Lights of Freedom: October 11th – 20th, 2019


In October 2019 our big anniversary festival will take place: 15 years of FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS in Berlin!

The motto: Lights of Freedom. Also because of the occasion of the “30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall” in 2019, our festival makes FREEDOM the guiding theme! We stage famous landmarks, buildings and squares of Berlin, from the Brandenburg Gate to the TV Tower. In addition many other buildings and squares of the city will be illuminated. For 10 nights, the capital will become the largest open air gallery in the world! We look forward seeing you!

In this special anniversary edition we offer our cooperation and advertising partners very special and diverse opportunities and new ideas for an emotional brand or theme presentation.

You want to know more about it? Then please send us an email to

Your contact person is Birgit Zander.

A special thank you to our Presenter and strategic Partner:

All Festival Partners 2018:


In the sector of sustainable energy, E.ON counts to the worldwide leading companies. Around 33 million clients obtain electricity and gas from E.ON. Within the partnership the 3rd FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS Mapping competition takes place under the motto “Creating Tomorrow”.

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Festival of Lights - proudly owned, managed and produced by:

Zander & Partner

Zander & Partner Event-Marketing is an international working agency for live communication. With specialisation for city and tourism marketing, story telling, content marketing as well as conceptual design and implementation of festivals, especially 3D video mappings with content development. Since its foundation as event agency in 1992 the expertise of Zander & Partner Event-Marketing improved further with productions in cities, quarters and for trades. Our heart beats for Berlin. Light and music are our subjects. We are proud to be initiator and producer of the Berlin Festival of Lights since 2005 and take the light from Berlin around the world to other cities and metropolises.Wir sind stolz, seit 2005 Initiator und Produzent des Berlin Festival of Lights zu sein und tragen jetzt das Licht von Berlin aus um die Welt auch in andere Städte und Metropolen.

Potsdamer Platz

The “Potsdamer Platz” is placed in the city center and marks a junction between the quarters “Mitte” and “Tiergarten”. The space borders to “Leipziger Platz” at the east and is situated between the eastern inner city and the new western part of Berlin. Until the end of the second world war “Potsdamer Platz” belonged to the most frequented places of Europe. Already in 1924 one of the first traffic lights was build up there which still is there to be found. This place is the attraction of Berlin.


The Walt Disney Company (TWDC) ist, gemeinsam mit ihren Tochtergesellschaften, ein international führendes, breit aufgestelltes Medien- und Familienunterhaltungsunternehmen. Disney ist führend im Filmverleih mit Erfolgen wie „Die Eiskönigin – Völlig Unverfroren“ und „Avengers: Infinity War“, zu den aktuellen und kommenden Kinoreleases gehören unter anderem „Die Unglaublichen 2“ und „Lion King“. Micky Maus, der in diesem Jahr sein 90. Jubiläum feiert, gilt als Wahrzeichen der gesamten Walt Disney Company.

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Philips TV

What if you didn’t just watch TV, but felt it? With a Philips Ambilight TV, intelligent LEDs cast on-screen colours onto the walls, and into the room, in real time. Your screen will seem bigger, every moment will feel closer, and music gets a light show.

Israel Tourism

The state Israel is having its 70th independence day and want to celebrate that with guests during the Festival of Lights. A video mapping on the facade of the Zeughaus will present israeli art and culture from 70 years. You can enjoy a journey through the architecture, culture and landmarks of this special country.

Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund

During the festival period of 10 days there will be integrated 10 Emojis in the motif. They tell stories from the company and give information about the DRV as an employer. Every day one Emoji will be highlighted and mentioned in an Instagram story. You can find more information on facebook and on the DRV Bund microsite about the DRV Bund and its light installation during Festival of Lights. • Instagram: @instazubis #mehrdahinter • Facebook: Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund Karriere • Mehr Infos:


The rbb is a partner of the Festival of Lights since many years. This year a part of the facade will be illuminated with a street art motif. In addition, the rbb will be part of the Night of the open doors and will give all festival visitors an insight into the studio on the 6th of October.


