International Berlin: Retrospective

City partnership anniversaries in 2014

01.01.-31.12.2014
In 2014, our partnerships with Beijing, Tokyo, Buenos Aires, and Jakarta will be celebrating their 20th anniversary, while our partnership with Istanbul now dates back 25 years.More information

A city partnership rap to celebrate the Berlin-Beijing anniversary

The rap duo “Feichang Fresh”: has made a fabulous music video in honor of the Berlin-Beijing city partnership’s anniversary.More information

International campaign “Cities for Life – Cities against the Death Penalty”

30.11.2014
The International Day for Life/against the Death Penalty was initiated by the “Community of Sant’ Egidio” in Italy.More information

German-Chinese Exchange for Cultural Management

30.08. - 07.12.2014
In 2014, five Chinese and five German cultural managers will have the chance to participate in the program. You can find more information on applying in the attached call for applications.More information

Berlin – Los Angeles city partnership: The “Next Generation” fire department youth exchange

15.07.-30.07.2014
10 young people taking part in the “Next Generation” project and two accompanying adults visited our partner city for 17 days in July.More information

Berlin – Los Angeles city partnership

06.07.2014
At the Berlin Fire Department’s Open House on Sunday, 6 July 2014, Fire Chief Wilfried Gräfling introduced the project “Next Generation” to the public.More information

International Colloquium on “Sexual Minorities in Late 20th Century Spanish and Latin American Cultures and Literatures”

03. - 06. 07. 2014
International Colloquium on “Sexual Minorities in Late 20th Century Spanish and Latin American Cultures and Literatures” at the Humboldt Universität Berlin from 3 to 6 July 2014More information

Zoos in Berlin and Los Angeles set up a partnership

03. 07. 2014
The Berlin Zoo and Tierpark and the Los Angeles Zoo would like to exchange animals in order to improve the genetic diversity of each zoo’s populationMore information

Mayor of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, visits Berlin

02. 07. 2014
On 2 July 2014, the Governing Mayor of Berlin, Klaus Wowereit, welcomed Mayor Bat-Uul Erdene of the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar to the Berlin Town Hall.More information

Climate partnership Berlin-Buenos Aires

01.07. - 03.07.2014
Second phase climate partnerships present their action programs in Berlin.More information

Berlin – Los Angeles city partnership

30.06.2014 - 05.07.2014
Councilman Tom LaBonge of Los Angeles’s 4th District visited Berlin from 30 June to 5 July 2014 with an eight-person cultural delegation and three water specialists.More information

Funding of city partnership projects

27. 06. - 15. 08. 2014
The federal state of Berlin is interested in the realization of as many projects and ideas as possible that focus on exchange between Berlin and its partner cities.More information

Berlin-Jakarta city partnership

23.06.-02.07. 2014
From 23 June to 2 July 2014, a delegation headed by the youth and sports sector of Jakarta’s city government will be visiting Berlin with ten students who were chosen from a pool of 335 applicants in Jakarta.More information

Presidium of the Berlin House of Representatives travels to Istanbul

09. - 13.06.2014
To mark the 25th anniversary of the city partnership between Berlin and Istanbul, the presidium of the Berlin House of Representatives was invited to visit Istanbul from 9 to 13 June 2014.More information

“Berner Reden” at the Konzert Theater Bern

17.03.2014
At the invitation of the mayor of Bern, Alexander Tschäppät, Governing Mayor Klaus Wowereit will open the four-part conversation series “Berner Reden” at the Konzert Theater Bern.More information

Wowereit meets the Maltese president

11.03.2014
President Abela will be in Germany on a state visit.More information

Opening concert marks the Berlin-Tokyo anniversary

Wowereit meets with the Belgian king and queen in Berlin

17.02.2014
The royal couple will be in Germany on a state visit.More information

Mayor of Paris to visit Berlin

13.-15.02.2014
This will be Bertrand Delanoë’s last visit as mayor to Governing Mayor Klaus Wowereit, since Paris is holding city elections on 23 March 2014 and Mayor Delanoë is not running for re-election.More information

Study visit by specialized doctors from Tashkent’s Institute for Hematology and Transfusion at Virchow Hospital

30.01.2014
Chief of Protocol Dieter Lamlé spoke with the doctors from Tashkent about their experience in Berlin when he visited their ward at Virchow Hospital.More information

Berlin-Beijing anniversary: Chinese New Year concert

Mayor of Bucharest visited Berlin

22.01.2014
Governing Mayor welcomed the mayor of the Romanian capital of Bucharest to the Berlin Town Hall.More information

Making friends through food

13.-19.01.2014
One week in Paris and one week in Berlin – that’s all the time that apprentice bakers and pastry cooks have to come up with new German-French bakery and confectionery products.More information

“Berlin – Madrid”: Exhibition of children’s art

13.12.2013 - 06.01.2014
Children's art gallery in honor of the 25th anniversary of the city partnership between Berlin and Madrid.More information

Berlin – Buenos Aires city partnership - From the Spree River to the Rio de la Plata – From fall to spring

October/November 2013
Around 20 young musicians from the Leo-Kestenberg Musikschule, a music school in Tempelhof-Schöneberg, will travel to Argentina with their conductor, Alexander Ramm, in the first half of October to return a visit made by young Argentinians.More information

5th Manga Competition of the Deutsch-Japanische Gesellschaft Berlin

30.09.2013 closing date
The Deutsch-Japanische Gesellschaft Berlin (DJG Berlin – German-Japanese Society of Berlin) is holding what is now its fifth manga competition, aimed especially at young participants interested in Japan.More information

