Germany has film festivals dedicated to almost every genre. The creative energy is palpable at the country’s largest film festival, the Berlinale. Held in February every year, it is the second-largest celebration of cinema in the world. Then there’s Filmfest München during the summer, which ranks second only to the Berlinale in terms of importance. It screens blockbusters to low-budget films, and aims to encourage young talented film-makers. Another attention-grabber is Filmfest Hamburg. The third-largest international film festival in Germany, it attracted more than 40,000 people in 2017!
Faster, Bigger, Better!
Movie Park Germany is a blockbuster theme park with different zones offering thrilling rides, Hollywood-inspired live shows and famous cartoon characters. Located in Bottrop-Kirchhellen, around 50km from Düsseldorf, it is a must-visit for children and the happy-hearted! Its rides are actually categorised as intense, moderate and soft!
Cinema under the Stars
Outdoor cinemas or Freiluftkinos are quite the rage in Germany, especially in Berlin. You’ll find them strewn across the capital, in parks, courtyards and old warehouses. Head to Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, Potsdamer Platz, Spandau, Moabit or Hasenheide Park for an experience you’ll never forget. Most major cities in Germany have their own open-air cinemas that invite residents to step out under the stars on summer evenings to catch their favourite films!