Your leisure options at ESL Prolog Berlin

During your German course at ESL Berlin, let yourself be carried away by the hustle and bustle of this vibrant capital steeped in history. A cosmopolitan city par excellence, Berlin will seduce you with its diversity, audacity and extravagance.

Every week, the school offers its students a wide range of activities and excursions in order to discover this multifaceted city, including museum visits, exhibitions, guided city tours, Biergarten evenings, open-air cinema viewings at the Kreuzberg or Stammtisch in Schöneberg restaurants. Sports fans will be able to take part in cycling trips to the Wannsee and explore the “country” side of Berlin. At the end of the week, you will enjoy excursions to Dresden and its Zwinger or Potsdam and its Sanssouci Castle, and fall in love with these beautiful German cities.

During your stay, explore the capital as you go along. Fans of architecture will be bewitched by this surprising mix of modern buildings and historical monuments while history buffs will revel in visiting the city’s countless museums. As for art lovers, they will be spoilt for choice in this cultural hotspot. Then, enjoy some peace and quiet in Berlin’s many parks and green areas: ideal to chill out or practise sport, they give the city an exceptional quality of life.

For aficionados, Berlin’s nightlife is a reference in Europe. Mixing genres and atmospheres, the capital is packed with bars, cafés, restaurants and nightclubs. Welcome to Berlin!

Some events to keep in mind

JANUARY International Green Week



Long Night of Museums
For gourmets, a week entirely dedicated to agriculture and the organic food industry

Reduced or free entrance to museums in the city
FEBRUARY Transmediale



Berlinale
International festival for media art and digital culture

Berlin International Film Festival, one of the world’s most prestigious
MARCH ITB International Tourism Fair
APRIL Berlin Half Marathon




Long Night of
Opera and Theatre
Important event for those who are preparing for the September marathon (or just don’t fancy running 42km)

Stunning programme
 
MAY Carnival of Cultures An international range of cultural shows
JUNE
Christopher Street Day



ILA Berlin Air Show



Long Night of the Sciences




Fête de la Musique




 
Internationally famous festival for the gay community

A gigantic fair presenting the latest creations in the sector

The cleverest night
of the year

Free music festival offering a wide range of music styles, including electro, classical and world music, in more than 100 venues throughout
the city
JULY Classic Open Air Festival


Young Euro Classic

Outdoor classical music festival

Festival for symphonic youth orchestras
 
AUGUST Beer festival Some 200 breweries represent more than 75 countries, offering 1500 varieties of beer
SEPTEMBER Pyronale Festival




Berlin Marathon



IFA Internationale
Funkausstellung
60,000 spectators attend this huge pyrotechnic festival, a rich combination of ancient methods and modern techniques

World-class marathon, Berlin is THE place to break records

One of the world’s leading trade shows for consumer electronics
OCTOBER Festival of Lights Illuminations and light shows on the main buildings of the city, including the Brandenburg Gate, the Berlin Cathedral and the television tower
NOVEMBER JazzFest Berlin For 40 years, Berlin’s town centre has been swinging to the sound of jazz music during this weeklong festival
DECEMBER New Year’s Eve Midnight countdown with the whole city celebrating the New Year to the sound of live music and DJs
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