To feel the real beat of Berlin, just stay another night or two and visit some of the museums, theaters, cafés, bars, and so on.
Here are some programme recommendations for the weekend:
Cabaret - The Musical, Wednesday till Saturday 8:00 pm, Sunday 7:00 pm
Tipi am Kanzleramt | Große Querallee | 10557 Berlin
Based on true events and real lives, CABARET portrays the experiences of the English writer Christopher Isherwood, who lived in the Berlin district of Schöneberg from 1929 to 1933, making real life the source of this highly sensual theatrical experience.
The story of the carefree nightclub-singer Sally Bowles in the glittering yet shady milieu of the Golden Twenties immortalised the city of Berlin as the city of historical fractures, caught between glamour and the gutter, between dreams and despair.
Information and tickets: https://www.tipi-am-kanzleramt.de/en/programme/overview/cabaret-musical-berlin.html
Festive Summer Gala - W.A. Mozart & J.C. Bach - a musical friendship, Wednesday and Saturday 8:00pm
Große Orangerie Schloss Charlottenburg | Spandauer Damm 20-24 | 14059 Berlin
In the summer months, the Berliner Residenz concerts have been presenting exciting and varied Mozart programmes for years.
After Mozart's masterpieces and Mozart's opera gala, which were awarded prizes by the audience, a concert experience will now follow around the musical friendship between J. C. Bach and W. A. Mozart. Child prodigy Wolfgang had met the London Bach at the age of 8 in the British capital and intensively studied and developed the gallant style of the Bach's son.
Johann Christian Bach is considered the inventor of the Viennesa Classicism, which made Mozart immortal to this day. Go with the outstanding and historically costumed artists of the Berliner Residenz concerts to a festive summer gala that enchants eyes and ears.
Information and tickets: https://www.visitberlin.de/en/event/festive-summer-gala-wa-mozart-jc-bach-musical-friendship
Long Night of Museums, Saturday 29 August from 6:00 pm till 2:00 am
During the Long Night of the Museums, a large number of Berlin museums and exhibition venues open their doors at night and give visitors the opportunity to view exhibitions, collections, paintings, scluptures and installations as well as take part in workshops, express tours and discussions with artists between 6pm and 2am.
From the classical cultural temples on the Museum Island to the Trabi Museum, from the private Samurai Art Museum to the Stasi Museum in Normannenstrasse, the nightly event has something to offer everyone: World famous collections, Berlin originals, other cultures, unique places and beloved things to discover.
Information and tickets: https://www.berlin.de/en/events/2091757-2842498-long-night-of-museums.en.html