The Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin, most known as Berlinale, is a famous film festival that takes place in Berlin every year in February in the city. I’m sure you have seen all the posters and advertisements all over Berlin. And if you haven’t, you’re not paying enough attention to your surroundings 😉
It started on the 11th -last Thursday- but don’t be disappointed, you might still have the chance to attend it. The festival finishes this Sunday, so if you don’t have plans for the weekend yet, I’m giving you a good cultural suggestion!
Tickets for the movies can be purchased three days in advance in the central ticket counters (in Potsdamer Platz Arkaden, in the Kino International, in the Haus der Berliner Festspiele and in the Audi City Berlin) and online. Or you can either queue on the same day of the screening, but it’s usually very crowded and most likely that the tickets are sold out by the time you reach the box office.
So my recommendation is that you have a look at the program online and get your tickets beforehand to avoid undesired surprises. It’s a unique and very special event, don’t miss the opportunity to go if you can!