Berlin Events in May

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Berlin Events in May 2021

Highlights of the Berlin culture programme in May, including exhibitions, trade fairs, concerts, festivals and more.
Gallery Weekend 2020
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Gallery Weekend Berlin

30 April - 2 May 2021

The Gallery Weekend Berlin is one of the leading events for contemporary art in Germany and attracts art fans and collectors from all over the world. more

Re:publica 2018
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Re:publica 21

Postponed to march 2021

Re:publica is one of the world's largest conferences on digital culture. Media professionals, entrepreneurs and academics from around the globe share their knowledge and discuss the future of the information society. more

Pictoplasma
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Pictoplasma Berlin

12 - 16 May 2021

Pictoplasma Berlin is an international festival for contemporary character design - from art and illustration to graphic design. It includes a conference, exhibitions and screening programmes. more

ILA Berlin Air Show 2014
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ILA Berlin Air Show

Date not announced yet

With its high-quality conference programme and spectacular air shows, the ILA Berlin is a must for professionals of the aerospace industry and aviation fans. more

Bode-Museum
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International Museum Day

18 May 2021

The worldwide event aims to raise awareness of museums' contributions to society and culture. In Berlin many museums open their doors for special tours and activities. more

Carnival of Cultures in Berlin-Kreuzberg
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Carnival of Cultures

21 - 24 May 2021

For four days around Pentecost, Berlin celebrates its cultural diversity at the Carnival of Cultures. The festival culminates in a colourful street parade with music and dance on Pentecost Sunday. more

Le Coup im Chamäleon Theater (5)
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Le Coup – New Circus at Chamäleon

In Le Coup, sitting back is not an option, so don't forget to cheer on your favourite and loudly place your bets. Get ready for a squad that's got a trunkful of tricks. more

Pyronale Fireworks Championship
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Pyronale

28 & 29 May 2021

The Pyronale is a fireworks competition at which international teams try to win the jury's and audience's support with their spectacular pyrotechnics displays. more

Open Air Gallery - Oberbaumbrücke
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Open Air Gallery

Date not announced yet

The Open Air Gallery turns the Oberbaumbrücke into an art mile. More than a hundred artists display their paintings, photographs and sculptures on the distinctive bridge between Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain. more

Fête de la Musique
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Berlin Events in June

Fête de la Musique, Long Night of the Sciences, 48 Hours Neukölln and more events in Berlin in June. more