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  • BERLINALE (International Filmfestspiele Berlin) 7 February to 17 February 2013
  • FASCHING (Karneval 2012 Feiertage) - Cologne Area Weiberfastnacht - Thursday 7.February 2013 - Rosenmontag - Monday, 11.February 2013 - Fastnacht - Tuesday, 12 .February 2013 - Aschermittwoch - Wednesday, 13.February 2012
  • Ambiente. This is one of the principal consumer goods trade fairs of Europe. Its origins go back centuries. For information, call tel. 069/75750 ( Mid-February.





  • EASTER (Ostern Feiertage) -
    Palm Sunday (Palmsonntag) Sunday, 1.April 2012
    Green Thursday (Gründonnerstag) Thursday, 5.April 2012
    Good Friday (Karfreitag) Friday, 6.April 2012
    Holy Saturday (Karsamstag) Saturday, 7.April 2012
    Easter Sunday (Ostersonntag) Sunday, 8.April 2012
    Easter Monday (Ostermontag) Monday, 9.April 2012


  • LABOR DAY (Tag Der Arbeit) May 1, 2012
  • PENTECOST SUNDAY (pfingstsonntag) - Sunday, 27.May 2012
  • PENTECOST MONDAY - (pfingstmontag) - Monday, 28.May 2012


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  • OPERAS - early to mid-June, at the Staatsoper, Unter den Linden 5-7
  • CARNIVAL OF CULTURES (Karneval der Kulturen) - early June, set in the district of Kreuzberg, about a million people attend this exciting street fair, parade and party
  • CONCERT- throughout June, the Berlin Philharmonic plays at the Philharmonie, Herbert von Karajan Strasse 1
  • GERMAN CHOIR FESTIVAL - various locations


  • LOVE PARADE - mid-July, with about a million participants and spectators, this exciting and lively parade includes many large carnival floats and takes place along Strasse des 17 Juni in Tiergarten


  • BEER FESTIVAL- early August, held at Strasberger Platz, with 200 different breweries representing over 75 countries and more than 1,500 different types of beer
  • ISTAF TRACK AND FIELD MEETS- mid to late August, this historic event attracts many top athletes and is held at Friedrich-Jahn-Sportpark
  • LATE NIGHT OF THE MUSEUMS (Lange Nacht der Museen) - late August, over 90 museums stay open until midnight (or later), with many concerts, lectures and parties
  • TANZ IN AUGUST - mid to late August, an international dance festival with various events taking place at the Hebbel Theater, Stresemannstrasse 29, Berlin-Kreuzberg and other venues in the city
  • OPERAS - late August, at Deutsche Oper, Bismarckstrasse 35
  • HEIMAT KLAGE- throughout August, this world-music festival takes place at Tempodrom, Askanischer Platz 4, Kreuzberg


  • OKTOBERFEST September through October 2012
  • INTERNATIONAL ELECTRONICS FAIR- early September, held every two years at the exhibition Grounds / ICC Berlin, this popular event displays the latest electrical innovations
  • LITERATURFESTIVAL BERLIN- mid-September, this is one of the world's largest book festivals and is held at various venues in the city centre
  • BERLIN MARATHON- late September, with over 35,000 runners, the race starts at Bradenburg Gate and the route takes in many of the city's best sights


  • OKTOBERFEST September through October 2012
  • GERMAN UNITY DAY (Tag der Deutschen Einheit) - October 3rd, German public holiday with many celebrations around the city


  • ST. MARTIN'S DAY November 11, 2012
  • CHRISTMAS MARKETS most Christmas Markets begin in late November, with many going through late December.
  • JAZZFEST - early November, many famous jazz artists perform at various venues across the city
  • FESTWOCHEN - early November, with musical and theatrical performances, book readings, film previews and art exhibitions at many different venues in the city
  • JEWISH CULTURAL DAYS (Jüdische Kulturtage) - various venues throughout the city


  • CHRISTMAS MARKETS most Christmas Markets begin in late November, with many going through late December.
  • ARCHITECTURE EXIBIT - early December, detailing many interesting projects, at the Old Building, Jewish Museum Berlin, Lindenstrasse 9-14


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