We want to show with light art how multifaceted and beautiful life is in a diverse society. How we can all win with mutual respect and appreciation. And how a creative diversity arises from very different ways of living, which always brings forth something new and exciting.
We can only achieve this together with our partners and supporters. They are part of our vision, showing their brand or message as an impressive light art installation on landmarks, monuments or their own company building. This year, the group of partners and sponsors is literally more diverse and colorful than ever before. We have not only curated the artistic productions, but also the selection of sponsors and partners in a special way. This year, it was particularly important to us that they fit in with our leitmotif of diversity. That’s why we took great care to win companies and organizations that are strongly committed to diversity. We are proud that we succeeded in doing just that.
Would you also like to become part of the official festival program as a partner or sponsor? We offer customized concepts and our all-round support for this.
Write to us, send us your initial ideas and questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your contact person is Birgit Zander.
Official Partners 2023
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.
Netflix is one of the world’s leading entertainment services with 238 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, films and games across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can play, pause and resume watching as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, and can change their plans at any time.
As one of the world’s leading consultancies in digitization, cloud and security, we at Accenture see ourselves as change enablers.
We bring technology and human ingenuity together.
With over 732,000 diverse talents, expertise and backgrounds, we are shaping the great transformations of our time for our clients in more than 120 countries.
The 50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop
50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop GSA was founded (in collaboration with legendary American rapper Ice-T) to celebrate everyone who has contributed to Hip-Hop over the last 50 years both in the US and in GSA. 50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop GSA will open HQforty4, Germany’s official hip-hop headquarters in Berlin in October. HQforty4 will offer 50 weeks of diverse programming including concerts, festivals, art exhibitions, & more.
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.
Ambilight TV stands for unique TV enjoyment with Philips TVs. As light that surrounds the TV, Ambilight intensifies the viewing experience while being easy on the eyes. In addition to TVs, the Philips TV & Sound brand offers a comprehensive range of consumer electronics products – from soundbars and headphones to a variety of audio products for the home and on the move.
Zespri™ is based in Mount Maunganui, on the northern of New Zealand’s two main islands. Our mission is to support people, communities and the environment through the benefits of kiwifruit, and to provide healthy and great tasting Zespri™ Green and SunGold™ kiwifruit to consumers worldwide. Our kiwifruit grow on select plantations with fertile, moist, slightly acidic soil and plenty of sun but not too much wind. The company is 100% owned by past and present kiwi growers and currently works with 2800 growers in New Zealand and 1700 from other countries such as Italy and France. As it is always summer and therefore harvest time on one of the halves of the earth, this guarantees the constant top quality of the Zespri™ kiwis throughout the year. The fruits from New Zealand are transported exclusively by ship.
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.
For over 100 years, Eucerin has been conducting dermatological research, developing new active ingredients and innovative formulas. As an expert in dermocosmetics, Eucerin knows: Our skin is much more than just the protective coat of our body, it is connected to our emotional world. Dermatological skin care can change lives. Because if our skin feels better, we feel better. That’s why Eucerin has made maintaining skin health its mission.
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.
Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) is Germany’s largest public transport company. 15,800 employees provide environmentally friendly and modern mobility in the German capital around the clock, 365 days a year. With nine subway lines, 22 streetcar lines, more than 160 bus lines and six ferries, BVG reliably transports several million passengers to their destinations every day. With the intelligent networking of various mobility services and digital offerings, the state-owned company is actively advancing the transportation turnaround in Berlin. The goal is: environmentally friendly and modern mobility for all!
WBM is as diverse as life in the metropolis of Berlin: Around 70,000 Berliners from over 100 nations live in our 33,000 rental apartments. We rent and manage around 300,000 m² of commercial space – more than any other state-owned housing company. As a partner of the state of Berlin, we contribute our real estate expertise to the development of complex neighborhoods of overriding urban significance, such as the Haus der Statistik or the Dragonerareal.
The Humboldt Forum is a new urban quarter in the historic center of Berlin – a place for art, culture, science and education. A place that connects differences. A place with a special history. Reconstructed as a baroque palace on three sides, modern on the fourth facade, four partners have been inviting visitors to exhibitions, events, artistic and gastronomic experiences inside since July 2021.
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.
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.
„We know Berlin.“ In accordance to the motto the Berlin tourism and congress GmbH, which acts under the name visitBerlin, rushes around since 1993 for the tourism and congress metropolis Berlin. With new ideas they accompany visitors and residents through the diversity of Berlin and establish Berlin sustainably as one of the most attractive destinations worldwide.
Taiwan is an island in the Western Pacific and combines the most beautiful sides of Asia on the smallest area and offers breathtaking scenery with impressive gorges, high mountains, rugged coasts and enchanting coral and volcanic islands while in the cities centuries-old traditions merge with the modernity of the 21st century. The island offers a mix of Far Eastern flair, Asian cultures and subtropical nature. Let yourself be enchanted by the heart of Asia!
