Autumn is here and it brings a whole bunch of exciting, funny, and surprising events. As usual we provide you with the most important dates:
Festival of Lights (10. – 19.10.2014)
Once a year artist from all over the globe cast a very special light on buildings and sights all over the capital. Light installations and projections illuminate the city and provide for an impressive scenery for a night stroll by food or bicycle through Berlin. More Festival of Lights Informations >>
Berlin Food Week (07. – 12.10.2014)
Berlin’s newest theme week is going to be all about gusto: For the very first time the Berlin Food Week will take place in October 2014. In the central venue, the old mall Jandorf in Berlin-Mitte, and all the small food spots across the city the focus will be on regional and international cuisine, street food and gourmet kitchen, nutrition awareness, and sustainability. It’s going to be the tastiest week of the year!
Turkish Film Week Berlin (23.10. – 01.11.2014)
The Turkish Film Week has had its solid spot in the cultural schedule of the city. The country on the Bosporus has got a rich and diverse film landscape that is both exciting and often unknown. But there’s an increasing interest: more and more Turkish films find their way into the international cinemas as well. Thus it is a great opportunity to discover the flourishing film world of an exhilarating country.
Jazzfest Berlin (30.10. – 02.11.2014)
The Jazzfest Berlin is one of the most steeped in tradition here in Europe: this year they celebrate the 50th anniversary, and combined with the fall of the Berlin Wall anniversary and the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s trip to Berlin in 1964 there is plenty of reason to celebrate. At different venues in the city big names in the scene – like legendary sax player Benny Golson – and less famous bands will put some jazzy rhythm on the capital for a few days.
25 Years since the fall of the Wall (09.11.2014)
When 25 years ago, on the 9th of November 1989, the Berlin Wall fell, the images went around the world. During the entire year there have been special exhibitions, events and happenings for the fall of the Wall’s anniversary. The central anniversary event is going to be a celebration of freedom: illuminated air balloons will trace the path of the Wall through Berlin, an image that will be visible even from space. When the balloons then take off and fly into the Berlin night sky it will be an unforgettable moment – don’t miss it!
Around the World in 14 Films Festival (28.11. – 07.12.2014)
Great movies of the year, which were screened at the most important festivals in Cannes, Venice or Toronto, but never really made it to the regular cinema schedules, get their great entrance every year at the independent film festival Around the World in 14 Films. In Babylon cinema in Berlin-Mitte you can therefore go for a cinematic trip around the world and enjoy some of last year’s finest film works.
Russian Film Week (26.11. – 03.12.2014)
We still got one film festival for you: the Russian Film Week Berlin at the end of November. Russian cinema produced some of the greatest milestones of world cinema up to the seventies and still it has a very unique style that is often surprising and makes you wish more. Film fans should under no circumstances miss the highlights from the studios of the vast country.
New Year’s Eve in Berlin (31.12.2014)
Germany’s biggest New Year’s Eve party takes place in Berlin, as usual: at the central celebration venue alone about one million people will count down to zero. And all over town people will party, bang firecrackers and dance. Those who like it a little more exclusive find right next to our Hostel one of the most popular parties at the “Universal Osthafen”. All hotels and hostels will be booked out far in advance, so better save your bed here at Industriepalast Hostel, right between the party districts Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg.
is Berliner by choice and a passionate backpacker himself. As a receptionist he knows the real hostel life; as a blogger he's been writing for Industriepalast Hostel's Berlin blog since 2014.