November in Berlin – Science Week, first Christmas feelings and more

November in Berlin is anything but grey. The international science, jazz, gastronomy and film scenes meet here this month. Listen to imaginative fairy tales, celebrate an extraordinary festival of the dead and visit the first Christmas markets!

The ninth of November marks the 34th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.  We’ll be celebrating the big anniversary next year, but in the meantime there are already a few exciting exhibitions on the theme to discover.

Tip 1: Celebrate Halloween in Berlin

Get the month off to a spooky start: On the night of 31 October and the first of November, all kinds of parties and events for children and adults take place in Berlin.  The Night of the Spirits is becoming more and more popular in Germany every year. Who is surprised? Carving pumpkins, eating sweets and creative disguises put you in a good mood. For the best tips on how to spend Halloween in Berlin, check out our blog article.

When: 31 October and 1st November


Tip 2: Get brain cells going at Berlin Science Week

For ten days during Science Week, you can gain an insight into the great scientific work being done in Berlin. The festival of science is entitled “Dare to know” and encourages you to expand your horizons. The diverse topics range from natural and social sciences to interdisciplinary art exhibitions and performances. Check out the most interesting workshops and lectures now.

When: 1st to 10th November


Tip 3: Explore Berlin’s culinary landscape with “eat! Berlin”

The gourmet festival “eat! Berlin” will get your taste buds pumping. The culinary festival celebrates the diversity of Berlin’s gastronomy. For ten days there are tastings, workshops, cooking shows and special gastronomic offers. Particularly popular are the special menus in high-class restaurants that you can’t normally book. Many events have limited space, so make sure to book early.

When: 2nd to 12th November


Tip 4: Enjoy music across the generations at the Jazz Festival

The renowned Berlin Jazz Festival puts the future of its musical genre at the centre of the action. The 60th edition of the festival, founded in 1964, is dedicated to connecting young and old by jazzing across generations. In addition to lots of concerts in various Berlin locations, there will also be artists’ talks. Gain an insight into the jazz scene and discover new interpretations of the musical genre.

When: 2nd to 5th November


Tip 5: See spectacular pieces on loan at the Museum Barberini

Under the title “Lifescape”, the new exhibition at Potsdam’s Museum Barberini is dedicated to the works of the Norwegian painter Edvard Munch. Learn more about the multifaceted artist, who is known to many only through his painting “The Scream”. The exhibition includes top-class loans from Oslo, New York and Dallas that you wouldn’t otherwise get to see. If you want to learn more about Munch, take a look at the Berlinische Galerie. The exhibition “Zauber des Nordens” (Magic of the North), which focuses on the artist’s time in Berlin, has been running here since September.

When: from 18th November
Where: Museum Barberini, Alter Markt – Humboldtstraße 5-6, Potsdam


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