Discover Germany, Issue 85, April/May 2020

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KLANGLICHT: INTRUDERS XL, Amanda Parer. Photo: © Christian Thiess for Klanglicht 2019

Culture Calendar Easter holidays, spring in full flow and plenty of amazing events. April promises to be a great month throughout. No matter if you are looking for cultural happenings, music events or marathons, you certainly won’t get bored in the upcoming weeks. Viennese Easter Market at Schönbrunn Castle, Vienna (28 March - 14 April) The Easter markets across Vienna are greatly appreciated by locals and tourists alike. The colourful Easter market at the famous Schloss Schönbrunn brings an impressive 70 exhibitors from Austria and other countries to the city. Here, you can get some inspiration for your own Easter egg decorations and, of course, take a little crafty souvenir home with you. www.ostermarkt.co.at

Festival Days Berlin (4 - 12 April) Festival Days Berlin celebrates opera and is held at the Philharmonie and the Staatsoper Unter den Linden. The festival is a unique collabora120  |  Issue 85  |  April/May 2020

tion between star conductor Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin. On the occasion of the festival days and Beethoven’s anniversary year 2020, all nine of his symphonies will be presented as a cyclical performance. www.staatsoper-berlin.de

Berlin Half Marathon (5 April) ‘The fastest sightseeing tour in sneakers’ is what this half marathon across Berlin is often lovingly referred to as. Over 30,000 passionate runners take part each year. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the marathon, which promises to be a fun-packed day for both the runners and those who cheer them on. www.berliner-halbmarathon.de

TEXT: MARILENA STRACKE

Easter Festival of Knights, Zitadelle Spandau (11 - 13 April) Immerse yourself in the Middle Ages and enjoy historical music and great costumes at this unique festival. This is a must for any medieval fans and great fun if you’re looking for an exciting alternative to the traditional Easter markets. www.berlin.de

International gamesweekberlin, Berlin (17 – 25 April) A whole week dedicated to gaming, business and development awaits at the International gamesweekberlin. A range of different events ensures there is the right thing for every game lover. It’s the leading cross-industry communication and networking platform, which brings the three sectors together. This is a great event for both professionals and game enthusiasts. www.gamesweekberlin.com