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Berlin does not really know a summer slump, but towards autumn the event density increases even more. Of course, even in the capital, not everything that shines is gold, but a few real highlights are still ahead of us in 2020:
In Berlin, we celebrate the festivities as they fall. The capital is known for its joie de vivre, creative solutions and answers to specific challenges. With the Festival of Lights (September 11 to 20, 2020) and Berlin leuchtet (September 25 to October 4, 2020), there are two top events coming up that offer plenty of fascination as open air.
As difficult as it is for the Hotel Berlin, Berlin - as a top training company awarded by the German Hotel and Restaurant Association - unfortunately no new trainees can be taken on this year. How are you supposed to learn to plan events and conferences if none of them take place?
The hotel's environmental management is now certified with ISO 14001 Berlin, August 4, 2020 - The Hotel Berlin, Berlin has been awarded the ISO 14001 certificate. The international standard for environmental management systems stands for sustainable management and care in the use of resources. The certificate confirms ongoing improvements - from the planning of measures, their implementation and maintenance to the achievement of new goals. The process benefits the environment and the company by significantly reducing energy consumption and disposal costs, among other things.
In Berlin's summer, you have to be prepared for anything. A construction site on the right street corner can become a trendy open-air location, and a park idyll can inspire a spontaneous party. When the temperatures soar, creative ideas bubble up, but of course tempers also flare - no matter, both are typical Berlin.
Corona has changed the world, but it's not meant to stay that way forever. That's why the Hotel Berlin, Berlin is declaring war on the virus with the highest hygiene standards. The thoroughly thorough checklist of new measures - drawn up with Bureau Veritas, a renowned testing and inspection company with many years of experience in occupational health and safety - leaves no area in the hotel out: from the lobby and reception to the last corner of every room, everything has been redesigned in line with the new challenges.
The history of Berlin can be traced back for millennia and its metropolitan area is home to a number of unforgettable attractions perfect for the young and old alike.
Berliners love both their food and their bodies, and that makes the city one of the best places to find tasty, healthy dishes. Vegetarians in especially will be in dreamland. To help you choose, here are seven great healthy restaurants.
If you only have 3 days in Berlin, then you'll have sufficient time to explore many of the main sites and soak up the capital's distinctive atmosphere. A weekend in Berlin will not allow you to view everything the city has to offer but you will certainly get to know your way around in that time. With just a weekend itinerary, Berlin can seem too large at first, so stick to a plan to get the best out of your schedule.
One's first thoughts of Berlin might be of its troubled past, of grim grey architecture and of humourless museums and of strictly punctual and highly organised people. These thoughts are wrong: based on stereotypes and not updated since the 60s – when few people travelled compared to nowadays!
Berlin is a fabulous city at any time of year, but it really comes alive in the winter months. With its amazing shopping and lively night-life, this is a great place to visit in the weeks before and after Christmas. Berlin winter activities can include shopping, theatre and film, museum visits, or even a Segway tour round the sights. You'll need a warm coat though - temperatures can stay below freezing for days on end.
Those in Berlin who thrill at the creative genius of the world’s most admired street artists are in for a treat when the new Berlin Urban Nation Museum in Schöneberg throws opened its doors on 16 September 2017. Actually, the intention is to turn the entire building into a street art museum, with many of the exterior surfaces also being surrendered to a celebration of street art. This stunning initial introduction to urban art in Berlin will be just a foretaste of the artistic treasure trove within.
This season's Berlin musicals line-up is set to provide a real treat for all visitors to the city. From the bizarrely fascinating antics of the Berlin Blue Man Group to the groovy musical of the Rocky Horror Show, there is something for everyone in the world of Berlin´s live music scene. And with Hotel Berlin, Berlin only a few kilometres from each show and offering special package deals for Blue Man Show tickets and hotel stays , now is a great time to experience the unique musical world of the German capital.
A growing number of millennials are now entering into the workforce and as a result, businesses need to be able to cater to their unique needs. This is particularly the case when discovering the proper ways to handle a meeting or conference in Berlin. Let us look at five takeaway tips to keep in mind.
Launching this summer, You, Me & Berlin is an exciting new initiative. The project aims to connect communities, celebrate diverse neighbourhoods and help visitors. Its concise and welcoming motto You don’t have to be from Berlin to be a Berliner focuses on leisure travellers who are interested in discovering the city.
Christopher Street Day is a huge annual LGBT celebration held in Germany each year that is celebrated with festivities across Germany, such as Berlin Pride. It is a large street festival dedicated to celebrating and demonstrating for the rights of LGBT people. It is quite possibly the largest of the Berlin gay events of the year, attracting over 1m people from across Europe. Knowing how to get the most out of your time on Christopher Street Day is crucial, so planning ahead and knowing what's available is advised.
The Berlin marathon 2018 is right around the corner and the good news is that the German capital is a runner-friendly destination that allows athletes to train in a variety of terrains.
Once again, Berlin is becoming one big catwalk. The Fashion Week in January 2021 is a meeting place for international designers, retailers and representatives of the fashion industry and press.
At the Spring Light Festival light artists celebrate the spring awakening. The festival takes place for the first time in 2021. Berlin's winter only hesitantly gives way to spring. While daylight slowly wins the battle against the long nights, artists bring light and colors. At the Spring Light Festival, tourist attractions and facades are brought to life by international light artists using video mapping.
At the ITB Berlin the whole variety of travel is presented: countries, destinations, tour operators, booking systems, carriers, hotels and all others who want to make the most beautiful weeks of the year even more pleasant for their customers.
Every year on May Day the "Myfest" takes place in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
Berlin could hardly show itself from a more colorful side: Numerous groups of different nationalities offer music, dance, performance, visual arts and acrobatics on moving floats at the Carnival of Cultures.
Traditionally in September, the capital is the scene of the Berlin Marathon. Over 40,000 participants (runners) take part in the Berlin Marathon every year. They come from around 120 countries, and the crowd of participants and spectators is accordingly international and colorful.
Manufacturers and dealers from 60 countries present handicrafts, design and natural products at the international sales fair (formerly Import Shop Berlin). The Bazaar Berlin, known as Import Shop Berlin, is an exotic shopping mile and "marketplace of cultures" at the same time, it is a place of encounter and cultural exchange.