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November 21, 2015

“Where buying is giving“ – Bazaar Berlin is open until Sunday

• Ideas for gifts from exhibitors representing 62 countries

• Demonstrations and activities for all the family

• Free admission for children under the age of 14

• Bazaar Berlin is open on the exhibition grounds until 22 November

Berlin, 21 November 2015 – Preparations are already under way for the festive season. Have all the presents on the Christmas shopping list been bought? Have the new Christmas decorations been purchased? Where can one find a present with a difference, something nice to give away? The answer is easy: at Bazaar Berlin on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds. However, the international shopping mall is only open until Sunday (tomorrow) at 6 p.m. A quick decision is needed therefore. Whatever the case, there is something for all the family in the eight display halls. On many of the stands visitors can watch craftsmen from around the world at work, or they can even try out their own skills. On the weekend children up to the age of 14 accompanied by adults are admitted free of charge.

Some 500 exhibitors from 62 countries make sure that the bazaar-like atmosphere on the exhibition grounds is something special. Sections include the World Market with exotic goods and typical locally made handicrafts from around the world, Art + Style, featuring fashion items with a personal touch, jewellery and accessoires, as well as Natural Living with a wide variety of health products. If visitors follow the beat of drums they will find themselves in the Living Africa Hall, and in the Winter at home section a pre-Christmas atmosphere and lots of ideas for gifts await them. The Fair Trade Market has a wide range of fair trade products on offer, and for the first time it is also selling fair trade fashion.

On the weekend, on the stand of Jarida Crafts (Hall 11.1, Stand 169) visitors can make greeting cards from recycled materials. Together with children, Fodé Camara and Hilda Müller are drawing images in the sand (Hall 11.1, Stand 111). Tallina Kunstkeramika (Hall 14.1, Stand 212) hand paints pottery, and on the stand of Lilian Syrigou visitors can watch filigree jewellery being made. Dr. Ali Moshiri shows visitors around his exotic herbal garden and also invites them to his cooking show next door (Hall 15.1, Stand 110). Taiwan features a particularly wide-ranging programme of events on its combined display (Hall 17, Stand 127). There are demonstrations and workshops on the topics of making silver jewellery, calligraphy and painting china. Visitors can also find traditional handicrafts on the stands of Malaysia (Hall 17, Stand 231-233) and Indonesia (Hall 17, Stand 237).

Opening times and entrances

On Saturday Bazaar Berlin is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Bazaar Berlin is taking place in Halls 11.1, 12, 13, 14.1, 15.1, 16, 17 and 18 on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds. Visitors can now also access the grounds from north entrance (Hall 19) which is next to the east entrance (Hall 14).

About Bazaar Berlin

Launched in 1962 as Partners for Progress, the international consumer exhibition for handicrafts, jewellery, textiles and home accessoires changed its name to Bazaar Berlin in 2014. Every year in November around 40,000 visitors come to the Berlin Exhibition Grounds to purchase exotic articles from around the world, either to keep or to give away as gifts. Last year the new Fair Trade Market made its successful debut. Bazaar Berlin is organised by Messe Berlin GmbH. For more details visit www.bazaar-berlin.de.