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!!! We are happy to announce that we will welcome you on the new version of our website dedicated to Berlin from February 15, 2009:
www.latlon-europe.com
Moreover, in 2009, LatLon-Europe will become a European tourist information site, each month featuring new destinations such as Potsdam, Dresden, Hamburg and Munich !!!
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On our website we offer links to more interesting pages that may be of use to you when planning your vacation in Berlin. :

   Facts & figures
   Berlin by numbers
   Sights
   Berlin history
   Museums
   Hotels

   Interesting links
   And more topics

Of course, we also want to draw you attention to our “Guided tours” page where you find more information about the different tours and more services our guides offer. We want to help you make the most of you stay in Berlin.

As you can imagine the Berlin calendar of events is very extensive and we can only give a general overview on our web site. Anyway, we recommend you to consult the following pages for a more detailed and exhaustive insight. They even allow you to book tickets online:

   BerlinOnline
   Berlinien

The following magazines also contain a section with a cultural agenda. They are available at any newspaper stand:
   Zitty
   Berlin Programm
   030 magazine for young people

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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   April - City's wildlife
   May - Water
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   September - Sports
   October - Culture
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Did you know that Berlin is the film capital of Germany?
The German version of Hollywood is called Babelsberg and lies at the gates of Berlin. In these studios some of the classics of early cinema were produced, such as “Metropolis” by Fritz Lang and “The Blue Angel” starring Marlene Dietrich. At Potsdamer Platz, the German Film Academy is located, as well as the Film and Television museum and the German Film Archive. Every year in February real film stars meet nearby, on occasion of the International Film Festival “, as the Musical Theatre is converted in “Berlinale Palace” where the premieres of the films participating in the competition are held.
Besides, you mustn’t forget that many producers and directors like to work here: Around 150 films per year are filmed here, among them big productions like “Around the world in 80 days” by Frank Coraci starring Jackie Chan or “The Bourne Supremacy” by Paul Greengrass starring Matt Damon who, by the way, is said to have an apartment here.

 
 

Bus tour “The new Berlin”"
In case of an unpleasant weather forecast, typical of this month, a bus tour is the ideal opportunity to approach Berlin’s latest architecture. We will show you the most important works of famous contemporary architects like Ieoh Ming Pei, Frank O. Gehry, Jean Nouvel, Lord Norman Forster and Renzo Piano as well as surviving examples early modern building from the 1920s.
The tour will take us from the new train station to the Potsdamer Platz, through the government district and embassies’ quarter. Interior visits may be arranged. We will focus on topics such as “post-war town planning”, “the influence of early modern style” and “critical reconstruction” as well as the basics of modern architecture (according to your level of knowledge).
Price: From € 8 PP(tour guide and bus), price varies according to group size.
Tour information and booking: By e-mail or telephone (+49/ (0)30. 771 01 20)


Guided tours "à la carte" - Click here to see our complete programme of guided tours.

Bus tours - Click here to see our complete programme of guided tours.

Offer for travel groups - Send us your demand by e-mail.
    We offer to manage your entire stay, according to your personal wishes.



LatLon - Our cultural pages – The calendar of events or The Museums
58 th Berlin International Film Festival -
   The competition for the Golden Bear from 7 to 17 February 2008 - web link

Cinema and Television Museum - Inside the Sony Center - web link
Deutsche Filmakademie - The German film academy - web link
Babelsberg - Visit the traditional film studios - web link
Kino Berlin - Cinema programme - web link
Babylon - Historical cinema near Rosa Luxemburg square - web link
Films in original version (OV, OmU – with German subtitles) at:
  the Sony Centre (Cinestar), Babylon Kreuzberg, Odeon, and many more cinemas!



58 th Berlin International Film Festival - From 7 to 17 February 2007 - web link
The Berlinale Festival enjoys an international reputation and is considered one of the most influential film festivals of the world. In any case, it is the one with most visitors, as in Berlin the festival does not only take place on the red carpet and at media events, but inside the projection rooms, thanks to an enthusiastic audience. The festival comprises different sections like the “Berlinale Talent Campus” intended to discover and promote promising talents of the trade and the popular Children’s Film Festival. The official website provides exhaustive information about the programme and ticket sales points.


 
 
   

As you may know the saying goes “If March comes in like a lion, it goes out like a lamb” – or the other way round! So, everything is possible and although the month cannot be trusted, it is worth trying outdoors activities again: Maybe a ramble through the streets of Berlin or a trip to the outskirts. You may prefer to stay inside, benefit from the rich cultural offer and or make plans for sunnier seasons, but remember that a visit to ITB – the world’s biggest touristic fair – is no guarantee for a splendid summer!