A special event is happening during the night of the open studios. Again this year, the ZDF-Hauptstadtstudio is part of the Festival of Lights. On saturday, 6th of October between 6 pm and midnight you can learn more about the connection between TV and light. The motto is "One week at the ZDF-Hauptstadtstudio" and the presenters and managing editors of the shows "Berlin direkt", "Maybrit Illner", "aspekte", "Literarisches Quartett", the daily shows "ZDF-Morgenmagazin" and "Frontal 21".

Spielbank Berlin

The Spielbank Berlin has four locations in Berlin. Our flagship house is at Potsdamer Platz. It includes slot machines, a poker floor which is the biggest poker offer in Germany, the Casino Royal where our Croupiers welcome you at the Roulette and Black Jack tables. Furthermore, we have a event location called Sternberg. Regularly events take place here.


Discover the LUMAS quality photo art very close. The concept behind LUMAS is "The liberation of Art" - the democratization of art through affordable prices, The idea was born in an antiques market in New York. We want that every art enthusiast can afford premium art photography. This is why you can buy exclusive originals in limited circulation and different formats. Get inspired by the exciting world of photography! Enjoy in our galeries and online hand picked art of established artists and newcomer.


The POLIS Real Estate AG was founded 20 years ago. We are buying offices and business premises in the most important locations for our own portfolio in Germany. We modernise or revitalise and manage those. POLIS is creating individual and modern utilization concepts for leaseholders and invest in a high level standard of the rental space and buildings and in the digitalisation.

Technische Universität Berlin

Erstmals beteiligt sich die TU Berlin mit einem der höchsten Gebäude Berlins am Festival of Lights. Mikroskopische Strukturen aus den Laboren der Universität strahlen über Berlin und wissenschaftliche Daten aus der Proteinforschung machen ein spannendes Detail aus der Fotosynthese sichtbar. lab:present, ein Projekt für Wissenschaftskommunikation an der TU Berlin möchte Sie mit seinen Partnern aus Kunst und Wissenschaft einladen, mehr über die Elemente des Lebens zu erfahren.

Deutsche Funkturm

The “Deutsche Funkturm” is part of the german Telekom group, where it concentrates all its activities around radio stations. Roofs, poles and towers are used as radio stations. “Deutsche Funkturm” aquires, plans, realizes, runs and markets with over 700 employees 27.000 radio stations for all mobile communications, directional radio and broadcasting.

Kondor Wessels

As a partner, ideas provider and pioneer Kondor Wessels became an important player in the field of construction in more than 25 years. The company is unifying project planning, development and execution and is realising 42 real estate projects at the moment. Around 350 employees are working for Kondor Wessels.


Since nearly 100 years the family-owned business Rausch stands for experience, care and innovation for the production of high quality and excellent chocolate. The basic values of the old-established business never made compromises regarding quality or sustainability. Managing director Robert Rausch runs the company, toghether with his father Jürgen Rausch, in the 5th generation now.

Embassy of the Republic of Singapore

The embassy of the Republic of Singapore in Berlin supported actively over many years the varied exchange between Germany and Singapore. Since 2015 the embassy takes part in the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS. This year the embassy announced an international competition in collaboration with the the management of the festival.

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Amerikanische Botschaft

Also in the 14th edition of Festival of Lights the Embassy of the United States of America is participating with a projection on the backside of the building. The embassy is taking part for the 9th time in a row and became a long term partnership located between Potsdamer Platz and the Brandenburg Gate.

Canadian Embassy

For the first time the Canadian Embassy is a partner at the Festival of Lights 2018. As part of the festivities of the 20th birthday of the Potsdamer Platz during the Festival of Lights the Candian Embassy is celebrating its festival premier.

Ritz Carlton

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. sets the gold standard in luxury hospitality worldwide. Service perfected over a century, our hotels and resorts tell their own unique stories in desirable destinations around the world. At each hotel, luxury comes with a distinctly local touch, whether your journey brings you to a bustling city center hotel or an exclusive, tucked-away resort. Welcome to a world of unique opportunities and refined tastes. Now everything you have come to appreciate about The Ritz-Carlton will be raised to new heights of increasingly remarkable experiences. Book, earn and redeem across 6,700 hotels. New benefits, one combined program.

