Happening Berlin

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Barlin, Germany offers an exciting array of indoor and outdoor activities 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including the 43rd BMW Berlin Marathon from Sept. 24-25. (Photo credit: Wolfgang Scholvien/visitBerlin)
Berlin, Germany offers an exciting array of indoor and outdoor activities 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including the 43rd BMW Berlin Marathon from Sept. 24-25. (Photo credit: Wolfgang Scholvien/visitBerlin)

Berlin, Germany’s capital city and cultural center, is a happening place for people, music, partying and chilling out, as well as indoor play and outdoor fun at any time of day or night and any time of year. To promote its endless array of events, highlights and entertainment offerings, visitBerlin created the “365/24” slogan under its beBerlin campaign as a promise to visitors that the city will always deliver something new, surprising and unusual. In addition, this joint marketing initiative with Kulturprojekte Berlin offers 365 tips in 24 sections on travel in Berlin that can be found at visitberlin.de/en, as well as an extensive calendar of local events, making it easier to find and book experiences online.

For example, this year, your clients still have time to base fly at Alexanderplatz (available through the Hotel Park Inn Aug. 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; meet with Tristan, one of the world’s best-preserved specimens of Tyrannosaurus rex, beginning Sept. 7 at the Museum fur Naturkunde; participate in the 43rd BMW Berlin Marathon from Sept. 24-25; and hear Kitty Hoff & Band perform live at the BKA-Theater Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. This year’s highlights include the “Hinterm Horizont” musical running through the end of the year at the Stage Theater am Potsdamer Platz; the Berlin Maifeld Cup-2016 Polo European Championship held Sept. 3 and 4 at the Maifeld Olympiastadion; and the popular Festival of Lights on display Oct. 7-16. For a full list of upcoming events, visit visitberlin.de/en/experience/events/event-calendar?tid=1697.

The elegant Hotel Zoe opened earlier this year in Berlin, Germany. 
The elegant Hotel Zoe opened earlier this year in Berlin, Germany.

When (and if) your clients find time to squeeze in a few hours of sleep, suggest they stay at The Amano Group’s new Hotel Zoe, which opened earlier this year. The 88-guestroom property is simple and elegant, featuring dark accessories, untreated concrete, and warm lighting. For views of the city and the nearby TV tower, guests can head up to the rooftop terrace, where they’ll also find a spacious breakfast area with a conservatory. The ground floor boasts a retro Gin & Tonic Bar with fine, gold details. Call for rates. For more information, visit amanogroup.de/en/hotels/hotel-zoe.