 
 

 Guided bike tour on the tracks of the former Berlin Wall
Upon demand, we offer a tour of 3 hours along the former border line where the Berlin Wall stood only 18 years ago. Group size: 2 – 12 persons. For bigger groups, a second guide will be necessary.
Price: € 130 (€ 110 up to 5 persons) + bike hire fee
Tour information and booking: By e-mail or telephone (+49/ (0)30. 771 01 20)

Bus tour “The new Berlin”"
In case of an unpleasant weather forecast, typical of this month, a bus tour is the ideal opportunity to approach Berlin’s latest architecture. We will show you the most important works of famous contemporary architects like Ieoh Ming Pei, Frank O. Gehry, Jean Nouvel, Lord Norman Forster and Renzo Piano as well as surviving examples early modern building from the 1920s.
The tour will take us from the new train station to the Potsdamer Platz, through the government district and embassies’ quarter. Interior visits may be arranged. We will focus on topics such as “post-war town planning”, “the influence of early modern style” and “critical reconstruction” as well as the basics of modern architecture (according to your level of knowledge).
Price: From € 8 PP(tour guide and bus), price varies according to group size.

Tour information and booking: By e-mail or telephone (+49/ (0)30. 771 01 20)


Guided tours "à la carte" - Click here to see our complete programme of guided tours.

Bus tours - Click here to see our complete programme of guided tours.

Offer for travel groups - Send us your demand by e-mail.
    We offer to manage your entire stay, according to your personal wishes.


LatLon - Our cultural pages – The calendar of events or The Museums
ITB- International tourism trade fair - From 5 to 9 March 2008 - web link
IFA - Biggest consumer electronics trade fair - From 29 Aug to 3 Sep 2008 - web link
Messe Berlin - Calendar of trade fairs at the Berlin exhibition grounds - web link
International Green Week - The trade fair for food industry, agriculture and horticulture
   From 18 to 27 January 2008- web link

Fruit Logistica - International fresh produce trade fair - From 7 to 9 February 2008 - web link
PopKomm - Festival and business platform for music and entertainment
   From 8 to 10 October 2008 - web link

Art Forum - International trade show of contemporary art - From 3 to 6 October 2008- web link


International Tourism Trade Fair ITB - From 5 to 9 March 2008 - web link
No other fair of this trade can boast of attracting each year as may visitors as this platform with 11,000 exhibitors from 180 countries? On 150,000 sq. m. the whole planet meets, with all countries trying to outrival their stand neighbours with even more colourful pictures, more attractive offers and exciting promises. If you want to plan you next holiday or just dream of beautiful destination at the other side of the world – here you get stuff to feed your imagination.
The 7 and 9 March are days reserved for trade visitors (tickets for these days are only available online).



 
   

Berlin is a real metropolis, a city grown over centuries to reach a size which is 8 times the one of Paris (within city limits). But still, you have to consider the big green spaces in the city, two big zoos and a lot of small and big public gardens. And when leaving the city behind, you will discover vast natural spaces, some of great beauty, in its immediate neighbourhood. The Berlin Brandenburg region is an ideal option for those who wish to combine cultural activities with sports and impressions of natural landscapes.

 
 

 Guided bike tour on the tracks of the former Berlin Wall
Upon demand, we offer a tour of 3 hours along the former border line where the Berlin Wall stood only 18 years ago. Group size: 2 – 12 persons. For bigger groups, a second guide will be necessary.
Price: € 130 (€ 110 up to 5 persons) + bike hire fee
Tour information and booking: By e-mail or telephone (+49/ (0)30. 771 01 20)

A different way of exploring Berlin:
   Guided “running” tour across the Tiergarten (Between nature and history)

Do you fancy a new kind of guided tour? You won’t forget this one so soon. In 3 hours we will explore the big inner-city park Tiergarten, but we will cover the distances between the points of interest, at which we stop, by exercising our legs. The tours may focus on two topics, either “Nature in the middle of the city” or “A short-cut through Berlin history”.
Price: € 130 (€ 110 up to 5 persons)
Tour information and booking: By e-mail or telephone (+49/ (0)30. 771 01 20)


Guided tours "à la carte" - Click here to see our complete programme of guided tours.

Bus tours - Click here to see our complete programme of guided tours.

