Quick Trip: 3 Reasons To Visit Berlin Now
Credit: Schreiner Kastler/Christoph Gengnagel, Wien Für Atelier Krischanitz
Published: April 2009
By Ralph Martin
- The minimally named Temporary Art Hall, a cube parked on the Schlossplatz next to the rusty remains of the Palace of the Republic (kunsthalle-berlin.com), opens on October 30 for two years. The 6,200-square-foot space will host shows that demonstrate Berlin’s influence on the global scene, starting with a solo exhibition of South African photographer and video artist Candice Breitz.
- Art collectors and aficionados gather in the huge spaceship-like Berlin exhibition grounds, on the western edge of the city, for the four-day Art Forum Berlin (October 31–November 3; art-forum-berlin.com), where 120 galleries from throughout the world display their best.
- For a new take on a historic destination, try the MauerGuide, a GPS-assisted, self-guiding tour of the Berlin Wall (available at kiosks along the former partition; mauerguide.com). A handheld device provides an itinerary, audio commentary, and video of historical footage as you trace the city’s former dividing line.