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A short while ago we wrote a post about the Best Events in Berlin This Autumn. Since the response from students was overwhelming, we thought to make this a monthly recurrence and spot the coolest Berlin events for you. So, if you’re ready: fasten your seatbelt, we’re ready to go!

Berlin is one of the most multicultural cities in Europe. Its diversity is emphasised in every single place. Around the city, you will hear German, of course, but also English, Russian, Turkish, French and a whole list of other languages. Berlin is often described as a city on the move. There are a lot of Berlin events to discover, but the number of tourists often don’t know that such events even exist. Here you will be able to find a list of the main Berlin events which are usually planned in springtime. Please note, however, that some of them do not yet have a confirmed date due to current Covid restrictions.

What does the Berlin events calendar look like for April 2021?

With people coming from all corners of the world, Berlin has become over time a multicultural venue with lots of vibrant events every day. This list of great Berlin events will help you save time (and money!) this month. No doubts you will be in love with Berlin even more after completing this list!

Spring Festival

Similar to an amusement park with numerous different rides and attractions, this festival makes Berlin’s inhabitants happy by offering a feeling of the start of the spring and summer seasons in Germany. The festival usually takes place in April, but this year no date has yet been announced for the Spring Festival.

Located in Kurt-Schumacher-Damm, the spring festival is free of charge to enter and is a great opportunity to enjoy a fun evening in Berlin with friends.

Gallery weekend

This art event is planned for the last weekend of April: from April 30th to May 2nd. The point of this art exhibition is to expose creative conceptions in different places across Berlin. The Gallery weekend as popular among fans from Germany and from across the world as it is among professional artists looking for inspiration or examples of classic and successful artwork. This event, lasting 3 days, opens the doors to 49 galleries of Berlin, which enables people to see exclusive artistic creations and masterpieces.

Gallery weekend steps & infos

  • It starts on Friday (30th of April) night from 6pm to 9pm
  • Takes place on Saturday (1st of May) and Sunday (2nd of May) from 11am to 7pm
  • Galleries and artists which are participating in the project
  • Price: Free
  • Conditions: Physical and Digital meetings

Berlin Events

The Gardener & the Tree Concert

Taking place in the Berlin-Festsaal Kreuzberg, the concert is planned to take place on the19thApril 2021. This Indie-Folk band can thrill you all night long. Starting at 7pm, you can be sure to have a amazing night filled with popular music and opportunities to dance!

Don’t you want to take part in Berlin events and slowly return to a normal life? If so, remember that all tickets are able to be booked online!

Mamma Mia!

With a younger cast, ‘Mamma Mia!’ is back on stage more than 20 years after the first release. This hugely successful musical is passing through the generation gap and bringing people back together. This Berlin event is now one of the most popular amongst Baby Boomers, Generation X and even Generation Y!

The performances of the show started on the 11th of April in Hamburg, and the cast will be in Berlin for one day only! Don’t waste any more time and book your ticket today!

Berlin events will only be planned if the incidence rates start to decrease. On top of this, the number of corona cases in Berlin must also start to fall. At the moment, this is, unfortunately, not the case, so we should all continue our efforts in order to increase our chances of having a great summer full of events in Berlin.

Despite the Coronavirus crisis, Berlin events can somehow continue to take place. Artists, organisers and the economy count on you to book your ticket online and to take part in these wonderful experiences.

If you would like to take part in German courses whilst enjoying one of Berlin’s finest events, have a look at our German Courses!

To know more about Berlin events when there were no restrictions, find out what we proposed on November 8th, of 2018!

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#1 Christmas Markets and Fairs Arrive in Berlin Mitte

The temperature in Germany might be dropping but that doesn’t mean it’s time to lock ourselves inside just yet. On the contrary, this means it’s time to get together and enjoy what events Berlin has to offer in the month of November. So swap those blankets and hot chocolate for warm scarves and gluhwein because yes, the Weihnachten season is upon us.

Get festive during the last week of November because the first 3 “Weihnachtsmärkte” are officially opening in Mitte:

  • Alexanderplatz Christmas market   (26th November – 26 December 2018)
  • Charlottenburg Palace Christmas market (27th November – 26th December)
  • Gedächtniskirche Christmas market (26th November 2018 – 6 January 2019)

#2 Potsdamer Platz Ice Rink Opens

2nd November – 6th January

If you are in the mood for something a little more active, Potsdamer Platz is the place to be in November. These Berlin events will turn Potsdamer Platz into a real winter wonderland with a massive open-air ice rink. Here you can skate to your heart’s content and afterwards warm-up with some Glühwein. Not a big fan of ice-skating? No problem! Have a go at another classic German wintersport and maybe you’ll discover you have a natural flair for Bavarian ice curling.

#3 Short Film Festival Events Berlin

19th – 25th November

In Berlin events like Film Festivals never miss. Yet, this is not the typical Film Festival you find everywhere. If you’re a movie fan in Berlin, then make sure you don’t miss the crazy lineup at this year’s Berlin Short Film Festival. More than 500 German and international independent short films will be screened and awarded during this 7-day-festival. This is the second most significant international film festival in Berlin after the Berlinale and is expected to stand out even more in the years to come.

#4 Christmas Garden Opens

15th November – 6th January

Can you tell yet we are huge Weihnachtszeit lovers? That’s why we included the most essential Berlin events that are Holiday themed in our list. We definitely recommend a visit to the Christmas Garden. Let your heart get filled with joy as you walk through the magical forest in the botanical garden. The Christmas Garden is completely decorated with extraordinary colourful illuminations and light sculptures. Together with cosy fireplaces and festive treats this will make for an experience you will never forget.

Have a look at what this year’s edition will be like!

#5 Jazzfest Berlin

1st – 4th November

Ready to enjoy some smooth jazz in November? Then you really can’t miss out on Jazzfest Berlin. Jazzfest Berlin is a festival that consists of small Berlin events spread out over the most renowned jazz clubs in Berlin. There are still some tickets left so hurry up and soon you will be bopping your head to the finest jazz that Berlin has to offer.

#6 Bazaar Events Berlin

7th – 11th November

A list of Berlin events wouldn’t be complete without an event on fashion, or rather sustainable fashion. At the Bazaar Berlin you will find all the exotic sustainable items your heart desires. More than 500 manufactures from 60 different countries will be offering their best fair-trade products so there is no way you are going home empty handed.

#7 Mauerpark Fleamarket – (last month don’t miss your chance)

If you have been living in Berlin for a while, you know that Sunday afternoon means Mauerpark. This enormous weekly fleamarket put Mauerpark on the map and a visit here is essential. We included it in our Berlin events calendar because the fleamarket will be on a break during Winter. So don’t miss your chance and check out our detailed article on what to expect at Mauerpark before it’s too late!

#8 Street Food Thursday

Slowly getting tired of the Currywurst and Döner? Ready to challenge those tastebuds a bit more? We are finishing off our list of Berlin events with Street Food Thursday. This is a weekly international food market in the trendy neighbourhood Kreuzberg. So you can spend the day feeding your inner hipster child in Kreuzberg.