Spoiled For Choice
The German capital of Berlin has been in touch with me to highlight the multitude of events and attractions they have coming up in 2022 to welcome visitors to this great city.
Berlin offers such a wealth of history, a contemporary art scene, green spaces galore, and some iconic sights to draw in visitors. There is fantastic nightlife with unusual bars and a gastronomic scene to rival any in Europe. For some retail therapy try the designer stores of Kurfurstendamm, and the unusual shops at Hackescher Markt and Akazienstrasse.
With over 100 museums, a world-leading Zoo, the TV Tower and many family-friendly attractions consider buying a Berlin Welcome Card to use on transport and to get discounts on many of these wonderful attractions.
Aside from all of this let’s discover whats new in Berlin for 2022 with just some of the cultural and sporting events and new openings they have planned for this year.
Cultural & Sport Events 2022
72nd International Film Festival Berlin
10 – 20 February 2022
The Berlin International Film Festival, Berlinale for short, takes place annually in Berlin and is one of the most important film festivals. The festival’s central venue remains the Berlinale Palast on Potsdamer Platz, where the press centre, service facilities, and other festival cinemas are also located.
Berlin Design Week
12-22 May 2022
From the opening night with the showrooms in Bikini Berlin and the Design pool, to the closing highlight of the Open Studio Nights, the Berlin Design week offers a variety of events. Over 11 days the exhibitions, showrooms, talks and guided tours through to workshops, screenings and conferences will enthral the design world and visitors at various locations in Berlin.
CSD Berlin – Christopher Street Day
23 July 2022
All being well over one million people will attend the Christopher Street Day (CSD) in Berlin to enjoy great music, to party and to show support for equal rights and diversity.
Special Olympics Nationale Spiele
19-24 June 2022
The National Summer Games of the Special Olympics will take place under the motto “Stronger together”. Around 4,500 athletes with and without disabilities will compete during the six days of intense competition.
Long Night of Museums
27 Aug 2022
The Long Night of Museums in Berlin offers an unmistakable opportunity to come into direct contact with art and culture of all kinds. The event provides over 750 events such as special exhibitions, installations and entertaining short, guided tours, readings with actors, shows, workshops, culinary delights and music from tango to techno across over 75 museums.
Festival of Lights
07-16 October 2022
This year the Festival of Lights will once again transform Berlin into a city of lights. The monuments, buildings, streets, quarters, and squares will be illuminated by artistic productions and carry the messages, themes and contents of the light artists.
New Years Eve at Brandenburg Gate
31 December 2022
For Berlin in 2022 how about one of Europe’s best New Year’s Eve events with music, food, traditions, and fireworks overlooking the iconic Brandenburg gate.
New Openings in 2022
One of the world’s largest collections of weapons and blacksmithing of the Samurai culture is expected to be presented in the new Samurai Museum in Mitte from March. In addition to the collection pieces and original historical objects, you can discover the world of the samurai using virtual reality. You will also see works by contemporary Japanese artists.
Around 20 different animal species including snow leopards, red pandas, elks, and Tibetan wild ass will occupy a new specially created mountain and forest region from spring. The Himalayan Worlds cover an area of around 60,000 square metres and is designed above all to make the animals feel comfortable and at home.
Play! by Mattel
Mattel’s play and adventure centre is set to become the new family magnet in Berlin this spring. Over 4000 square metres, Barbie, Hot Wheels and Mega Blok’s fans can immerse themselves in real and virtual play worlds. In addition to the individual play areas, the new family entertainment centre will also offer workshops, entertainment events and gastronomy. Incidentally, Mattel is opening another Mission: Play! In Dubai.
Berlin in 2022
With easy regional airport access from the UK and less than 2 hours in the air, Berlin in 2022 is a superb city or short break destination in Germany.