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Berlin Diary Photograph of the Philharmonie




Events in Berlin during 2010

 The Philharmonie, home of the Berlin Philharmonic


This calandar is far from complete. More events will be added as they become known - all the more reason to visit the site again!


Berlin New Year run. A four kilometre run through Berlin 's most famous sites. Open to all, cost free.

28th December 2009 - 15th March Persecution of homosexuals in Hamburg 1919-1969

This exhibition documents the persecution of homosexual women and men during the Weimar Republic, the Nazi Regime and during the first decades of the Federal Republic of Germany. Schwules Museum, Mehringdamm 61.

28th December 2009 - 11th April. Dionysus – Metamorphosis and Ecstasy

170 antique sculptures, vases and small art objects represent thousands of art works which were stolen during World War II and restituted from the Soviet Union in 1958. Pergamon museum.

29th December 2009 - 31st January. Deep Sea

The deep sea begins around 200 metres under the ocean surface and is the world's largest ecological system. This exhibition lets visitors dive into these depths with its unusual inhabitants and gives insights into the complex work of the deep sea research. Natural history Museum.

29th December 2009 - 24th Wildlife photographs of the year

The best photographs of the famous international nature photography award by the Natural History Museum (London) and BBC Wildlife Magazine. Natural History Museum.

29th December 2009 - 7th February Caricatures of the Cold War. OSKAR vs. Erich Schmitt

Caricaturist OSKAR attacked the events around the Berlin Wall in the newspaper Berliner Morgenpost, for years. His drawings are juxtaposed with the caricatures by Erich Schmitt from the eastern newpaper Berliner Zeitung, illustrating the East-West-confrontation and its influences on everyday life in Berlin. Märkisches Museum, Am Köllnischen Park 5.

29th December 2009 - 28th February The Dame with the cembalo - Wanda Landowska and the Ancient Music

With an eye on the enigmatic personality of the cembalist Wanda Landowska, the development of the Ancient Music in the 20th century as well as the discussion on the "historical correct" cembalo are central themes of this exhibition. Musical Instrument Museum.

29th December 2009 - 14th February About peacocks, dragonflys and bats - mysterious fauna in the Art Nouveau

For the Art Nouveau, animal depictions played a symoblic role. This exhibition shows around 300 vases, plates, candleholder and other objects. Bröhan-Museum

29th December 2009 - 14th February The art is super!

New presentation of the collection with works by Joseph Beuys, Anselm Kiefer, Cy Twombly, Nam June Paik, Martin Kippenberger and other artists. Hamburger Bahnhof

29th December 2009 - 11th April Art around Humboldt

Travel studies from Central- and South-America by Johann Moritz Rugendas, Ferdinand Bellermann und Eduard Hildebrandt. Kupferstichkabinett in the Kulturforum.

1st - 28th February Faces of India - People in front of the camera, Technology museum.

Travel photographs from India by Helmut Schilke.

29th December 2009 - 10th January 2010 Global Players

Toys made from waste products of civilisation from more than 20 African countries illustrates the children's longing for a "normal" childhood as well as their creativity. At the Technology museum.

1st - 17th The Euro-Exhibition

An exhibition by the European banker's bank concerning the European currency at the Communication Museum-

1st - 6th June Childhood at the river Nile

Children's tunics, shoes, toys and pictures of children from the 3rd century B.C. to the 8th century A.D. living illustrate the living conditions of children in the Ancient Egypt. Bode-Museum.

1st January - 28th November, Everyone is different

The exhibition for children from 4 to 11 years deals with the subject of "beeing or feeling different". At various stations, the children can play, masquarade themselves and learn what it means, to be "different". Labyrinth Kindermuseum Berlin, Osloer Str. 12.

3rd Ice Hockey

Berlin Eisbären (Berlin Polar Bears) - Krefeld Penquins

First season in their new home.

Location: O2 World, Mühlenstr. 12, 10243 Berlin (Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg)

10th Ice Hockey

Berlin Eisbären - Hannover Scorpions

First season in their new home.

Location: O2 World, Mühlenstr. 12, 10243 Berlin (Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg)

16th - 25th

International Green Week. The International Green Week Berlin is the internationally leading public exhibition for the food, agriculture, and gardening industry.

28th, 29, 30th

Berlin's six day of bike races at the Velodrom.

