If you have clients headed to Berlin in the next month, here are a few events and activities they may want to try:
Long Night of Museums
January 28, 2012
Have you ever dreamed about spending the night in a museum? Berlin’s popular "Long Night of Museums" makes this dream come true: Around 100 museums, large and small, presenting established and new collections, open their doors from 6 pm Saturday evening until 2 am Sunday morning. Unique music, theater, and culinary events will enhance the permanent and temporary exhibitions and promise to make the nighttime museum visit a unique experience. With one ticket, patrons get unlimited use of a special shuttle bus service and admission to all participating venues and events.
The 62nd Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale)
February 9-19, 2012
The annual Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) is the city’s largest cultural event. In 2011, nearly 20,000 film professionals from 116 countries, including about 3,900 journalists, were accredited for the Berlin International Film Festival. With more than 300,000 tickets sold, the Berlinale is not only a film industry meeting. It also enjoys by far the largest audience of any film festival in the world. Up to 400 films, most of them international or European premiers, are shown every year as part of the Berlinale's public program. In 2012, Mike Leigh will be the Jury President of the Berlinale.
Carnival in Berlin
February 12, 2012
More than 1 million spectators and participants are again expected to attend the 11th annual Berlin Carnival Costume Parade. With an expected 3,000 participants in 100 groups, 60 floats, and numerous marching bands, the frolicsome parade will start at 11:11 am, and move through the Western center of the German capital. More than 600,000 spectators, most of them in colorful costumes, line the streets every year to watch the parade and collect sweets.