welcomes you to Berlin
The German capital is this year’s host city for the European Excellence Awards and we are very much looking forward to seeing you here on 8 December! Of course Berlin has a lot more to offer. If you are wondering what you could be before or after you hopefully receive your EEA trophy, we have a few Berlin inside tips for you.
EEA & Arts
Berlin is world famous for its enormous numbers of museums. There are more than 170 in the city and the Berlinische Galerie is one you wouldn’t want to miss. For just a few months, visitors will be able to see Edvard Munchs raw and remarkable paintings at the exhibition “Zauber des Nordens” (magic of the northern).
EEA & Holidays
During the holiday season, you’ll find a Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas market) around almost every corner in Berlin. Small, large, romantic, alternative or luxurious – with about 80 to choose from, we’re sure you’ll find one you really enjoy while you’re in town for the EEA. The one at Kulturbrauerei, for example, is certainly worth a visit thanks to its creative, artsy, colourful offerings and unique setting.
EEA & Urban Culture
Until just a few decades ago, the Todesstreifen (Death Strip) cut right through the centre of the city, brutally separating the two halves from one another. These days, the Mauerpark, which sits on part of its former site, is one of the most vibrant places in Berlin. Sometimes referred to as Berlin’s outdoor living room, the park is the perfect place for music, street art, interesting food, people-watching, or just walking around. Very Berlin!
EEA & Music
Whether opera or ballet, techno or world music, you’ll find live music of almost every genre in Berlin, day and night. If you want to couple your EEA experience with some classical glamour in the heart of the city, the Konzerthaus at Gendarmenmarkt is definitely worth a closer look.
EEA & History
The tours given by Berliner Unterwelten (Berlin Underworlds) provide a unique glimpse into the rich history to be found in – or, more accurately, under – the city. They cover several fascinating periods – from the darkest chapters of the 20th century, to some pretty amusing stories from the Cold War era.
Three extra tips for your stay in Berlin
This winter, an extraordinary light and sound installation by artist Christopher Bauder awaits you at DARK MATTER. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the festive season in our outside area: under a glimmering forrest of 200 hanging trees, an upside-down winter wonderland welcomes you.Unique light and sound installations.
LGBTQIA Winterdays & Christmas Avenue
The daily stage program impresses with its variety and high quality standards. Special attention is paid to the performers from the Berlin scene, who present popular show performances such as drag bingo. On the musical side, there will be something for every taste – from rock to classical and pop to musicals. Hungry visitors can look forward to a high-quality range of food and drink.
Viva Frida Kahlo
Viva Frida Kahlo is the first immersive staging of the world-famous works of the legendary Mexican artist and icon Frida Kahlo. A truly sensual experience, an explosion of color and pure vitality!The 360-degree experience takes visitors to Mexico, to the Casa Azul in Coyoacán, where the young Frida Kahlo, confined to her bed after a serious accident, begins to paint.