So much to see in August!

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Be sure to rest your eyes in July as August brings colorful, visual events to Berlin! Watch Europe’s best athletes at Breitscheidplatz and be amazed by Berlin’s museums at night.

Summer’s major sports event is finally near: The European Athletics Championships will take place at Olympiastadion Berlin from 7 to 12 August. Some competitions will be held next door to us at Breitscheidplatz. The so-called European Mile will host the men’s shot put qualification (6 August, 5.35 p.m.), men’s and women’s 50 kilometer race walking finale (7 August, 8.35 a.m.), women’s 20 kilometer race walking finale (11 August, 9.05 a.m.), men’s 20 kilometer race walking finale (10.55 a.m.), women’s marathon finale (12 August, 9.05 a.m.) and men’s marathon finale (10 a.m.). In addition, all award ceremonies will take place next to the Memorial Church. Free entry!

Goals, fouls, penalties: Hertha BSC is back at Olympiastadion for the new season. The first match of Pál Dárdai’s team will be against 1. FC Nürnberg.

Experience 80 museums in eight hours: The Long Night of Museums start at 6. p.m. on 25 August. Pay a visit to Nefertiti, Dalí and dinosaur Tristan. In addition, there are tours with vintage busses through Berlin’s neighborhoods.

Natural light show: Thousands of falling stars can be seen in the night from 11 to 12 August. Find a cozy, dark place and make a wish!

The 20th Potsdamer SchlösserNacht invites guests to marvel and stroll through Park Sanssouci on 17 and 18 August. Artists and musicians can be found throughout the park, enchanting their guests true to the motto ‘extravaganza’.

The Victoria House at the Botanical Garden has recently reopened. Don’t miss your chance to see Queen Victoria's water lilies in full bloom. The garden is especially open until midnight on 4, 11, 18 and 25 August because Victoria only blooms at night.

The whole spectrum of contemporary dance can be witnessed at the festival Tanz im August from 10 August to 2 September. Whether ballet, street dance or performance – look forward to productions with stars and newcomers, among them world and German premieres.

Music and movement: The Zug der Liebe takes its tour from Treptower Park to Frankfurter Allee on 25 August. It will be accompanied by techno beats and 20,000 people, demonstrating for living together in respect.

The latest innovations and trends in electronics will be showcased at IFA Berlin from 31 August to 5 September. Exhibitors from all around the world will present audio and video systems, smart home appliances, air-conditioning technologies and much more. On the first two days, the music festival DeutschPoeten will take place at IFA-Sommergarten with Bausa and Clueso.

We end with tipps for the ears rather than the eyes: International young orchestras play at Young Euro Classic at Konzerthaus from 3 to 20 August. And Musikfest Berlin from 31 August to 18 September focuses on works by Bernd Alois Zimmermann and Claude Debussy.

And don't miss: The European Month of Photography 2018 starts at the end of September. More in our next blog. Take care!

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