Offer for travel groups - Send us your demand by e-mail.
    We offer to manage your entire stay, according to your personal wishes.


LatLon - Our cultural pages – The calendar of events or The Museums
Zoo (West/Ku'damm) - web link
   Berlin ’s tradition zoological garden since 1844, home to more than 1,400 species
Tierpark Berlin (East) - web link
   
Europe ’s most spacious landscape zoo founded in GDR times
Aquarium - web link
   
An absolute must-see, perhaps after a visit to the zoo (West)

Senate department of urban development - web link
   Very interesting information on environmental questions

Public parks and gardens - web link
  
More information by the same department of the Berlin town authorities
NABU - Society for the protection of wildlife and environment - web link
Schordheide-Chorin - Biosphere reservation by the UNESCO - web link



Festival "Festtage" - Staatsoper Unter den Linden – From 15. bis 24. March 2008 - web link
The complete cycle of Mahler’s symphonies directed by Daniel Barenboim.



 
   

Elsewhere it may be the swallows that announce spring, but in Berlin the fact that boats and barges reappear on the rivers of Spree, Havel and Dahme is an unmistakable sign that warm weather has definitely arrived. With sunshine a boat trip along Berlin’s rivers and canals is a pleasant pastime during which you comfortably discover the city from a new perspective. The classical short trip of only one hour takes you from the Museums Island downstream to the level of Bellevue palace and back again. On the more extensive cruises starting from Berlin (e.g. Tegel or Treptow) the boat will cross various lakes.
On demand, the LatLon team of guides will rent a boat and organise a trip for your group.

 
 

 Guided bike tour on the tracks of the former Berlin Wall
Upon demand, we offer a tour of 3 hours along the former border line where the Berlin Wall stood only 18 years ago. Group size: 2 – 12 persons. For bigger groups, a second guide will be necessary.
Price: € 130 (€ 110 up to 5 persons) + bike hire fee
Tour information and booking: By e-mail or telephone (+49/ (0)30. 771 01 20)

A different way of exploring Berlin:
   Guided “running” tour across the Tiergarten (Between nature and history)

Do you fancy a new kind of guided tour? You won’t forget this one so soon. In 3 hours we will explore the big inner-city park Tiergarten, but we will cover the distances between the points of interest, at which we stop, by exercising our legs. The tours may focus on two topics, either “Nature in the middle of the city” or “A short-cut through Berlin history”.
Price: € 130 (€ 110 up to 5 persons)
Tour information and booking: By e-mail or telephone (+49/ (0)30. 771 01 20)


Guided tours "à la carte" - Click here to see our complete programme of guided tours.

Bus tours - Click here to see our complete programme of guided tours.

Offer for travel groups - Send us your demand by e-mail.
    We offer to manage your entire stay, according to your personal wishes.


Boat trips "Hadynski" - Departure from the Cathedral Berliner Dom, € 7 PP . - web link
Boat trips "Wolf" - Different routes and departures - web link


Museums Island Festival - From May to September 2008 - web link

The Carnival of Cultures - Parade on 11 May 2008, street party from 9 to 12 May - web link
Thanks to immigration a new European tradition has emerged in the past decades, Berlin Karneval der Kulturen standing in a row with the London Notting Hill Carnival and Rotterdamer Zomercarnaval. In fact, many cultures from countries all over the world contribute to the most popular multicultural event in Germany that turns the streets of Kreuzberg into a stage where a new, sometimes wild mixture of very different traditions is presented. Not only the classical cultural associations take part in the show, but also groups with mixed ethnic background – all of them have been rehearsing for months and are eager to dance and party. Moreover , one of the over 100 groups is be awarded for the best performance.
In 2006, 1.3 million of spectators came, not only to see the carnival, lining the streets during the parade (that moves forward very slowly), but to be a part of it. At the big party on the streets around the America Memorial Library lasts four days, Caipirinha is the most popular drink. Taste some of the exotic snacks on offer at many stands or enjoy great concerts on four stages.

A great atmosphere not to be missed


 
   

It all started when the electors of Brandenburg chose Berlin as their residence town. In 1701 the Elector chose to make himself king, and in 1871 King William II and Otto von Bismarck – the Iron Chancellor of Prussia – took the final steps towards founding an all-German empire, thus the Prussian king becoming German emperor. These facts explain why German history is closely linked to the history of Prussia.
The reign of Frederick the Great, who was a friend of Voltaire and lover of arts, is generally considered one of the more glorious chapters of that history. During a stay in Berlin and Potsdam (45 min by train from Berlin) you have the opportunity to learn a lot more about these sovereigns, about their palaces and portraits, their likes and dislikes as well as their artistic and historical legacy.

