Written by: Bastian Salmen
Your Guide to Berlin, this September.
Late Summer in the city, the nicest time of year to go city hopping. Warm days, cool nights, fresh air and school holidays are over. Time to visit Berlin, check out the nightlife, eat at some of the best local spots and enjoy Berlins vibrant and diverse art scene.
This month (September) we see the return of Berlin Art Week where local, national and international artists converge in the capital for a week of art exhibitions, talks/discussions and after-parties. Berlin Art week start Wednesday, 15.09, and runs till Sunday, 19.09. This week is a platform for up and coming artists to exhibit their work on an international stage, and for established artists to release their newest works. The Berlin Art Week is always an organic amalgamation of contemporary & classical art forms including everything from video installation to sculpture, performance art to painting. Take a look at the program and you will see there are several exhibition spaces located within easy walking distance of “The Dude by Charly”. Another festival of sorts taking place this September is Berlin Fashion Week, from 06.09 to 12.09. Just as Art Week is a chance for up and coming artists to exhibit on an international stage, fashion week is the chance for local and up and coming designers to show their 2022 line in front of an international audience, and more importantly, international buyers.
September also sees the return of the Berlin Marathon, after a year hiatus because…. who am I kidding, we all know why. The ideal running conditions and the smooth and relatively flat course mean this is a perfect chance for pros to take a jab at beating the world record, and beginners to get their first 42 km run under their belt. Taking place on the 26th of September, the BMW Berlin Marathon, will attract runners and viewers from all over the world, and always adds a great atmosphere to the city. For sports enthusiasts, ISTAF 2021 is also being held in Berlin at the Olympiastadion on September the 12th. The ISTAF is the last track and field event for the summer and the last chance for athletes returning from Tokyo to show what they got.
As always, there is a huge list of concerts and gigs in Berlin happening this month. Some highlights are the “Staatsoper für alle” on the 18th and 19th of September. Here, the Berlin Opera performs free of charge at Bebelplatz, a 10-minute walk from The Dude by Charly. IAMDDB, a British music sensation is also playing a gig at Astra Kulturhaus on the 15th, which is guaranteed to be an excellent show and at less than 30 € is a real steal. My last musical recommendation for this month is Gentleman, who is playing at Knorkatorhalle (Columbiahalle) on the 17th. For a complete list of the gigs happening this month, take a look at berlin.de.
Before I let you go to book your next Berlin City Trip, there is one more recommendation I have for you. This month the Festival of Lights is taking place and is on until the 12th. Here the city lights up, so get on a boat tour (the Spree is less than 5 minutes away from The Dude by Charly) and explore the visually stunning installations set up all across the city from the water.
Yours Truly with love,