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06 Jul 2011

Berliner Festspiele

The Berliner Festspiele bring together a variety of arts and culture under one roof. Throughout the year international festivals, programme series, and individual events present contemporary artistic developments in music, theatre, dance and literature. The Berliner Festspiele aims at transcending genres and national borders in order to create a unique forum for reflection.

Its  international festivals and programmes – MaerzMusik, Theatertreffen, musikfest berlin, international literature festival berlin, spielzeit’europa and JazzFest Berlin –  present contemporary artistic developments in music, theatre, dance and literature. The Martin-Gropius-Bau, the city’s most attractive exhibition venue, shows exhibitions on archaeology and cultural history, contemporary art and photography. The dialogue with artists and the arts from the whole world is enhanced by the lecture series Berliner Lektionen with significant figures from public life. Our national German youth contests offer a public forum for young artists.

Since 2001, the Haus der Berliner Festspiele has been the pulsating centre for this diverse spectrum of events. The open architecture of this modern theatre building provides an ideal setting for art that is out of the ordinary, often as yet unknown and always innovative.