 
 

 Guided bike tour on the tracks of the former Berlin Wall
Upon demand, we offer a tour of 3 hours along the former border line where the Berlin Wall stood only 18 years ago. Group size: 2 – 12 persons. For bigger groups, a second guide will be necessary.
Price: € 130 (€ 110 up to 5 persons) + bike hire fee
Tour information and booking: By e-mail or telephone (+49/ (0)30. 771 01 20)

A different way of exploring Berlin:
   Guided “running” tour across the Tiergarten (Between nature and history)

Do you fancy a new kind of guided tour? You won’t forget this one so soon. In 3 hours we will explore the big inner-city park Tiergarten, but we will cover the distances between the points of interest, at which we stop, by exercising our legs. The tours may focus on two topics, either “Nature in the middle of the city” or “A short-cut through Berlin history”.
Price: € 130 (€ 110 up to 5 persons)
Tour information and booking: By e-mail or telephone (+49/ (0)30. 771 01 20)


Guided tours "à la carte" - Click here to see our complete programme of guided tours.

Bus tours - Click here to see our complete programme of guided tours.

Offer for travel groups - Send us your demand by e-mail.
    We offer to manage your entire stay, according to your personal wishes.


LatLon - History of Berlin - web link
Prussian Palaces and Garden Foundation - E.g. Sanssouci palace - web link
Luisen Archiv - This archive provides a wealth of information on Berlin history (D) - web link
Chronicle of Prussia - A website dedicated to Prussia and the House of Hohenzollern (D) - web link
Chronicle of political change - The fall of the Wall on the internet (D - En) - web link
Wikipédia - History of Prussia (En) - web link


Christopher Street Day - Parade on 28 June 2008 - web link
Christopher Street Day forms a part of the long tradition of demonstrations since homosexuals started to fight for equal rights and a tolerant society. The Berlin CSD is not the only one in Germany, but the biggest event of this kind throughout whole Europe, thanks to an important gay community and the open spirit of Berlin (500,000 spectators). During the two weeks prior to CSD, there is a series of gay events, the Week of Pride, which includes another big party taking place from 16 to 24 June 2007 on the streets of Schöneberg (Nollendorfplatz)., a quarter marked by a colourful gay infrastructure.


 
   

Beach life in Berlin? Yes, you are right. Berlin has lots of water and some wonderful sandy beaches!
Besides, we have just rediscovered the river that crosses Berlin. Although bathing is not allowed there, the riverside is the ideal place for a deckchair and a cool drink in the sun. Lately, beach bars have been shooting from the ground like mushrooms – perfect places for a chilling out on a summer night.
But the real beaches where you can hop into the water of beautiful lakes like Müggelsee and Wannsee lie on the outskirts of Berlin. Since the days of the 19 th century Berliners have sought rest and recreation by the lakesides and in their beautiful surroundings. In times when many did not even have a bath at home, people even referred to the lakes as the “big bath tub”. Today, the water quality is very good, because the glaciers of the ice age left lots of sand in the region, which acts like a filter. Sand also is the material for sculptures at the SandSation Festival taking place at the side of the impressive new train station.

 
 

 Guided bike tour on the tracks of the former Berlin Wall
Upon demand, we offer a tour of 3 hours along the former border line where the Berlin Wall stood only 18 years ago. Group size: 2 – 12 persons. For bigger groups, a second guide will be necessary.
Price: € 130 (€ 110 up to 5 persons) + bike hire fee
Tour information and booking: By e-mail or telephone (+49/ (0)30. 771 01 20)

A different way of exploring Berlin:
   Guided “running” tour across the Tiergarten (Between nature and history)

Do you fancy a new kind of guided tour? You won’t forget this one so soon. In 3 hours we will explore the big inner-city park Tiergarten, but we will cover the distances between the points of interest, at which we stop, by exercising our legs. The tours may focus on two topics, either “Nature in the middle of the city” or “A short-cut through Berlin history”.
Price: € 130 (€ 110 up to 5 persons)
Tour information and booking: By e-mail or telephone (+49/ (0)30. 771 01 20)


Guided tours "à la carte" - Click here to see our complete programme of guided tours.

Bus tours - Click here to see our complete programme of guided tours.

