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There's culture in Berlin again: highlights and events 2020

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:

Day of German Unity

Even if the main celebrations this year will take place in Potsdam, Berlin has a lot to offer - after all, October 3, 2020 falls on a Saturday. In Hohenschönhausen, the Herbstfestrummel marks the end of the funfair-free period, the Wall Trail is definitely worth a hike, those who are lucky enough to win a lottery can go to the Staatsoper Unter den Linden for the Unity Concert free of charge, and those who want big hoopla can take the S-Bahn to the ceremony in Brandenburg's capital.  


This year, Germany celebrates the 250th birthday of a great composer whose works continue to inspire today: Ludwig van Beethoven. In this anniversary year, numerous artists in the capital are dedicating themselves to the great and small works of the exceptional artist. Thus, in the context of BTHVN2020 listen to concerts in the Philharmonie, be moved by sound in the cinema, experience the symbiosis of Beethoven and Cuban rhythms, discover the comedy potential of the master or get closer to the genius through workshops at the Musical Instrument Museum. Orchestra

Berlin Science Week

In Berlin, even science takes on festival character, captivating a wider audience than just the usual nerds and experts. This year the program switches from physical events to global virtuality. Here, the world's best scientists will come together to teach us to marvel during Berlin Science Week from October 31 to November 9 2020. On offer will be workshops and symposia, exhibitions and science slams: pleasure at the highest level.Berlin Sciens Week Campus ○Falling Walls Foundation Berlin Science Week Campus at the Natural History Museum. © Falling Walls Foundation

Jewish Culture Days

The Jewish Community of Berlin will let us experience how colorful and multifaceted Jewish culture is from November 7 to 15, 2020. In addition to a large festival, the Jewish Culture Days will present lots of music from jazz to rock, soul and pop to classical or synagogal music. In addition, there are readings, lectures and, of course, public services. Shalom Berlin!The Klezmatics
The Klezmatics, © Photo by Michael Macioce

International Short Film Festival

For the 36th time, filmmakers from around the world will come to Berlin for the International Short Film Festival to present their short works to interested viewers. Whether curious and ingenious, witty or informative, 400 films worth seeing will be filtered out of a good 6,000 submissions and presented in several cinemas from November 10 to 15. At the end, the best will be awarded prizes, but all festival films are sure to be a winner. Volksbühne Berlin