BERLIN -- One of the major events in the city during 2000 will be
the 10th anniversary of German reunification on Oct. 3, and Berlin
is planning a massive German National Day festival, including a
Another millennium-year special event will be an exhibition
called "Seven Hills -- Images and Signs of the 21st Century," a
projection of what the future might be like; it will be presented
in Berlin's Martin Gropius Building from May 14 through Nov. 5.
And Berlin's newest tourist attraction, scheduled to debut in
mid-2000, is the Marlene Dietrich Museum, located in the new Sony
Center at the Potsdamer Platz, which will be open to the public by
The museum will be the focal point of a special 2001 promotion
celebrating Dietrich's 100th birthday, Hanns Peter Nerger said,
Berlin Tourism Marketing's president.
Classical music is a primary attraction for visitors to Berlin,
and the city will observe the 250th anniversary of Johann Sebastian
Bach with a special Bach Week concert series March 17 to 26, at the
Konzerthaus Berlin, as well as its annual Mozart Festival,
scheduled for June 9 to 12, with concerts by the Berlin
Berlin has also become famous for what may be Europe's biggest
annual youth event, a diverse youth festival called the Love
Parade, tentatively slated for July 8.