What to do in Berlin in winter? Winter in Berlin is disgusting. Cold and gray and wet. It snows extremely rare here, but when it suddenly happens, all ground transport stops as if on purpose to give the locals waiting at the stop the opportunity to be alone with their thoughts that it is time to give up everything and finally move to Mallorca or in Maspalomas.
So do not believe the enticing names of bus tours like “Winter’s Tale in Germany”, but go to the mountains or wherever it is warmer. If suddenly you are already in Berlin, then do not worry, we will not leave you in trouble and in the cold. Here, we’ve rounded up the best indoor activities this winter so people can enjoy their trip without getting the flu!
January 16, 10.00 – 15.00
If your style is so extraordinary that even the clothes of independent Berlin labels, let alone any H&M, you find overly narrow-minded, then you must attend this outstanding event. The Comic Opera House has decided to do general cleaning and is selling its costumes in this regard! The organizers promise to put up for sale about 2,000 costumes and accessories used in 60 productions from 1979 to 2015! The doors of the theater for fans of exclusive shopping will be open from 10.00 to 15.00. No matter who you are – a homeless city madman, a goth librarian, or a top manager whiling away evenings in Victorian-style BDSM brothels – thanks to the wide assortment and price range (from € 1 to € 800), no one will go home with empty-handed! Free admission. What to do in Berlin in winter?
February 6, from 17.00, entrance € 3
Spreewerkstätten, Am Krögel 2
It doesn’t matter if you are a hipster or just live in pleasure, without denying yourself anything – everyone should visit this market. Even if you’re not into secondhand junk, designer eco-friendly soaps, felt jewelry, and Bowie’s first vinyl album, you can grind a juicy vegan burger here and dance to live music and DJs. What to do in Berlin in winter?
Until April 10, entrance from € 3, on Mondays free
Unter den Linden 13 – 15
In response to Dali’s words “Surrealism is me”, Jackson Pollock could answer: “And I am abstract expressionism!” One of the most famous and expensive American artists of the 20th century, he became famous for his Action Painting technique. A painting of action, when Pollock, instead of blissfully brushing his brush across a canvas set on an easel, sprinkled paint uncontrollably onto huge canvases lying on the floor. His work had a tremendous impact on the development of world art in the second half of the last century.
The epicenter of the exhibition at the Deutsche Bank Gallery is a huge “Mural”, painted by Jackson Pollock in 1943 at the request of Peggy Guggenheim, who wanted something to decorate the hall of her New York residence. Pollock’s masterpiece will most likely remind you of an ornament on wallpaper or an illustration from a book with optical illusions, but that’s only because you don’t understand anything about art. What to do in Berlin in winter?
On February 11, the world premiere of the film Long Live Caesar! The Coen Brothers kick off the 66th Berlin Film Festival, which needs no special introduction. Let’s just note that you shouldn’t be afraid of rumors that tickets are selling like hotcakes. Yes, there are always people who spend the night in front of the box office to be the first to buy tickets for a movie with some George Clooney, but we do it differently: an hour before the start of each movie, the sale of the remaining tickets begins at the box office of the cinema where it will be shown. They are always there. Therefore, it is usually enough to come to the cashier an hour and a half before the start to get inside without any problems. Another small secret – for students, tickets are half the price, although this is not particularly advertised. And on the last day of the festival, tickets for all screenings cost half the price (for students – 4!). See the program on the festival website.
February 5-7, entrance € 4
Urban Spree, Revaler Str. 99
Berlin Graphic Days is a large annual festival of visual arts and design, taking place for the 7th time. About a hundred designers, artists, illustrators, and other creative personalities will gather here to show you their talent and make you doubt yours. The event takes place in the format of a get-together or a market rather than a traditional exhibition. All works – and these are drawings, clothing, accessories, posters, books, and more – are up for sale. The main feature of the festival is Live Painting when you witness the creation of a painting that you can immediately buy under the hammer. Last year, for example, we took home a huge portrait of a black girl with a gun in her hands for only € 3. And here you can not only feel like an art buyer but also just relax with a cocktail or beer in hand to the ubiquitous electro.
Hardenbergstraße 22, entrance € 5-10
To further convince yourself of your worthlessness, go to the exhibition of Stephen Shore, one of the most important contemporary photographers, the man who, as a 17-year-old pimply teenager, hung out with Andy Warhol and moved into his “Factory. ” There, Stephen diligently documented the everyday life of its inhabitants and guests, and at the age of 23, he had a personal exhibition at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. At C / O Berlin, you will see the best work of the American photographer, made by him over forty years of his creative career. In parallel, the C / O hosts an exhibition of Ulrich Wüst, the leading photographer of the GDR in the 1980s. And before January 31, you can still get to the Anton Corbijn retrospective, about which we wrote last time .
Until April 10, entrance € 4-7
me Collectors Room Berlin / Stiftung Olbricht, Auguststraße 68
Until April 10, in my Collectors Room Berlin, you can see 65 works by Cindy Sherman, the most successful contemporary photographer. The exhibition is held in a retrospective format, which means that you will be able to get acquainted with all the creative periods of the queen of the masquerade and staged photography at once. What to do in Berlin in winter?
Until March 6
Joint exhibition of the greatest master of the Western European Renaissance Albrecht Durer and contemporary South African artist William Kentridge, organized by Kupferstichkabinett Berlin in cooperation with the Free University. The aim of the exhibition, despite a temporary gap of five centuries, is to establish a dialogue between two visions of print and graphic art. Here you can hang in front of the legendary “Melancholy” by Durer and try to unravel its secret.
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