Berlin In Your Pocket city guide


They say ‘time waits for no man’, and this is certainly true when it comes to Berlin. Christmas and New Year’s Eve have been and gone, but anyone thinking this leads to a lull in the German capital are in for a rude awakening. Berlin truly is the city that never sleeps, and there’s plenty on tap for the final months of winter. 

The world’s largest tourism fare for one. The ITB Tourism Fair has come a long way from its first edition way back in 1966, and it now features around 10,000 exhibitors from every corner of the globe over five magical March days. It is one of the highlights of our Berlin calendar, and the 2019 ITB promises to be very special indeed.

Speaking of special festivals, Berlinale season is well and truly here. One of the world’s great film festivals, the celebration of cinema is into its 69th year in 2019 and has a predictably fantastic line up once again. Be sure to book your tickets well in advance for the films, as this is one of the city’s great events. 

What else do we have? Well, the small matter of Valentine’s Day for one. We’re unashamed lovers of the most romantic day of the year, and we’ve put together some tips for the day over on page 18. Don’t forget the flowers. All this plus the Bauhaus centenary, countless exhibitions, shows and gigs, plus the usual array of fantastic restaurants, bars, cafe and attractions. 

We hope our guide helps you to embrace this incredible city, and that you have as much fun in Berlin as we do. As always we welcome any and all feedback, whether that is via email, social media, or through clandestine messages across the hall at the ITB. We’ll see you there. 

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