99. Berlin Six-Day Race

International cycle racing: pacemaker race, ”Derny“ competitions, sprinting championships and show programme

Location: Velodrom, Paul-Heyse-Str. 26, 10407 Berlin (Pankow)


15th Ice Hockey

Berlin Eisbären - Adler Mannheim

First season in their new home.

Location: O2 World, Mühlenstr. 12, 10243 Berlin (Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg)

30th Football

Hertha bsc - Vfl bochum

location: Olympic stadium

31st Long Night of Museums. Approximately 100 museums are open from 6 pm Saturday evening until 2 am Sunday morning. A unique experience; with one ticket, visitors have unlimited use of a special shuttle bus service and entry to all participating venues.
3rd Berlin Philharmonic

Conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, Barbara Hannigan (soprano), Mitsuko Uchida (piano); Works by György Ligeti, Ludwig van Beethoven and Jean Sibelius

5th Ice Hockey

Berlin Eisbären - Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg

First season in their new home.

Location: O2 World, Mühlenstr. 12, 10243 Berlin (Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg)

7th Ice Hockey

Berlin Eisbären - Hamburg Freezers

First season in their new home.

Location: O2 World, Mühlenstr. 12, 10243 Berlin (Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg)

14th The Berlin Carnival Parade brings the party spirit to Germany 's capital, hitting the streets in a blaze of colour, music and dancing. Characters in traditional costumes include Narren (jesters), witches, clowns and other favourites.

The jovial carnival atmosphere is guaranteed to enliven the city and provide plenty of fun for all ages.

The parade begins at Ernst-Reuterplatz, heads down Hardenbergstrasse, and comes to its conclusion on Berlin 's famous shopping street, Ku'damm .



Herta bsc - FSV Mainz 05

Location: Olympic stadium

17th 20 Years Fall of the Berlin Wall: Two Houses - One City: Concert series in remembrance of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Wall

Six evenings with the chamber music groups of the Berlin Philarmonic and the Konzerthausorchester. Alternately in the Konzerthaus and in the Philarmonie they play well-known masterpieces as well as six world premieres by composers which have formerly been working in East and West Berlin or which come from abroad and live in Berlin today.

Location: Konzerthaus Berlin, Am Gendarmenmarkt 2, 10117 Berlin (Mitte)

2nd Ice Hockey

Berlin Eisbären - Kölner Haie

First season in their new home.

Location: O2 World, Mühlenstr. 12, 10243 Berlin (Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg)

5th Ice Hockey

Berlin Eisbären - Hannover Scorpions

First season in their new home.

Location: O2 World, Mühlenstr. 12, 10243 Berlin (Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg)

10th - 14th


ITB Berlin (International Tourism Borse) at the ICC. Trade visitors 10 th - 12 th, trade and the general public 13 th and 14 th. The ITB Berlin is a prime meeting place, a marketplace, and a driving force behind the entire industry.
With 10.000 exhibitors from 180 countries and regions visitors have the chance to explore the entire globe in just one day. Attendance at this show is essential in building a successful tourism business. I was there last year- where were you?

12th Ice Hockey

Berlin Eisbären - Frankfurt Lions

First season in their new home.

Location: O2 World, Mühlenstr. 12, 10243 Berlin (Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg)

13th Football

Hertha BSC - 1. FC Nürnberg

Location: Olympic stadium


Ice Hockey

Berlin Eisbären - Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers

First season in their new home.

Location: O2 World, Mühlenstr. 12, 10243 Berlin (Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg)

27th Football

Hertha BSC - Borussia Dortmund

Location: Olympic stadium








Hertha BSC - VfB Stuttgart

Location: Olympic stadium


16th Berlin Philharmonic

Conductor: András Schiff (piano); Works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

15th - 17th Fashing ends. Carnivals throughout Germany .
24th Football

Hertha BSC - FC Schalke 04

Location: Olympic stadium

27th Berlin Philharmonic

Conductor: Daniel Barenboim; the programme will be announced! (8p.m.)

  Long Night of the Opera. Opera houses open to visitors.





May Day. Public holiday.

Mayday march in Kreuzberg. This has become a tradition and was once known for it's violence. Generally peaceful today but the Berlin police take no chances.

8th Running Event for Women

5 or 10 km running or walking, 800 mtres children's run.

Location: Start: Straße des 17. Juni, (Mitte)



Berlin 25 km.

