This year we continued our tradition to open the doors of the city.
Exciting places in a new light
The Open Night offered visitors the possibility to discover exciting places, institutions and buildings outside of the usual opening hours. All part taking institutions opened their doors 8th October 2016 between 7 pm and 12 am. Every host presented an individual program about the topic light.
A special offer waited for the quests of the Open Night. Also in this year the ZDF Hauptstadtstudio took part at the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS. The ZDF atrium was illuminated differently during this time. Diversified light effects were programmed between 6 and 11 pm inside the courtyard, which gave the visitors an impression of the possibilities of modern light technique. Especially during the Open Night Saturday, 8th October between 6 pm and 12 am the visitors discovered the connections between TV and light. Every 30 minutes Benjamin Stöwe, ZDF-mo:ma weather presenter, welcomed the visitors backstage of the “ZDF-Morgenmagazin”, explained the show in front and behind the cameras and answered every question. Colleagues from the cameras, lighting control board and motion picture directions supported him. They talked about their daily work and answered questions about the production of TV shows.
In the atrium were more possibilities to get information – and of course the visitors were able to take popular ZDF-souvenirs or a photo with the Mainzelmännchen home.
Unter den Linden 36-38
RBB Fernsehzentrum 9.30 to 11.30 pm
After registration rubbernecks could have a look behind the rbb scenery between 9 and 11.30 pm with the ambience of the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS. The tours started every full and half hour and lasted 60 minutes.
The visitors could discover shaded central control rooms and illuminated studios, which you usually know from screen: the daily working place of the presenters of the evening show. Also editorial processes from topic finding to the show, the studio technique from Blue Box to teleprompter impressed the guests. Part of the tour was also a breathtaking lightshow in our multifunctional television studio A.
Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg – RBB Fernsehzentrum
Admission free! Please register online as the number of participants is restricted: 030 97993 12497 (Mon to Fri, 9 am to 4 pm)
Studios Berliner Union-Film GmbH
Berliner Union-Film GmbH belongs to the leading studios and technical media service provider not far from the famous airport Tempelhof. Rich on history and tradition the Berliner Union-Film premises are modernized and operate increasingly international. The area was constructed 1912 and engaged in the past 100 years to an important film and television production. Not only with the TV Show Circus HalliGalli (Florida TV / EndemolShine GmbH) they gained a big partner, but also smaller projects are realized on the premises.
Saturday the visitors could take part at a guide through the television studio of the awarded TV Show Circus HalliGalli.
5 tours á 35 min. – registration under www.eventbrite.de
Schedule of the Circus HalliGalli tours:
7.15 pm, 8.15 pm, 9.15 pm, 10.15 pm and 11.15 pm
Berliner Union-Film premises:
smart electric symphony
DJ Chris Bekker and smart electrify with a musical Tesla coil installation and produced a unique show event at the premises of Berliner Union-Film.
Schedule of the smart installation:
7.15 pm, 8.55 pm, 9.55 pm, 10.55 pm and 11.55 pm
Berliner Union-Film premises:
Forget the fever of the city and relax in an urban spa in the middle of Berlin. The centerpiece of the Liquidrom is the dome hall with a warm salt water pool and underwater music. For the Festival of Lights Open Night 8th October 2016 colors and light illuminations connected with gentle sounds from DJane Maora Planet Orfea (Water & Sound Vibration Therapy).
Furthermore, the Liquidrom blazed in candle light and special infusions like honey or coffee peelings were on offer.
*regular entry fees of the Liquidrom apply
Atelier Senftenberger Ring 24
For the Open Night thestudio flat (Senftenberger Ring 24) was open. Visitors enjoyed a breathtaking panoramic view over the Märkisches Viertel.
Senftenberger Ring 24