Housed in a beautiful 19th Century building near the Brandenburg Gate, this fantastic theatre is one of the cornerstones of the city's cultural scene. Musical concerts, plays and operas are among the varied types of performances on the programme. The Berliner Ensemble was established by Bertolt Brecht 1949 and moved to its present location in 1954. Today the theatre and its resident company enjoy a reputation as one of the prime spots for an evening of high culture in Berlin.
Berlin - a hub of European and world culture
The German capital is unsurprisingly one of the most popular destinations for those seeking a fulfilling and unique cultural experience. There are many theatres in the city, including classics like the Renaissance Theater and Deutsches Theater, as well as the English Theatre Berlin, which makes German culture accessible to a wider audience. There are also many excellent museums, many clustered around Museum Island. Of course, there is a lot more to enjoy on a trip here too, including historical landmarks, superb restaurants and a vibrant, world-renowned nightlife scene. Pretty parks including Volkspark Friedrichstein and a gorgeous riverside complete the package and simply wandering the streets of central Berlin for an afternoon will allow visitors to discover excellent shopping and other top sights.
The traditions of the Berliner Ensemble
German literary and theatrical culture is deeply rooted in the traditions established over the centuries and the Berliner Ensemble is one of the very best theatres in the city. Located just a short walk from the Brandenburg Gate the building itself is well worth admiring both inside and out. Although it is famous for its operas and plays, concerts and readings are also popular and a night at the Berliner Ensemble is always an unforgettable experience.
Open up the city with the Berlin WelcomeCard
The Berlin WelcomeCard is the capital's official visitor's ticket, with a huge array of benefits ensuring travellers make the most of their time in this fascinating city. Primarily, it offers discounts of up to 50% at over 200 top attractions in Berlin, which include theatres, museums, viewing platforms, guided tours and even great bars and restaurants. As an added benefit the card allows unlimited free public transport access on the S-Bahn, U-Bahn, trams and buses and you can choose the fare zone and length of validity to suit your particular needs.