43rd BMW Berlin Marathon – 25 September 2016
The annual Berlin marathon is a great way of doing some sightseeing in the German capital.
European Month of Photography (1 October – 31 October 2016)
In more than 120 museums and galleries of Berlin, 500 participating artists will showcase different styles of photography during the largest German festival for photography.
Berlin has much to offer, especially to those interested in culture and history, with its 150 theatres, 175 museums and magnificent buildings from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
The architecture of Berlin is fascinating, mainly as a result of the former division between the “communist” East and the “capitalist” West for many years. Different styles of building were favoured in the two different parts of the city. The diversity of nationalities and different religions means that churches, synagogues and mosques are well represented in the city centre. The Berliner Dom (Berlin Cathedral) is the largest and most important Protestant church as well as the Hohenzollern family tomb. First built in 1465 as a Baroque church, it was only finally completed in 1905.
But Berlin also has something to offer for nature lovers. In the centre of Berlin, you can visit Europe’s biggest botanical garden. It covers an area of 42 hectares and contains over 18,000 different varieties of plants. Just outside the city, there are a number of magnificent castles, with the most beautiful gardens that Germany has to offer. They are perfect for people who want to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and relax.