Berlin offers a wonderfully varied diary of events, from exciting trade fairs such as the ITB and the International Green Week to music festivals like Lollapalooza and the Fête de la Musique. If you want to experience the city in the grip of one of these events, then why not come to one of the biggest of them all? Every February countless big names from the cinema industry flock to the city for the Berlinale film festival, and you have a very good chance of bumping into a star or two. But glamour and the Hollywood touch are not limited to the red carpet – the festival is accompanied by parties all over the city.
A film festival with a long history
Since it was first held in 1951, the Berlinale has grown into one of the most important events in the global film industry’s calendar, and a Golden Bear is a cherished award that can almost rival an Oscar. As a visitor, you can purchase tickets for every showing, which means that in 2019, the Berlinale will once again be largest public cinema event in the world. Of course, the tickets are in great demand, especially for world or German premières – it pays to check the programme in advance and book quickly if you want the chance to share the auditorium with your favourite actor.
Sightseeing and the 2019 Berlinale
The Zoo-Palast cinema used to be at the heart of the film festival, but it has now been replaced by the Theater am Potsdamer Platz. This is the best place to go hunting autographs. The modern square in Mitte is also a good starting place for things to do, if you want to combine your Hollywood star-studded stay with some sightseeing. You can find a bit of both at the Deutsche Kinemathek, the museum for film and television which is located right there, or the German Spy Museum on Leipziger Platz, a few minutes’ walk from the cinemas on Potsdamer Platz. There, you can trace the footsteps of James Bond and other famous cinema spies and test your skills in a laser maze. With the Berlin CityTourCard you can save 15% on admission. If you don’t manage to get a snapshot with your favourite stars at a première, don’t worry, because a short walk past the Tiergarten and through the Brandenburg Gate takes you directly to Madame Tussauds waxworks, where George Clooney, Johnny Depp or Robert Pattinson will be sure to keep still for a souvenir photo with you. For this attraction, your Berlin CityTourCard will get you a whopping discount of 25%.
Discover Berlin and save money with the most popular tourist ticket
The venues of the 2019 Berlinale, which runs from 7 to 17 February, are spread around the capital. Because they all have excellent public transport connections, a Berlin CityTourCard is especially worthwhile, because for the validity period you choose, your ticket gives you unlimited free travel on all means of public transport. But it’s not just the important buildings that you pass on the S-Bahn, such as the Reichstag, the Berlin TV Tower or the Museum Island, that are worth seeing – the Berlinale venues themselves are fascinating pieces of architecture that you can take the opportunity to admire from the inside. For example, you can buy tickets for an event in the historic Delphi Filmpalast in Charlottenburg or the glamorous Friedrichstadt-Palast revue theatre, the largest stage in the world! Whether it’s autograph hunting, movie marathons, sightseeing or glamorous parties – the Berlin CityTourCard makes your adventure in the capital at the Berlinale 2019 much easier and cheaper. Get yours online now and enjoy the many discounts that are available throughout festival.
Here you choose your Berlin CityTourCard as accompaniment for the Berlinale 2019: