Day and night, 365 days of the day, Berlin has a relentless energy. Christian Taenzler, spokesman for visitBerlin, the city’s travel marketing agency, explains how there is something always going on in the German capital. We asked him what makes Berlin a “365/24” city…
Berlin offers roof terraces and beach bars in summer, Christmas markets and shopping in winter, and sightseeing and museums in between. At any time of the day, every day of the year, there are events, concerts, exhibitions and theatre performances, entertainment and culture. This is why our Berlin 365/24 initiative is so exciting, with a programme 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Whenever you come to Berlin, something is always happening.
What are some of your hot tips for late summer days in Berlin?
Life happens outside in Berlin in the summer. On the roof terraces, you can enjoy the Berlin summer evening with a great view over the city; in the many beach bars, you can experience the typical Berlin mix of city and holiday life with sand under your feet and a panorama over the Spree river. And, of course, the city offers a variety of open-air concerts and stages during in summer.
What is your favourite neighborhood, or Kiez, in Berlin and why?
I like Kreuzberg-Friedrichshain because of its multicultural charm; Köpenick and Spandau because of the inspired location by the water; while the city center around Museum Island is, for me as a culture lover, always on the agenda.
Do you have a message for IFA attendees who are visiting Berlin for the rst time?
In addition to the well-known sights, it’s worth exploring lesser known sides of the city. Every city district, called a Kiez in Berlin, has its very own history, from the grand middle class streets of Charlottenburg in the west to the typical socialist GDR architecture in Marzahn in the east. By the way, with the “Going Local” app, visitBerlin offers more than 700 insider tips for discovering the different neighbourhoods.
For more information, see visitBerlin’s site: http://www.365-24.berlin