Ever wondered how Easter is celebrated and what traditions they have in the German capital? Find out here!
Berlin News from DAS Akademie
We, the DAS folk, follow life in Berlin as curious locals and share our findings with our students on these pages. Thus, the following articles rather cover topics of general curiousity and insider tips, than the official news. Here, you will find everything in one place: From Berlin news on attractions, events, exhibitions and things to do, to the annoucements by our school on educational matters. Enjoy and do not hesitate to send us any special requests.
Why are bikes so popular in Berlin? There are many ways for you to stay active and explore this great city!
We have put together an ultimate step-by-step guide on how to successfully apply for and obtain a German Anmeldung.
What’s happening at the end of lockdown in Berlin and how does this affect your German-learning journey?
Public Transport is essential when it comes to getting around Berlin. Read this ultimate guide to find out all you need to know!
As vegan and vegetarian eating is becoming more and more popular across the world, we put together a list of a few of the many vegan places to eat in Berlin!
We listed all the best art pieces you can see on the street or in public places. Here you can find the best street art in Berlin and add them to your list of places to explore!
There are so many things that you can do during the winter months in Berlin. Dont’t worry, we have listed our top-picks for you so you can enjoy those chilly times!
We summarised each neighbourhood in Berlin and what is unique about them. You can find out which one is best for you based on price, environment and much more!
We have listed all the hidden and secret spots in Berlin that tourists have to visit! Find out more about secret places in Berlin and experience a whole new part of the capital!
We have collected all the unique museums in Berlin. Some of these are very weird, some are very funny or even scary. Find out about unusual and unique museums in Berlin!
What kind of traditional food and drink do you need to try in Berlin? Read all about the cuisine which cannot be missed in Berlin in this list!
If you’re looking for a new job in Berlin, have a read of this guide to find the best tips and tricks from the experts of Berlin!
We are delighted to announce we are reopening! Find out all about our hygiene plan and the measures we have taken to keep you safe in this article.
Although we are disappointed that our classes have to stay online for a little longer, we are going to make them as realistic as possible. Find out how here!
In this article, you will find a list of our favourite museums in Berlin. Some of these are more unusual, but not as well-known and definitely worth a visit!
The Berlinale is the biggest film event in Germany and part of the ‘Big Three’ film festivals in the world. Here, we have written a post all about it.
Who doesn’t love a Christmas market? Germany is the most well-known country in the world for these amazing festivities!
Music, history and culture all in a great city…What more do you need? Read all about the Concert at the Brandenburg Gate here!
In November every year, the East Side Gallery exhibits a light display. Why not take the opportunity and experience it with DAS Akademie?
The flea market in Mauerpark is the best place to get yourself a new wardrobe at a great price. Alongside this, you will benefit from a great atmosphere with street performers and a variety of different food options!
For over 15 years, Berlin has hosted a huge light festival which is the perfect opportunity to experience the city in a new light – literally!
Berghain Berlin is renowned for being difficult to get into, so why not read our ultimate guide and give it a shot?
Berlin is often described as the European capital of multiculturalism, so what better place to celebrate the world’s diversity?
In Berlin, people are never short of things to do at the weekend! Drinking beer whilst on a walk through the city or visiting museums are two of many common things to do in the capital!
One of the best things about Berlin is the huge amount of green spaces. In this article, we have highlighted some of the best.
Berlin wouldn’t be Berlin without museums. They don’t just attract tourists, but locals also regularly visit to learn about the county’s extensive history.
Although St. Patrick’s Day may seem like an Irish celebration, it doesn’t stop the locals getting a pint and singing throughout the day. Read this post to find out the best way to celebrate in Berlin.
Fuelled by wind and rain, February can be a difficult time to find things to do. There are, however, many options, read on to find out about just a few!
What is the history of the Christmas markets? What are the best things to buy there? Find out the answers here!
If you’re always looking for new things to get involved in, here is an ultimate list of upcoming events in Berlin! They are all so different but are all great fun and welcome everyone! Let us know what you think!
What are the 3 most popular events taking place in Berlin this August? No matter if you’re here permanently or just on holiday, there’s always a great place for you to visit!
When people think of German celebrations and festivals, the first one to pop into your head is always Oktoberfest. Read all about it here!
The Long Night of Museums is a great way to learn about the history and culture of Germany whilst on a nighttime adventure! You can visit one of the many museums from 18:00 and explore throughout the night!
The East Side Music Days Festival is jam-packed with music, dancing and a great atmosphere. Taking place alongside the Berlin Wall, it is the perfect place to relax and have a boogie!
If you missed the chance to celebrate at the beer festival in May- the international one is the best way to catch up! The festival features beer from all over the world and attracts people from a huge amount countries!
A separate festival to pride, the Christopher Street Day is an annual festival which celebrates the LGBT community properly!
Fancy visiting one of Berlin’s collection of museums during the night? This is your chance to do it! Find out all about the Long Night of the Sciences in this blog post!
A popular spring festival celebrated in Berlin! This is the perfect way to finally get excited for the hot summer in the German capital. Read about what is offered at this festival here!
Thousands of museums from across the world come together to celebrate International Museum Day. You can benefit from free admission and a huge variety of exhibits. Why not plan a nice day trip and visit as many museums as possible?
Have you ever wondered what the churches in Berlin’s Gardenmarkt actually represent? In this article, you’ll find out about the forgotten Huguenots of Berlin!
Have you ever heard of the Princess Garden in Berlin? We have written about one personal experience which may give you some inspiration!
What to do with all this green space in such a big and growing city? Use it for fun, of course! Berlin is special as it has green areas and lakes on the doorstep of a town booming with industry and multiculturalism.
The world clock in Alexanderplatz is recognised by tourists from all over the world. Find out what happens if you stay in Alexanderplatz and what role the clock plays in this article!