The Gendarmenmarkt regularly hosts spectacular events. The following three events take place annually. If possible, come and visit when they’re on, it’ll be well worth it!
Classic Open Air:
At the beginning of July there are five evenings of fantastic classical concerts. The square becomes a giant stadium and the steps of the concert hall are the stage. Fireworks and effects such as laser shows complete the experience. You can find information on the programme and tickets on the Classic Open Air homepage
For the whole of December, the Gendarmenmarkt is turned into a Christmas fairy-tale land, with craft stands and food tents. The “Gendarmenmarkt Christmas Magic” includes a stage programme with singers, dancers and costume shows. It’s an amazing experience for the whole family!
daily 1100 to 2200hrs. New Year’s Eve 1900 to 0100hrs.
Mon to Fri 1100 to 1400hrs free, other times / days 1 Euro. New Year’s Eve 10 Euros.
You can find more information on the programme on the “Gendarmenmarkt Christmas Magic” homepage
Festival of Lights:
This is an arts and culture event that reaches millions. Every year in October, Berlin’s landmarks, historic sites, streets, squares, districts and the hot spots of Berlin’s recent history are lit up and become a stage for two weeks. On these evenings, the Gendarmenmarkt is a glowing beacon of colour! You can find more information on the light artists, festival sightseeing routes and special events on the “Festival of Lights” homepage