Berlin – Information about the capital and specials
Deutsche Bahn and Lufthansa are partners of the Green Week and Berlin after the fair closes
Berlin, 30 October 2014 – At some point even the nicest day at the Green Week must end. It is then that for visitors to the fair another world opens up before them, with the capital providing endless opportunities to enjoy the nightlife, be it in pubs, at first-class shows or with a colourful programme of musical entertainment. That is what makes the city so irresistible, as Hildegard Knef said in her song in the sixties:
“Anyone who knows you, Berlin, cannot say ’adieu’;
for nevermore can one escape your charm“
Numerous organisers are offering special trips to Berlin for a visit to the International Green Week Berlin, which takes place from 16 to 25 January 2015. Furthermore, the websites of HRS and visitBerlin provide suitable hotel accommodation. Deutsche Bahn and Lufthansa, the travel partners of the Green Week, are offering low-rate fares to Berlin during the event. Tickets can be booked now for the Green Week 2015.
Berlin by rail
Visitors can take a second-class return trip to Berlin costing € 99 from any mainline (DB) railway station in Germany. Tickets can be purchased only by visiting the Green Week website (under Visitor Information) or by calling +49 (0)1806 - 31 11 53 (codeword: ’Green Week’). Low-rate fares apply shortly before the Green Week begins and for a few days after it ends.
Fly to Berlin with Lufthansa
An air fare to visit the Green Week in Berlin can be booked directly with Lufthansa. The booking code will be released in December. Low-rate fares apply shortly before the Green Week begins and for a few days after it ends. Exact dates can be found on the Lufthansa website.
Experience Berlin with all the senses
The musicals currently being performed in the city are a feast for eyes and ears. ’THE WYLD’ is the latest big show to take the stage at the Friedrichstadt Palast. Outside of Las Vegas this is the world’s most expensive show production and it stars Nofretete, Berlin’s best known artist. The premiere was celebrated with standing ovations and unending applause
500 metres to the south, at the Admiralspalast on Friedrichstrasse, ’Falco meets Mercury’ promises visitors a show featuring the biggest hits of two rock icons, Falco and Freddie Mercury of Queen fame.
Once again the musical ‘Mamma Mia!’ featuring the hits of the Swedish pop group Abba is guesting at the Stage Theater des Westens.
’Hinterm Horizont’ has already made its name as a classic on the Berlin musical scene and can also be watched at the Stage Theater on Potsdamer Platz. Featuring songs by Udo Lindenberg, the show gives visitors a unique and close-up experience of what the divided city of Berlin was like.
The show entitled ’Käfig voller Narren’ can be seen at the Bar Jeder Vernunft in Charlottenburg, and at the Grips Theater on Hansaplatz visitors can enjoy the cabaret entitled ’Linie 1’, a genuine classic which has been performed since 1986.
Information for visitors
Dates: the 80th Green Week takes place from 16 to 25 January 2015.
Opening times: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Extended opening times:
• Saturday, 17 Jan., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
• Friday, 23 Jan., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
• Saturday, 24 Jan., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Admission charges: day ticket € 14; reduced-rate day ticket (schoolchildren / students) € 9; unlimited admission € 42; family ticket (maximum of 2 adults + maximum of 3 children aged up to 14) € 26; Happy Hour ticket (daily from 2 p.m.) € 9; reduced-rate tickets for groups (20 persons and above) € 12 per person; school parties € 4; Sunday ticket € 10. Children under the age of six are admitted free of charge.
No need to stand in line at the Green week
Advance tickets are available from www.gruenewoche.de/DieMesse/Tickets or from MB Capital Services GmbH, Thüringer Allee 12, 14052 Berlin, tel.: +49 (0)30 479 974 84, fax: +49 (0)30 30 69 69 30.
Free shuttle service
During the Green Week there will be ample free parking spaces at the Olympic Stadium (Olympischer Platz), where a free shuttle bus will be available to and from the exhibition grounds. Buses will run daily and uninterrupted from Olympischer Platz on the corner of Trakehner Allee to the north and south entrances of the fair. The shuttle service will be available starting one hour before the fair begins until one hour after closing time.