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Our partners

This year, we want to celebrate freedom with light art – because what better way to celebrate 35 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall? We can only achieve this together with our partners and supporters. They are part of our vision, displaying their brand or message as an impressive light art installation on landmarks, monuments or their own company building.

We have not only curated the artistic productions, but also the selection of sponsors and partners in a special way and are proud and grateful to be able to present them to you here.

 

Would you also like to be part of the official festival program as a partner or sponsor? We offer tailor-made concepts and all-round support.

Write to us, send us your initial ideas and questions: partner@festival-of-lights.de

Your contact person is Birgit Zander.

Official Partners 2024

Potsdamer Platz

Steeped in history, Potsdamer Platz in the centre of the capital marks an important new development after the fall of the Berlin Wall in the middle of Berlin. Here, the symbolic past is linked with the rhythms and needs of today. Potsdamer Platz is constantly evolving, with new visions and the ambition to entertain residents and visitors and offer a dynamic community. Part of this is the newly opened shopping and entertainment destination The Playce, which has been attracting and inspiring visitors with new stores, events and concepts since 15 September 2022. In addition to a diverse range of shops, The Playce also breathes new life into the area with art and culture. Regular events, installations and workshops ensure a contemporary, cross-cultural exchange between young and old. The diverse and in part novel range of restaurants and cafés also attracts many visitors to Potsdamer Platz. The entire district is managed by its owner, the asset manager Brookfield Properties.

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Renault

Official partner of the Festival of Lights 2024.

LEGO

Official partner of the Festival of Lights 2024.

Sparda-Bank Berlin

We – Sparda-Bank Berlin – are putting the East back on the map. The East is home, a point of the compass, a region with cultural characteristics, a region on the rise. The East is our home. We show that being a bank in the East is not just about old clichés. We use the chance to prove ourselves as a bank for the East, and with attractive banking for, with and by people. Sparda-Bank Berlin – Your Bank in the East.

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CUPRA

Official partner of the Festival of Lights 2024.

Wolt

Founded in Helsinki, Wolt is a technology company known for our local commerce platform. Wolt’s mission is to make cities better places for customers, merchants and couriers alike. Wolt’s platform makes it easy for customers to order whatever they need on one app, for merchants to make additional sales, and for couriers to make meaningful earnings flexibly.

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Deutsche Bahn / Mein Einkaufsbahnhof

With around 5,400 stations, DB Station&Service AG is Europe’s leading station operator. In addition to its core business – the development and operation of railroad stations – the business unit combines a wide range of services at and around the station.

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KIDDINX

The Berlin-based entertainment company KIDDINX has made children smile for over 50 years. Brand owned originals such as Benjamin the Elephant, Bibi Blocksberg and Bibi &Tina are brought to life with a wide array of products including music, animated films, podcasts, and many more. Furthermore, KIDDINX has the pleasure of being the licensing agency for Pippi Longstocking, The Smurfs and other well-known brands. KIDDINX has over 1.7 million followers on YouTube, Instagram, TikTok and Facebook.

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Senatsverwaltung für Finanzen

Official partner of the Festival of Lights 2024.

Kleinanzeigen

Official partner of the Festival of Lights 2024.

SAP

In the bustling atmosphere of Germany’s capital, SAP is helping to make new ideas happen. During the Festival of Lights, SAP Labs Berlin harnesses the vibrant energy of Berlin’s ecosystem to showcase the fusion of technology and creativity that’s emblematic of modern Berlin. The exhibition not only illustrates SAP’s role as a pioneer of advanced technologies and solutions, but also pays homage to the creative power of the city. The aim of the artwork is to create a reinterpretation that visualises the impact of AI and technology on the way we work. It symbolises the connection between people and technology in today’s society.

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Handwerkskammer Berlin

As a public corporation, the Berlin Chamber of Skilled Crafts is the first point of contact for more than 29,500 skilled crafts businesses in Berlin. The core tasks of the Chamber of Skilled Crafts include aspects of the sovereign self-administration of the skilled crafts sector – such as training, examinations and maintaining the register of skilled crafts and apprentices – as well as vocational training courses, the promotion of young talent and a wide range of advisory services for business owners, for example on topics such as handing over businesses to future generations.

Caritas

Official partner of the Festival of Lights 2024.

i2030 – Mehr Schiene für Berlin & Brandenburg

Faster, more comfortable, more reliable rail travel: in the “Project i2030 – More Rail for Berlin and Brandenburg” (www.i2030.de), Berlin and Brandenburg, Deutsche Bahn and the VBB are planning to expand regional and suburban rail services in the metropolitan region. Eight railroad corridors and a package of S-Bahn measures have been defined to provide new and better connections for the growing number of passengers. One major project is the revitalization of the Siemensbahn.

visitBerlin

Official partner of the Festival of Lights 2024.

