Berlinale 2014, Grand Budapest Hotel World Premiere

The Berlin international film festival, or Berlinale 2014, started today with a grand opening, the world premiere of The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Members of the movie’s cast, like Bill Murray, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Willem Dafoe, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan and many more, together with this year’s International Jury, which will decide who will receive the Golden Bear and Silver Bears of the 2014 Berlinale Competition, were today’s special guests.

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International Green Week 2014

Whenever there is International Green Week (ger: Grüne Woche), the world of food, agriculture and horticulture gathers in Berlin and every time, there is something interesting to discover.

While Berlin offers a huge variety of international gastronomic specialties throughout the city, the International Green Week offers the opportunity to taste and buy everything at one place.

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Best of Berlin 2013

It’s 2014, welcome to a new year of exciting and interesting events and festivals in Berlin!

But let’s remember what happened last year, while movie premieres clearly dominated the year of 2013 and traditional events like the Green Week, St Patrick’s Day or the Oberbaum Bridge Water Fight were back in town, Berlin also had a good variety of new events, like the celebration of HOLI in Germany, President Barack Obama’s visit to Berlin, the European Kendo Championships or David Hasselhoff’s attempt to save the wall.

The year 2013 in Pictures.

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The Physician World Premiere Berlin

The movie adaptation of the bestselling novel The Physician (de: Der Medicus) celebrated its World Premiere today, December 16, 2013 in Berlin.

The cast, consisting of Stellan Skarsgård, Tom Payne, Emma Rigby, Olivier Martinez, Elyas M’Barek, Dominique Moore, Fahri Yardim, Adam Thomas Wright together with director Philipp Stölzl were today’s special guests.

The newly reopened Zoo Palast was chosen to be the venue for this German production movie premiere.

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The Desolation of Smaug European Premiere Berlin

The European Premiere of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (de: Der Hobbit – Smaugs Einöde) took place on Monday, December 9, 2013 at the Sony Center in Berlin. It was the biggest premiere Berlin ever had with a 160m long red carpet and fans and press from all over Europe.

Director Peter Jackson together with Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sylvester McCoy, Mikael Persbrandt, Aidan Turner, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, Adam Brown, Graham McTavish, Dean O’Gorman, Ryan Gage, John Bell and even Ed Sheeran, singer and songwriter of the theme song “I See Fire” walked the carpet.

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