Berlin is known as being a city where there’s always something going on. It’s fun, energetic and creative. This makes it popular with swathes of people for lots of different reasons.
Fashionistas with their fingers on the pulse love the city’s independent fashion boutiques. Berlin is also a heaven for partiers, with tonnes of world-renowned nightclubs famous for hosting weekend-long parties.
It’s a city rich with culture and heritage, with a troubled past and a very bright future.
Here’s our pick of what’s happening in this unique city throughout summer 2015.
Unification: German Society in Transition, Deutsches Historisches Museum, 27 May 2015 – 3 January 2016
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the unification of East and West Germany. This exhibition will explore what the unification process meant for the people of Berlin and Germany and how reunification transformed their lives.
Even if you’re not a history buff, the exhibition will still be accessible and promises to be very interesting. Unification is one of the most significant events in German history, which is one of the reasons this exhibition has been given such a lengthy running time.
Make sure you catch this historic spectacle while it’s still around.
Barcelona v Juventus, Champions League Final, 6th June 2015
This year’s Champions League final is to be held at the Olympiastadion. The match will see huge amounts of football fans flock to the city to catch the action.
Tensions are expected to be high as this is the first time Juventus’ Giorgio Chiellini and Barcelona’s Luis Suarez have met since the infamous World Cup biting incident.
Both teams are known for their passionate fans, with both sets usually giving it their all to support their team. Juventus fans will be desperate to clinch the trophy as it has been 19 years since the Italian giants triumphed in Europe.
As always, the Champions League final will be good for football betting, with lots of fans expected to have a flutter on the night’s action.
Berlin Festival, 29th – 31st May 2015
Berlin Festival is one of the most significant festivals on the German music calendar. Expect the elites of Berlin’s underground to rub shoulders with the latest and greatest acts from rock and electronic music for a weekend of non-stop partying.
There will be a great range of arts, crafts and food stalls thrown into the mix, making this one of the most complete festivals Germany has to offer.
Berlin Art Week, 15 – 20 September 2015
Berlin Art Week sees the city’s vibrant art scene take over the city for a week, hosting fairs, workshops and exhibitions for all.
Berlin is seen as a real trendsetter within the art world, thanks to its bohemian reputation. Local and worldwide talent will feature at Berlin Art Week, representing a broad range of styles.
To view everything that’s going on, look here.
Berlin has lots for you to check out, should you be visiting this summer. These events only scratch the surface of what’s available. If you have any suggestions, feel free to let us know via the comments.