Zagreb Tourist Board
Zagreb Tourist Board is a destination management organization that brings together stakeholders from the public, private and civil sectors to achieve a shared vision. We continuously strive to create integrated and competitive destination products through various tourism activities and meaningful business cooperation.
World Health Summit
The World Health Summit in Berlin is the unique international strategic forum for global health, bringing together leading international stakeholders from science, politics, private sector, and civil society to set the agenda for a healthier future. The World Health Summit 2023 from October 15-17 takes place under the theme “A Defining Year for Global Health Action”. One occasion making this year special is the World Health Organization’s (WHO) 75th anniversary. As close partners, WHO and WHS work together towards better health and well-being for all.
yeswecan!cer is a non-profit initiative by cancer sufferers for cancer sufferers, which promotes an open and taboo-free approach to the disease. The linchpin of our activities is the free YES!APP, which gives access to a widespread network of affected people as well as to doctors, therapists and experts. Since 2020, yeswecan!cer has organized YES!CON as a hybrid cancer convention.
Since 2009, Tempelhofer Hafen has offered a colorful variety of over 70 stores on two floors. In addition to various shopping and leisure activities, such as billiards or black light mini golf, Tempelhofer Hafen is Berlin’s only shopping center directly on the water. The Tempelhofer Hafen is directly connected to the city by the U6/ U-Ullsteinstraße. We have 40 berths for boats from small to large, from summer to winter season. Here you get everything from shopping experience to relaxation directly in the heart of Tempelhof. My harbor, my center, my neighborhood.
Rathaus Pankow / Rathaus Center Pankow
Since 1999 the Rathaus Center Pankow offers you on three shopping levels about 80 specialty stores, big brands from fashion & technology, literature, food and services. But the Rathaus Center is not only the shopping center of your choice, but much more a place where people from here and everywhere meet, exchange ideas and stroll through the day together. Whether you just need to run a quick errand, do an entire weekend’s shopping, or just want to stroll around, you’ll receive a warm welcome and expert advice here.
LIO Center Lichterfelde East
Built in 2007 and fundamentally remodeled and expanded in 2015, the LIO shopping center, described by customers as “small but nice,” is located in the Berlin district of Steglitz-Zehlendorf in direct connection to the Lichterfelde-Ost S-Bahn station with the S25 and S26 lines. In addition to the excellent integration into Berlin’s public transport system due to its own bus stop directly in front of the center, the district has a direct connection to the highway network and is very well connected for motor vehicle traffic via the radial traffic axes. Almost 300 parking spaces enable visitors to shop in comfort.
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.
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.
Help – Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe
Help – Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe e.V. is an international aid organization based in Bonn. For more than 40 years, Help has been supporting people who are in need as a result of disasters, crises, persecution or other reasons, regardless of their origin, gender or ideology. Following the principle of “assistance towards self-reliance,” Help meets those affected at eye level and empowers them to improve their life situation by their own efforts and thus prepare for future crises. The organization is currently active in over 20 countries, including Ukraine, Syria, Germany, Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Kosovo and Yemen. Help has been awarded the Donation Certificate of the German Donation Council and the Donation Seal of the German Central Institute for Social Issues for its effective and transparent handling of donations.
The multi-media exhibition EXPERIENCE EUROPE is a joint project of the European Parliament and the European Commission in Germany. Situated directly next to the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, visitors can learn about the history and institutions of the EU as well as European politics and legislation at various media stations and in a 360° cinema. Role play games and lectures are also offered for groups and school classes.
We have been insuring people for over 135 years. Our solidarity principle “All for one, one for all!” is the cornerstone of our actions – then and now. Our values are as colorful as the lights at the festival in Berlin, because fairness, caring and solidarity remain our most important cornerstones. We are more than just an insurance company. We are there for you when you need us.
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.
Björn Schulz Foundation
Since 1996, the Björn Schulz Foundation has accompanied and relieved families with children suffering from life-shortening illnesses from the moment of diagnosis. Our comprehensive network of help includes the Sonnenhof, a hospice for children, adolescents and young adults in Berlin Pankow, various outpatient services as well as the aftercare and recreation house Irmengard-Hof at Lake Chiemsee.
A large part of our services is financed by donations.
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.
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.
The VR-Eventfilm was founded in 2020 to bring culture to seniors’ and nursing homes through Virtual Reality during the pandemic and to give people a piece of their quality of life back. In addition to this heartfelt project, we have since developed into a competent service provider for 360° 3D video, photo, and audio productions. An experienced team and excellent technology guarantee results at the highest level.
Media and Cooperation Partners
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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