Offer for travel groups - Send us your demand by e-mail.
    We offer to manage your entire stay, according to your personal wishes.


Private website about Wannsee - Information about the quarter (D) - web link
Max Liebermann - The mansion of the famous Berlin painter at Wannsee (D) - web link
The House of the Wannsee Conference - web link
    Information about the exhibition at the original site of conference (January ‘42)

Berliner Bäder-Betriebe - All public baths and swimming pools in Berlin - web link
Wannsee beach - History of the traditional Berlin beach bath on Wikipedia (D) - web link



Love Parade - web link
Some had already written off the Love Parade, when – after having paused involuntarily for some years – the legend returned in 2006 and was another big success. Basically, it is huge gathering of people sharing the same taste in music. Around 1 million of these so-called ravers hang around the Victory column, dancing to electronic vibes and simply having a good time.

SandSation 2007 - From 8 June to 19 August 2008 - web link
SANDSATION is a festival and competition of sand sculptures. On an area of 500 sq. m. artists from 10 countries shape the sand according to their imagination, which is inspired by a given theme: In 2005 it was “fairy tales” and, of course, “soccer” in 2006. The sculptures can reach a height of 12 metres and are really impressing, same as the site of the open-air exhibition next to the new central train station. An art exhibition for people of all ages!

Classic Open Air - From 3 to 8 July 2008 - web link
A festival of classical music on beautiful Gendarmenmarkt square. Vincenzo La Scola and Angelo Branduard have already confirmed their participation and Wagner will be present in the concert programme.



 
   

Between the mid-June and mid-July various big parades take place on the Berlin streets. The most famous one is the Love Parade which has attracted up to 1.5 million participants. It started at the beginning of the Nineties as a demonstration where fans of techno music could meet and celebrate. Another important parade is on Christopher Street Day: It is a gathering of the Berlin and international gay community, a celebration of different life style and demand for tolerance. In a city where the mayor is known to be gay this is a family-compatible event; around 1 million people come to watch every year.
But the real titbit is Berlin’s colourful carnival that takes place in the quarter of Kreuzberg, not far from the city centre, each year on Pentecost weekend. Apart from a big party it is a unique occasion to plunge deep into the multicultural cocktail which is the essence of Berlin.

 
 

 Guided bike tour on the tracks of the former Berlin Wall
Upon demand, we offer a tour of 3 hours along the former border line where the Berlin Wall stood only 18 years ago. Group size: 2 – 12 persons. For bigger groups, a second guide will be necessary.
Price: € 130 (€ 110 up to 5 persons) + bike hire fee
Tour information and booking: By e-mail or telephone (+49/ (0)30. 771 01 20)

A different way of exploring Berlin:
   Guided “running” tour across the Tiergarten (Between nature and history)

Do you fancy a new kind of guided tour? You won’t forget this one so soon. In 3 hours we will explore the big inner-city park Tiergarten, but we will cover the distances between the points of interest, at which we stop, by exercising our legs. The tours may focus on two topics, either “Nature in the middle of the city” or “A short-cut through Berlin history”.
Price: € 130 (€ 110 up to 5 persons)
Tour information and booking: By e-mail or telephone (+49/ (0)30. 771 01 20)


Guided tours "à la carte" - Click here to see our complete programme of guided tours.

Bus tours - Click here to see our complete programme of guided tours.

Offer for travel groups - Send us your demand by e-mail.
    We offer to manage your entire stay, according to your personal wishes.


LatLon - Our cultural pages – The calendar of events or The Museums
Love Parade - The techno music parade and party in July - web link
Carnival of Cultures - The colourful parade at the end of May - Info Latlon - web link
CSD Christopher Street Day - The gay parade on 23 June 2007 - web link
A website about electronic music - House and techno music events agenda - web link
Siegessäule - The Berlin gay magazine with a calendar of events - web link


The Long Night of Museums - 30. August 2008 - web link
Twice a year the Berlin museums open at a time they normally close. From 6 pm until 2 am 110 museums and other historical institutions receive their visitors with a varied programme – in addition to the “normal” exhibitions – including workshops, lectures, readings, concerts, dance shows and guided tours, many even offer food and drink. A unique occasion to get to know new places or to experience the famous ones in a different atmosphere. The museums, which lie scattered throughout the city, are connected by a special bus shuttle service.



