Founded in West Berlin in 1951, the Berlinale is one of the biggest European film festivals alongside Venice and Cannes.

Hosted in early to mid-February, the Berlin International Film Festival (also known as the Berlinale)  is one of the biggest European film industry events alongside Venice and Cannes. Founded in West Berlin in 1951, it is considered the largest publicly attended film festival worldwide, with well over 300,000 tickets sold and over 500,000 theatre visits.

Although the principal activity take place on the Potsdamer Strasse, there are many screenings throughout the city of films by well-known directors and actors. Guests can also enjoy workshops and seminars lead by directors, producers and actors.

  • Get there: Use the S-Bahn and U-Bahn transport systems to get around the city.
  • Stay: Find a hotel in the city centre so you have access to all the screening locations.

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