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Illuseum Berlin

At Illuseum we celebrate creativity, community and sustainability. We aim to be inclusive and bring together a variety of cultures, artists and socio-political views and practices. We are committed to combining entertaining illusions with inspiring contemporary art.

St. Hedwig Cathedral

The Saint Hedwig Cathedral on the Bebelplatz is the first Catholic church in Berlin after the Reformation and has been the center of the Archdiocese of Berlin since 1930. This year marks the 250th anniversary of the cathedral. It is currently undergoing a redesign along with the Bernhard Lichtenberg House behind it.

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Fischer & Lustig

Fischer & Lustig – the new restaurant opening in the Nikolaiviertel. Regional fish cuisine with unagitated friendly service. Here you get fish on the table. Traditional local cuisine – but thought out of the box. The fish is fished and harvested exclusively regionally – cooked and served with a lot of experience, love and appreciation. For all fish gourmets, and those who have not yet managed to become one.

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Help – Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe

Help – Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe is an international aid organization based in Bonn. For over 40 years, Help has been helping people in need as a result of disasters, crises, war or persecution. Based on the principle of “helping people to help themselves”, Help meets those affected at eye level and enables them to improve their lives independently and prepare for future crises. The organization is currently active in over 20 countries, including Ukraine, Syria, Germany, Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kosovo, Yemen and the Gaza Strip.

Help has been awarded the German Donations Council’s donation certificate and the German Central Institute for Social Issues’ donation seal for its effective and transparent handling of donations.

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European House

Europe in the heart of Berlin. The free multimedia exhibition EUROPA EXPERIENCE is the flagship of the European House and provides information about the EU in a simple, comprehensive and immersive format and emphasizes the importance of democratic engagement. A special highlight of the exhibition is the 360° cinema, in which visitors can immerse themselves in the world of MEPs and take part in the plenary proceedings in Strasbourg with a panoramic view.

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TV Tower Berlin

With its 368 meters, the Berlin TV Tower is the tallest building in Germany and the second tallest publicly accessible building in Europe. With over 1.2 million visitors annually, the TV Tower on Alexanderplatz is one of Berlin’s most popular attractions. A unique feature is the rotating “Sphere” restaurant, which rotates a full 360 degrees once or twice an hour at a height of 207 meters. The “Sphere Bar” located below can also be reached via two high-speed elevators (6 meters per second). The TV Tower is open 363 days a year and currently from 9 am to 11 pm.

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SGB Sicherheitsgruppe Berlin AG

Security-Partner of Festival of Lights 2023

The SGB Sicherheitsgruppe Berlin AG was founded in 1999 and has been providing security services nationwide in Germany and Austria for 24 years.

“Made in Berlin” and with the mission of “Security with Competence Nationwide Since 1999,” the founders have successfully established the SGB AG brand in all federal states. This security service understands its customers. Currently, SGB AG employs approximately 250 employees in Berlin and Brandenburg. In addition to these employees, about 10 apprentices are hired annually.

Especially as a personnel service provider, people are the most valuable asset. With SGB AG, you have chosen a strong partner.

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TINY SPACES

TINY SPACE is a brand of JSJ Tiny Life GmbH. The company, headquartered in Berlin, was founded in 2022 by Moritz Jüdes, Hans-Gert Stuke, and Tim Jaudszims. A TINY SPACE is a mobile meeting space. This space is a wooden-built tiny house on wheels, complete with professional meeting and work equipment.

TINY SPACES can be rented individually or as a fleet for days, weeks, or months, making them suitable as a temporary addition for trade shows, conferences, businesses, and institutions.

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Media and Cooperation Partners

104.6 RTL

The best-known and oldest broadcast by 104.6 RTL is the morning show “Arno und die Morgencrew”. In contrast to the rest of the programme, the programme has a comparatively high proportion of words, consisting mainly of comedy content. In addition, there are news programmes that are broadcast every half hour. Traffic reports and weather reports are rebroadcast every 10 minutes in the morning. The early morning programme has been moderated by Arno Müller, who is also the programme director of the channel, since the start of the programme. In 2014 and 2016, “Arno und die Morgencrew” was awarded the German Radio Prize for the best morning programme in Germany.

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DFMG Deutsche Funkturm GmbH

Deutsche Funkturm plays a key role in expanding the infrastructures for German mobile communications providers, broadcasting stations, operators of microwave links, and the radio networks of public authorities and other institutions. The company was founded in 2002, is part of the Deutsche Telekom Group and operates a portfolio of around 32,800 radio sites. Deutsche Funkturm has a presence throughout Germany and is headquartered in Münster.