 
   
Berlin also is an important centre in terms of sports. Fans and amateur athletes will find a varied programme throughout the whole year. Among the top events are the Six Days Race in January, the international women’s tennis championship German Open in May, the international athletic festival ISTAF in September. Last but not least the legendary Berlin marathon that keeps attracting ten thousands of enthusiastic athletes and spectators every year.
 
 

 Guided bike tour on the tracks of the former Berlin Wall
Upon demand, we offer a tour of 3 hours along the former border line where the Berlin Wall stood only 18 years ago. Group size: 2 – 12 persons. For bigger groups, a second guide will be necessary.
Price: € 130 (€ 110 up to 5 persons) + bike hire fee
Tour information and booking: By e-mail or telephone (+49/ (0)30. 771 01 20)

A different way of exploring Berlin:
   Guided “running” tour across the Tiergarten (Between nature and history)

Do you fancy a new kind of guided tour? You won’t forget this one so soon. In 3 hours we will explore the big inner-city park Tiergarten, but we will cover the distances between the points of interest, at which we stop, by exercising our legs. The tours may focus on two topics, either “Nature in the middle of the city” or “A short-cut through Berlin history”.
Price: € 130 (€ 110 up to 5 persons)
Tour information and booking: By e-mail or telephone (+49/ (0)30. 771 01 20)


Guided tours "à la carte" - Click here to see our complete programme of guided tours.

Bus tours - Click here to see our complete programme of guided tours.

Offer for travel groups - Send us your demand by e-mail.
    We offer to manage your entire stay, according to your personal wishes.


LatLon - Our cultural pages – The calendar of events or The Museums
scc-events - Organisers of numerous sports events in Berlin - web link

Berlin.de - The official website of Berlin, with online ticket service - web link
Berlin Olympic Stadium - web link
   The official website of the legendary stadium, home of Hertha BSC Berlin soccer team -

ADFC - The German society for the promotion of biking - web link
Berliner Bäder-Betriebe - All public baths and swimming pools in Berlin - web link
The World Men’s Handball Championship - Not still known dates - web link
German Open, the international women’s tennis tournament - From 5 to 11 May 2007 - web link
Six Day Race at the Berlin velodrome - From 24 to 29 january 2008 - web link


International Stadium festival - Sport ISTAF - 01 Jnue 2008 - web link

The Berlin Marathon - On 27 and 28 September 2008 - web link
The traditional marathon across the streets of Berlin was attended by over 40,000 athletes from 100 countries. Inline-Skaters will inaugurate the route one day before the race.

IFA - From 29 Aug to 3 Sep 2008 - web link
The biggest fair of consumer electronics and entertainment worldwide. Be one of the 250,000 visitors who wanted to have a look at how their future high definition TV set or multi-media system will look like. At the stands of 1,200 exhibitors you will encounter an incredibly wide variety of electronic devices on top of technology.




 
   
Berlin enjoys a great reputation for its cultural landscape, in which the museums are one of the main attractions. There are 150 of them, some boasting with famous collections, some with hidden and curious treasures. The entire history is represented, with exhibits ranging from the bust of Nefertiti (Amarna period) and Old Masters’ paintings up to Bauhaus design. There is definitely something for any taste. On our cultural pages we will introduce you to a choice of the most interesting museums. To discover the city’s cultural wealth we recommend the three-day-ticket “SchauLUST” valid for most houses. It costs 15€ PP and you also can buy it directly from our guides.
 
 

 Guided walking tour along the boulevard Unter den Linden + guided visit to the Pergamon Museum
This programme of 3.5 hours is a combination of the standard tour (“Unter den Linden”, on the tracks of the Prussian kings) and a guided tour of the unique Pergamon Museum of 1 hour.
Price: On from 110 € per tour (price valid for groups of up to 5 persons + museum entry fee
Tour information and booking: By e-mail or telephone (+49/ (0)30. 771 01 20)

Programme for various days including the visit to one or more museums
No matter whether you are travelling with you family, friends or with a bigger group. We offer to design a tailor-made programme for your entire stay, according to your wishes. We also offer additional service, like booking of restaurants etc., in order to make your stay in Berlin a round success.
Price: On from 230 € (depends on the number of persons, the duration and details of the programme)
Tour information and booking: By e-mail or telephone (+49/ (0)30. 771 01 20)


Guided tours "à la carte" - Click here to see our complete programme of guided tours.

Bus tours - Click here to see our complete programme of guided tours.

Offer for travel groups - Send us your demand by e-mail.
    We offer to manage your entire stay, according to your personal wishes.