World Championships for Icelandic Horses in Berlin

04.08. - 11.08.2013
The 2013 World Championships for Icelandic Horses will be taking place at Pferdesportpark (equestrian sports park) Karlshorst in Berlin-Lichtenberg.More information

50th anniversary of the Franco-German Youth Office

06.07.2013
On 6 July 2013, the Governing Mayor of Berlin will join Paris’s Mayor Bertrand Delanoë in visiting the fair at Place de la République.More information

25th anniversary of the Madrid – Berlin city partnership

27.06. - 29.06.2013
Madrid and Berlin are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their city partnership this year. As part of this celebration, Governing Mayor Klaus Wowereit visited Spain’s capital city from 27 to 29 June 2013.More information

Berlin – Buenos Aires: KNM Berlin presents Clang Cut Book

17.06. - 22.06.2013
The ensemble Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin – KNM – is presenting “Clang Cut Book,” a compendium of concerts and interventions in urban space.More information

The “Madrid School”

05.06. - 07.06.2013
The conference “Wir sind Erinnerung. Die Schule von Madrid und das spanische Exil von 1939” (We are memory: The “Madrid School” and the Spanish exile of 1939) will take place at Instituto Cervantes Berlin.More information

Berlin – Moscow city partnership: Hip Hop Stützpunkt Berlin on tour in Russia

17.05. - 03.06.2013
From 17 May to 3 June 2013, six ambassadors of hip-hop culture in Berlin (musicians, DJs, graffiti artists, beatboxers) traveled to five Russian cities.More information

Berlin – Moscow city partnership: Hip Hop Stützpunkt Berlin on tour in Russia

17.05. - 03.06.2013
From 17 May to 3 June 2013, six ambassadors of hip-hop culture in Berlin (musicians, DJs, graffiti artists, beatboxers) traveled to five Russian cities.More information

Berlin – Jakarta city partnership

15.05. - 17.05.2013
A delegation from our partner city Jakarta visited Berlin from 15 to 17 May 2013.More information

The friendly climate of the Berlin – Buenos Aires city partnership

21.-26.04.2013
Berlin and Buenos Aires set up a climate partnership in November 2012 as part of the project “50 Municipal Climate Partnerships by 2015.”More information

Franco-German Bücherboxx

19.04.2013
To mark the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Élysée Treaty, young people from France and Berlin gave their own demonstration of cooperation between the two countries.More information

Wowereit receives the President of Ecuador at the Berlin Town Hall

17.04.2013
The Governing Mayor of Berlin, Klaus Wowereit, welcomed the President of the Republic of Ecuador, Rafael Vicente Correa Delgado, to the Berlin Town Hall.More information

Klaus Wowereit visits Zagreb

11.04.2013
During his visit, Mr. Wowereit met with his fellow mayor for talks in preparation for Croatia’s accession to the European Union.More information

Climate partnership between the city partners Berlin and Buenos Aires

In November 2012, Berlin and Buenos Aires set up a climate partnership as part of the project “50 Municipal Climate Partnerships by 2015.”More information

Wowereit receives Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid

Competition: 2013 European Charlemagne Youth Prize

Deadline for submissions 28 January 2013
Each year, the European Charlemagne Youth Prize is awarded jointly by the European Parliament and the Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen.More information

25th anniversary of the city partnership between Berlin and Paris

2012
The city partnership between Berlin and Paris was celebrating its 25th anniversary this in 2012.More information

International campaign “Cities for Life – Cities against the Death Penalty”

30.11.2012
The International Day for Life/against the Death Penalty was initiated by the “Community of Sant’ Egidio” in Italy.More information

Climate partnership between the partner cities Berlin and Buenos Aires

26.-28.11.2012
Representatives of both cities took part in an international workshop for new climate partnerships between German and Latin American cities, which was held in La Fortuna, Costa Rica, from 26 to 28 November 2012.More information

Chinese Autumn at Kühlhaus Berlin

02.-17.11.2012
As part of the Chinese Cultural Year in Germany, Kühlhaus Berlin is showcasing contemporary Chinese art in a series entitled “Chinesischer Herbst”...More information

20 years of partnership between Berlin and the Brussels-Capital Region

26.09./26.10.2012
The city partnership between Berlin and the Brussels-Capital Region was celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2012.More information

German-Spanish Chess Days in Madrid

23.10.-04.11.2012
Under the patronage of the Governing Mayor, the Berlin Chess Federation hosted a tournament in Berlin on 1 September 2012 with 12 boys and 12 girls in the under-16 category.More information

2nd ASEM Meeting for Governors and Mayors - ASEM Goes Local: “Challenges and Solutions”

18./19.10.2012
On 18 October 2012, the Governing Mayor of Berlin, Klaus Wowereit, opened the 2nd ASEM-MGM together with Foreign Minister Dr. Guido Westerwelle; Dr. Fauzi Bowo, the former Governor of Jakarta; and M.R. Sukumbhand Paribatra, the Governor of Bangkok.More information

Exhibition: “Berlin Heroines”

06.-31.10.2012
The exhibition “Berlin Heroines” by Concha Argüeso will be shown at the Berlin Town Hall in the Hall of Pillars from 6 to 31 October 2012.More information

Theater from Buenos Aires in Berlin

28.-30.09.2012
Berliner Festspiele is opening the new international festival “Foreign Affairs,” which will be showcasing contemporary performing arts with a continent-spanning production by the Argentinean author, actor, and director Federico León.More information