The Berlin 25km has one of the best reputations for quality organization and is certainly one of the best known of all European races. Starting and finishing at the Olympic Stadium and takes in famous landmarks such as the Brandenburg Gate and Kurfurstendam. There is also a supporting 10km.

14th Ascension day. Public holiday.
20th Berline Philharmonic

Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle; Jean Sibelius (Symphonie Nr.5, Symphonie Nr.6 , Symphonie Nr.7 )

29th May - 1st June For more than 10 years now the Carnival of Cultures has danced through the streets of Kreuzberg. Apart from music, dance and theatre performances, there will be international food and drink.
29th May - 1st June.

Heart Failure Congress 2010.

The Heart Failure Congress, the annual meeting of the Heart Failure Association of the ESC, is dedicated to all professionals interested in the broad spectrum of problems relating to heart failure at the ICC Berlin.

Various dates Berlin's Botanic Garden (Botanischer Garten) plays host to a series of Summer Concerts in the open air on Friday evenings. Music includes everything from Russian folk songs to Portuguese fado and the German Symphony Orchestra. For more information about the programme, please visit the Botanischer Garten website. The ticket prices all include entry to the garden on the day of the concert.
1st Public holiday.
3rd - 7th DMY International Design Festival. The Festival is enhanced with an extensive framework program featuring numerous workshops and seminars focusing on the theme of design. Creative talents, professionals and visitors all have the opportunity to discover the latest developments and to exchange ideas in direct contact with the international design scene.
5th - 9th WOC 2010 - World Ophthalmology Congress. XXXIInd International Congress of Ophthalmology & 108th DOG Congress at ICC Berlin.
8th - 13th ILA – Berlin Air Show 2010. International Aerospace Exhibition and Conferences at Berlin-Schönefeld Airport (Southern area)


19th The 19th June 2010 will be the day! Christopher Street Day will move through Berlin`s streets and hundreds of thousands of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders will demonstrate before the very eyes of their heterosexual fellow men for equal rights.
22nd AC/DC World tour concert at the Olympic Stadium 18:00 hours.
23rd and 24th Coil Winding Insulation & Electrical Manufacturing Exhibition at Messe Berlin, Messedamm 22, 14055 Berlin


23rd ENS 2010 – Congress of the European Neurological Society at ICC Berlin.
26th - 30th August

14th Köpenicker Blues and Jazz festival.

Rathuas Berlin-Köpenick (Köpenick Town Hall)

27th - 1st July International Congress of the International Society of Blood Transfusion at ICC Berlin.


NYK Waldbühne Open-Air Concert. Annually the Berlin Philharmonic ends it's season with an open air concert.
7th - 9th

Bread & Butter - Trade show for selected brands.

Leading International Fair for Street and Urban Wear at Templehof Airport Berlin.

Information: tel. +49 (30) 2000-370 / /

14th - 16th 184th ´Berliner Durchreise´ (fashion event) at Location: MCB - Mode-Center-Berlin, Mariendorfer Damm 1-3, 12099 Berlin (Neukölln)



Summer festival night in the Botanical Gardens.

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  The 13th International Berlin Beer Festival.

12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics in the Berlin Olympic Stadium.

3rd - 8th IFA - Internationale Funkausstellung 2010 at ICC Berlin

Consumer electronics trade fair.

8th - 10th Popkomm

The Popkomm is an international platform for the music and entertainment industry. It combines trade show, international congress and a music festival in one. Although admission is restricted to industry professionals, everybody in Berlin will have a chance to explore the latest industry trends in numerous concerts.

Location: Templehof Airport

26th Berlin Marathon. This marathon is one of the largest in the world. More than 50.000 runners and skaters come to the capital from every part of the globe to take part in the Berlin-Marathon.
1st - 10th

Art Forum Berlin. The Art Forum Berlin is an international fair that shows contemporary art from the best artists coming from Berlin, Germany, Europe, USA Latin America, Asia and Australia.

3rd Unification day. A public holiday to mark the reunification of East and West Germany.
13th - 24th Festival of Lights, with fireworks, lightseeing tours, illuminated buildings and light shows.
9th Anniversary of the opening of the wall in 1989.
28th First Sunday in Advent. Beginning of the Christmas market season.

25th and 26th


Christmas day and Boxing day.

Welcome 2011 at the annual firework display at the Brandenburg Gate.

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