LatLon-Berlin - Our museums page - web link
LatLon-Berlin - The cultural agenda - web link
The Museums Island and the collections of the State Museums - Official homepage - web link
Jewish Museum - Official homepage - web link
German Historical Museum - Official homepage - web link
Bauhaus Archiv - Museum of Design - web link


16 th National Holiday - Day of German Unity/ 3 October - web link ( information about Germany )
The official programme of the day that take place between Brandenburg Gate and Reichstag.

11 th Art Forum Berlin - 3 to 6 October 2008 - web link
This sales exhibition held at the trade fair & exhibition grounds
“Messe Berlin” is a “must-go” for all people involved in contemporary art. It is accompanied by number of exhibitions in museums and galleries all over town.

Festival of Lights - 14 to 26 October 2008 - web link
An opportunity to see to Berlin sights in a new light. Around sixty monuments will be artistically illuminated.

Popkomm - Music trade fair -  From 8 to 10 October 2008 - web link
Popkomm is a business platform of music and entertainment industry attracting expert visitors from all over the world. Consisting of the segments exhibition, festival and convention, the venue offers three forums, ranging from the core business to the related sectors of mobile entertainment and live event management - a concept designed to create synergies. The 19th edition of Popkomm will be the fourth one to be held in Berlin. The supporting concerts organised by Popkomm once again made the hearts of music fans beat fast. They took place in favourite clubs and locations of the Berlin music scene and were a great.


 
   

No wonder that in the city where Felix Mendelssohn and Herbert von Karajan lived and worked music plays an important role in cultural life. There are three opera houses and plenty of concert halls, orchestras led by famous directors like Daniel Barenboim, Sir Simon Rattle, Pierre Bouchez and Kent Nagano. For those who prefer modern music the offer is even wider. Every week there are countless concerts (of possible styles) in clubs (of all sizes). By the way, did you know the MP3 format and techno music were German inventions.

 
 

Bus tour “The new Berlin”
In case of an unpleasant weather forecast, typical of this month, a bus tour is the ideal opportunity to approach Berlin’s latest architecture. We will show you the most important works of famous contemporary architects like Ieoh Ming Pei, Frank O. Gehry, Jean Nouvel, Lord Norman Forster and Renzo Piano as well as surviving examples early modern building from the 1920s.
The tour will take us from the new train station to the Potsdamer Platz, through the government district and embassies’ quarter. Interior visits may be arranged. We will focus on topics such as “post-war town planning”, “the influence of early modern style” and “critical reconstruction” as well as the basics of modern architecture (according to your level of knowledge).
Price: From € 8 PP(tour guide and bus), price varies according to group size.
Tour information and booking: By e-mail or telephone (+49/ (0)30. 771 01 20)

Guided tours "à la carte" - Click here to see our complete programme of guided tours.

Bus tours - Click here to see our complete programme of guided tours.

Offer for travel groups - Send us your demand by e-mail.
    We offer to manage your entire stay, according to your personal wishes.



LatLon - Our cultural pages – The calendar of events or The Museums

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra - The world-renowned orchestra - web link
Staatsoper Unter den Linden - The National Opera is the eldest and most beautiful one - web link
Deutsche Oper - A modern opera in old West Berlin - Site Web

Komische Oper - The third of Berlin’s operas - web link
Konzerthaus - The concert hall on Gendarmenmarkt square - web link
Berlinien - Concert calendar and online ticket booking - web link
BerlinOnline - Guide to cultural events - web link



JazzFest Berlin 2006 - 6 to 9 November 2008
- web link
One of Berlin’s traditional festivals since 1964, with concerts in 6 locations and film screenings at Babylon cinema. This year the main focus is on New Orleans Jazz.

19. Berliner Märchentage -
"TellStories" - 6 to 23 November 2008  - web link
A festival of fairy tales, an opportunity for those who understand the language of Goethe. A varied programme of 17 days around lore and legends. This year you are invited to discover the universe of tales from the countries bordering the river Danube.



 
   

You may think that wintertime is not precisely the best time of the year to be walking the streets of Berlin. Don’t be mistaken!
In December, Berlin fills up with wonder and surprise. Preparing for Christmas, the city the ideal place for shopping if you are looking for original gifts. Not only at shops and warehouses, which now are allowed to open longer in the evenings, but also on the traditional Christmas markets inviting to stroll around for hours browsing the stands. There are many ways to avoid getting cold feet, but a glass of mulled wine or grog is definitely a tasty one.

