Berlin in September

The summer holidays are over - but why be sad in Berlin is the culture high season :-)

From 2 to 20 September 2016, the Musikfest Berlin starts into the new season. Over 19 days 27 events with more than 70 works will be presented by 35 composers, performed by 20 orchestras, instrumental and vocal ensembles and numerous soloists from the international music scene and the music city Berlin.

Particularly noteworthy is a special event on 04.09.2016 at the Philharmonic: Music from Hollywood, from the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios brings the John Wilson Orchestra Berlin. He was early fascinated by the movie musicals of the golden era of Hollywood which has highly influenced his passion for the music of Cole Porter on George Gershwin to Conrad Salinger.

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Foto: Symphonieorchester of the Bayerischen Rundfunks 2013 © PROMO  

The IFA takes place from 02. to 07.09.2016 so Berlin is once again taken over by international travelers - on Sunday 04.09.2016 shops are open for shopping and on the grounds of the Funkausstellung concerts of the legendary Fantastischen Vier (01.09.2016) and Rea Garvey (04.09.2016) will take place.

Other concert highlights in September: Justin Bieber on 14.09.2016 & Nickelback on 26.9.2016 - both in the Mercedes Benz Arena.

In the Komische Oper is the operetta „A woman knows what she wants“ from Oscar Strauss a mandatory program - the two stars of the stage Dagmar Manzel and Max Hopp shine in this 2-character play with a total of 20 different rolls ... a feast for your senses.  


Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, Tymek Borowski, Key Visual. 2016, Installation View © Tymek Borowski


Art lovers should not miss the Berlin Art Week from 13. to 18.09.2016 which already takes place for the fifth time. The Berlin Art Week grants always new, surprising insights in private collections, project rooms and production areas of the city. The focus is again on the fairs abc art berlin contemporary and POSITIONS BERLIN - Art Fair at Postbahnhof am Ostbahnhof.

Foto: Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, Tymek Borowski, Key Visual. 2016, Installation View © Tymek Borowski



Lollapalooza Festival BerlinA spectacle of a different kind is the Lollapalooza Festival on 10. & 11.9.2016 in Treptow Park. Lollapalooza Berlin brings a unique blend of music, food, fashion, cool activities for kids and a focus on sustainability into the heart of the city. Radiohead, Paul Kalkbrenner, Max Herre unplugged for MTV, Tocotronic and all colors are just a few highlights.

The traditional International Pyronale on 10. & 11.09.2016 on the Maifeld at the Olympic Station, despite many imitators, has maintained its uniqueness. Only the best of the best compete here for the attention of the audience and jury. The teams create in months of preliminary work shows in which music and fireworks merge to a perfect unit. The fireworks explode at an altitude of about 300 meters, where individual fireworks achieve a three-dimensional extension of 150 meters.


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After so much feasting and cultural impressions you should sign up for the Berlin Marathon. On 25.9.2016 60 000 participants on feet or wheels realize their dream by passing through the Brandenburg Gate to reach their finish. Some starting places are still available – maybe in connection with a stay with us.

Foto: © SCC EVENTS/Camera4

Another sporting event is the struggle of the German tennis elite to remain in the premier league ... the relegation to the Davis Cup against Poland from 16. to 18.09.2016 at the Steffi Graf Stadion.

As a culinary highlight I would like to recommend this month, the Thaiwiese at the Preußenpark on Fehrbelliner Platz. Authentic street Thai food in mids of a public park!

In case the food was too spicy for you, drink a Quartiermeister „Bier für den Kiez“ and automatically support projects in the neighborhood.

Prost and to thousands of wonderful experiences in our cultural capital Berlin:-)

Your Hagen Hoppenstedt

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