Berlin is one of those cities where cultural activities never stop; Three big Opera houses (including, The Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Komische Oper and Deutsche Oper), nine symphonic orchestras (including Berliner Philharmoniker, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Berliner Symphoniker, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and Staatskapelle Berlin), thirty-two formal theaters and more that four hundred informal stages, are just a sign that the cultural offer in the capital of Germany never stops growing.
To satisfy locals and tourists, the most famous cultural activity in the city is, without any doubt, Die Lange Nacht der Museen (The Long Night of Museums). Twice a year, most of the museums in Berlin, open their doors till midnight free of charge to its visitors, as a way to make culture and entertainment accessible to everyone in Berlin.
Some theaters, close to your apartments in Berlin, as the Volksbuhne (The people’s Theater), are true defenders of the values of the former socialist Berlin and still keep their original spirit alive. In the same area of the former communist Berlin, we can find The Kunsthaus Tacheles (Art House Tacheles). Originally a shopping mall in the Jewish quarter, it was destroyed during the war and unoccupied until the 13th of February 1990, around hundred artists occupied it and started constructing a theater, as well as some exhibition halls for their works. Currently the Kunsthaus Tacheles features a disco, a bar and a cinema. With the fall of the wall, the prices of the land in the area increased rapidly, but despite of that the Tacheles has gained such as international prestige to be able to face the crisis.
Volksbuhne Source: Berlin Unlike
Culture and modernist architecture are perfectly combined in The Haus der Kulturen der Welt (“House of the Cultures of the World”), which was the American contribution to the international construction exhibition in 1957 that features concerts, dance and theater performances, as well as art and visual art exhibitions from non-European countries.
However there is a magic place in Berlin, in which culture and arts are gathered in the most classic and sophisticated way; the Museumsinsel (Museum Island), which is the birthplace of the history of the city. On this island, we can find the top museums of Berlin including The Altes Museum (Old Museum), The Neues Museum (New Museum), The Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery), The Bode Museum and the The Pergamon Museum.
Museumsinsel source: Beijing government
Among the many cultural events held in Berlin, there is the International Film Festival of Berlin: Every year in February, the Berlinale festival evokes the magic of the film world between the towers and glass palaces of Potsdamer Platz. An international jury selects the winners of the Golden and Silver Bear.
When talking about electronic music, the famous Love Parade is truly one of the best festivals of its kind in the world: Every summer this great techno festival gathers music lovers in the Tiergarten Park downtown Berlin and making more than a million people from around the world party every year among colorful floats and costumes.
Enjoy one of the most entertained cultural capitals of Europe, while staying in Berlin apartments.
Hans Beltran is a world traveler, who enjoys writing everything regarding holidays and vacations. Passionate about SEO and world history, found in writing the perfect way to share his experiences with his fellow travelers.