 
 

Bus tour “The new Berlin”
In case of an unpleasant weather forecast, typical of this month, a bus tour is the ideal opportunity to approach Berlin’s latest architecture. We will show you the most important works of famous contemporary architects like Ieoh Ming Pei, Frank O. Gehry, Jean Nouvel, Lord Norman Forster and Renzo Piano as well as surviving examples early modern building from the 1920s.
The tour will take us from the new train station to the Potsdamer Platz, through the government district and embassies’ quarter. Interior visits may be arranged. We will focus on topics such as “post-war town planning”, “the influence of early modern style” and “critical reconstruction” as well as the basics of modern architecture (according to your level of knowledge).
Price: From € 8 PP(tour guide and bus), price varies according to group size.
Tour information and booking: By e-mail or telephone (+49/ (0)30. 771 01 20)


Guided tours "à la carte" - Click here to see our complete programme of guided tours.

Bus tours - Click here to see our complete programme of guided tours.

Offer for travel groups - Send us your demand by e-mail.
    We offer to manage your entire stay, according to your personal wishes.



LatLon - Our cultural pages – The calendar of events or The Museums
WinterZauber - List of Christmas markets - web link
Christmas markets - Very exhaustive list of market all over Germany - web link
Christmas market (opera square) - Market at a picturesque site from 26 N. to 26 D. 2007 - web link
Christmas - About different customs and the origin of Christmas on Wikipedia - web link


Christmas market in Berlin - From end of November until 31 December -
web link (opening hours of the markets)

It’s been a few years now that Berlin has started to compete with other German cities famous for their typical markets of the pre-Christmas period. When December draws near the city dresses up nicely, inviting everybody to enjoy themselves in a friendly atmosphere and a traditional surrounding. At many stands you will find authentic hand-crafted products (not made in China). Or how about trying some of the regional specialties on offer?




 
   

A trip to Berlin is always worthwhile. But during wintertime it is especially attractive to those who appreciate the city’s cultural offer. There are theatres, operas and cabarets, countless museums, art galleries and other exhibition sites awaiting you. Thanks to this broad offer everybody finds something to her or his liking. As we want to help you plan your stay in Berlin, on our pages you find a choice of museums and cultural venues as well as some recommended events on the cultural agenda.

 
 


Bus tour “The new Berlin”
In case of an unpleasant weather forecast, typical of this month, a bus tour is the ideal opportunity to approach Berlin’s latest architecture. We will show you the most important works of famous contemporary architects like Ieoh Ming Pei, Frank O. Gehry, Jean Nouvel, Lord Norman Forster and Renzo Piano as well as surviving examples early modern building from the 1920s.
The tour will take us from the new train station to the Potsdamer Platz, through the government district and embassies’ quarter. Interior visits may be arranged. We will focus on topics such as “post-war town planning”, “the influence of early modern style” and “critical reconstruction” as well as the basics of modern architecture (according to your level of knowledge).
Price: From € 8 PP(tour guide and bus), price varies according to group size.
Tour information and booking: By e-mail or telephone (+49/ (0)30. 771 01 20)


Guided tours "à la carte" - Click here to see our complete programme of guided tours.

Bus tours - Click here to see our complete programme of guided tours.

Offer for travel groups - Send us your demand by e-mail.
    We offer to manage your entire stay, according to your personal wishes.



LatLon - Our cultural pages – The calendar of events or The Museums

Wintergarten Variety theatre - Excellent programme, look under info - web link
  
 Tickets available from our tour guides or through LatLon - e-mail

Bar Jeder Vernunft - Traditional cabaret, see info - web link
   Tickets available from our tour guides or through LatLon - e-mail

Tipi das Zelt - Theatre and music programme - web link
   Tickets available from our tour guides or through LatLon - e-mail

Theater Online - Online index of all Berlin theatres - web link
Maxim Gorki-Theatre - On the boulevard Unter den Linden - web link
Deutsches Theater - One of the grand stages of German theatre - web link
Cabaret "Chez nous" - Good transvestite show for everybody - web link



The Long Night of Museums - web link -
Twice a year the Berlin museums open at a time they normally close. From 6 pm until 2 am 110 museums and other historical institutions receive their visitors with a varied programme – in addition to the “normal” exhibitions – including workshops, lectures, readings, concerts, dance shows and guided tours, many even offer food and drink. A unique occasion to get to know new places or to experience the famous ones in a different atmosphere. The museums, which lie scattered throughout the city, are connected by a special bus shuttle service.