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Staatsoper Unter den Linden

The Staatsoper Unter den Linden can look back on an almost 280-year-old eventful history. The magnificent opera house in the heart of Berlin, following its renovation completed in 2017, boasts significantly improved acoustics and state-of-the-art stage technology. Visitors can enjoy a wide repertoire of operas and concerts featuring top-notch conductors and internationally renowned singers and soloists. On the stage, the repertoire spans from Baroque opera in historically informed performance practice to key works of classical, romantic, and modern opera literature, as well as premieres and exciting piece developments that explore alternative and experimental forms of music theater.

The unique artistic tradition of the Staatsoper has been shaped by personalities such as Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Richard Strauss, Erich Kleiber, Otto Klemperer, and Otmar Suitner. The State Orchestra Berlin, in existence for over 450 years, has been closely associated with the institution since its inception. For more than three decades, from 1992 to 2023, Daniel Barenboim served as the General Music Director, ensuring an excellent musical standard. In 2024, Christian Thielemann will succeed him in this role.

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Friends of Berlin e.V.

Friends of Berlin connects Berliners and Berlin friends, artists and art sponsors from all over the world. Together they create a platform to bring innovative ideas and formats to Berlin, which inspire and invite to a visit to Berlin. The focus is on art and intercultural exchange, on supporting artists and international art projects.

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Hotel Partners

ARCOTEL John F

In the heart of Berlin, just a 5-minute walk from the Museum Island and the historic boulevard Unter den Linden, the unusual ARCOTEL John F. welcomes you. Immerse yourself in the Berlin cosmos and experience the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS up close. All highlights of the festival can be reached very well on foot and by public transport. After the stroll you can end the day very relaxed with a drink in our TOWN BAR. A meeting place reminiscent of the golden America of long ago.

Werderscher Markt 11, 10117 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0) 30 4050460

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Hotel de Rome

Located in the heart of the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS, at the historical Bebelplatz is the 5 star Hotel de Rome. Built in 1889 as the headquarter of Dresdner Bank the Hotel is closely linked to the history of Berlin and convinces with its historic charm. Surrounded by this year’s festival highlights also the house itself will be illuminated and become part of the festival.

Behrenstraße 37, 10117 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0)30 4606090

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Ritz-Carlton

Located in the heart of the city, The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin welcomes guests to a unique setting and outstanding service of the highest standard. With their exclusive design, the 303 rooms and suites combine stylish Art Deco elements with a modern touch, evoking the glamorous esprit of Berlin in the Golden Twenties. Guests can look forward to versatile culinary experiences: POTS serves modern German cuisine, and the elegant lounge treats guests to premium teas and an exclusive Afternoon Tea. The Curtain Club is one of the city’s most popular bars and rounds out the culinary offerings.

Potsdamer Straße 3, 10785 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0)30 33 777 6020

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Hotel Adlon Kempinski

THE HOTEL ADLON KEMPINSKI – A LIVING LEGEND IN THE HEART OF BERLIN: In the heart of Berlin, directly at the Brandenburg Gate, and only a few steps away from the government district, you will find the legendary Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin. Only shortly after reopening in 1997, the Adlon Kempinski was quickly known as Berlin’s most famous hotel, captivating guests with its unique history, outstanding location and unsurpassed service.

Unter den Linden 77, 10117 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0)30 22610

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Relexa Hotel Berlin

Experience individuality and passion in the heart of Berlin!

The harmonious ambience of the hotel areas has a Mediterranean lightness that quickly makes you forget the hustle and bustle of the big city. See for yourself. And enjoy the friendly and uncomplicated service that is always there when you need it.

Anhalter Str. 8, 10963 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0) 30 264830

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Scandic Hotel Berlin

Hej, we are Scandic Hotels and the largest Nordic hotel company with a network of more than 280 hotels with around 58,000 hotel rooms in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Germany and Poland. Feeling like you’re at home with friends while traveling? That’s possible at the hyggeligen hotels on Kurfürstendamm and Potsdamer Platz. Not only will your time away be remembered for a long time, but together we are doing good for people and the environment – and have been doing so since 1993. Visit us online or directly on site, we look forward to seeing you!

Augsburger Straße 5, 10789 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0)30 212 42 0

Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10785 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0)30 7007790

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Lulu Guldsmeden Hotel Berlin

Lulu Guldsmeden is our eco-minded 4-star hotel located between Berlin’s trendy neighborhoods, Tiergarten and the upcoming Schöneberg. Lulu Guldsmeden features a unique combination of contemporary design, Nordic sleekness, and Balinese spirit. It’s the perfect urban refuge for families, solo travelers, couples, and neighbors looking for a personal experience in a genuinely cosy environment.

The hotel offers 81 well-appointed rooms, including magical suites with four-poster beds and swings, adding a touch of whimsy for guests of all ages.

Potsdamer Straße 67, 10785 Berlin
Telefon:+49 (0) 3025558720

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Previous partners of the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS (since 2005)