Classical music is king when it comes to culture in Berlin. Did you know that the city has seven major symphony orchestras, three major opera houses and hundreds of smaller performing groups? Berlin is a paradise for boomer travelers who are also music lovers. I took this photo during a chamber music concert at Charlottenburg Castle where musicians dressed in period costume. The program included familiar classics from Mozart, Handle and Bach among others. Although I’m not an opera fan, the pieces on the program gave me a new admiration for the musical form.
The evening began when our group of travel journalists, hosted by VisitBerlin and Air Berlin, entered the hall at Charlottenburg Castle. A master of ceremonies, also dressed in period costume, greeted us.
“Follow me,” he said, stamping his staff onto the floor before dramatically pulling aside velvet draperies revealing a candlelit dining hall. And so our night of culture in Berlin began.
Disclosure: Airberlin and VisitBerlin provided this travel experience. As always, the opinions are my own.