Not only is Berlin one of the must culturally and historically fascinating cities in the whole world, but it also has a political heritage that has the capacity to both shock and delight in equal measure.
November 7th of 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the collapse of the Berlin Wall, for example, which unified a once divided nation and remains one of the single most impactful events in modern history.
It is therefore an excellent time to visit Berlin and sample its unique attractions, as the next twelve months will see a number of commemorative events that will celebrate its history while offering an insight into the future.
With this in mind, let’s take a look at three of the must-see events and attractions in Berlin for the year ahead.
The 24th Tanztage Berlin Dance Festival 2015
Now in its 24th year, the Tanztage Berlin Dance Festival is a unique celebration of young urban choreography and dance art. It also celebrates Berlin’s long-standing reputation as a capital of culture and musical excellence, which has been undermined by the cities modern political history and status as an industrial centre.
This eleven day event, which starts on 8th January 2015 and concludes on the 19th of the same month, will display many variations of contemporary theatrical dance and inspire discussion, debate and conversation among all of the fortunate attendees.
The Wall (The Asisi Panorama of a Divided City)
With the dismantling of the Berlin Wall such a seminal moment in political history and its 25th anniversary just weeks away, 2015 will see a number of events dedicated to its memory.
For those of you who follow both history and artistic endeavour, however, the Asisi Panorama of a Divided City is a must-see exhibition that narrates the true nature of a divided Berlin and showcases the conditions that people were forced to endure on a daily basis.
Yadegar Asisi’s unique exhibition is accessible until 31st March 2015, and it is something that any true follower of history will want to experience.
The Champions League Final
The European Champions League final represents the pinnacle of professional club football, and Berlin is fortunate to be hosting the showpiece occasion on May 27th, 2015.
While there are a number of stellar games to be played until the finalists are revealed in April, you can rest assured that teams such as Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Chelsea and the defending champions Real Madrid will be competing hard for the ultimate prize.
As this Freebets Champions League Showdown infographic highlights, the Berlin final is sure to host some of the worlds’ greatest players and will deliver spectacle that few sporting events can match. Ronaldo or Messi, who’s team will come out on top?