Hotel de Rome

The Hotel de Rome celebrated its 10th anniversary this year! It belongs to the Rocco Forte group and with its own individual style it reflects the authentic character of the city. The love to the detail makes the steadily growing familiy-owned business to a hotel, which welcomes their guests in a naturally warm-hearted way.

Museum & Location

You have the occasion and we have the location! Celebrate, hold a meeting or have lunch in the state museums of Berlin. If you thik about the museums in Berlin you may think about the Museumsinsel, the Pergamonmuseum or the breasts of Nofretete. You may als think about the state museums. Those three museum are a part of them.

Many thanks to visitBerlin for the outstanding cooperation:


„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.

Friends of Berlin International e.V.

In the last year the association "Friends of Berlin International e.V." presented a little highlight on the Bode-Museum. Ten art works from the New York MoMa were projected on the facade of the museum. This year the association is again presenting a projection another architectural juwel at the Museuminsel.

Zigong Haitian Culture Co.,Ltd

Haitian Culture is the king manufacturer and global operator of lantern festival which combines the traditional Chinese lantern workmanship with modern lights and features grand scale and story telling. During the 20 years' development, Haitian Culture has cooperated with famous international businesses brand such as Disney, Dreamworks. Hundreds of millions people were attracted by these family friendly night tour event all over the world. The Chinese lanterns are celebrating german premier during the Festival of Lights with the support of Chinese Culture Center.

Berlin Cathedral

This year the north side of the Berlin Cathedral is projected by a special staging of the facade for the first time.

MICHELI Assekuranz Kontor e.K.

The “MICHELI Assekuranz Kontor e.K.” is a reliable partner for insurance and provisions. They are by your side for qualified and understandable consultation. With many years of experience the team offers comprehensive care and fast claims settlement. They take a big selection of insurance- and provision-solutions in private and commercial sector for granted.


The Zentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin (ZLB) is a public library. With more than 3,4 million media its the biggest public library in Germany and the most visited culture and education institute in Berlin. It has two locations, the Amerika-Gedenkbibliothek in Kreuzberg and the Berliner Stadtbibliothek in Mitte.

Berliner Zeitung

Die Berliner Zeitung veröffentlicht, was Hauptstädter und Brandenburger wissen müssen. Berlins größte Abonnement-Zeitung informiert täglich 325.000 Leser. Ihre Redakteure liefern kompetente Analysen, wichtige Hintergründe und sorgfältig recherchierte Reportagen. Nachrichten aus den Ressorts Politik, Wirtschaft, Sport, Panorama, Kultur, Wissen, Digital, Gesundheit, Auto, Reise und Karriere werden seriös, spannend und lesernah aufbereitet. Der Kulturkalender bietet Berichte und Termine aus den Rubriken Film, Kunst, Musik und Bühne auf einen Blick.

Embassy of India

The Embassy of India, Berlin invites you to get a glimpse of the life of Mahatma Gandhi due to his 150th birthday. Large visual projections can be viewed from the Spreeufer at Nikolaiviertel, Bronze Sculptor of St. George (Propststraße 8, 10178 Berlin) on the 2nd and 3rd of October 2018 from 7:30 pm to 11 pm.


Optimahl is one of the biggest and experienced event caterer and stands for unforgettable catering service since 1994. Turn your event into an experience and enjoy from the beginning until the end. With love for cooking and love to the detail we are focusing on individual catering in Berlin and Germany.


The Askania Werke AG was established in 1871 as Bambergwerke in Linienstraße 185 (close to Hackesche Höfe) and renamed in 1912 to Askania Werke AG. 2004 a legally independent Askania AG was founded, which produces mechanic watches, especially pilot watches, on the basis of historical patterns. Recently they produce writing implements under the naming flight recorder, too.


Stephy Beck is supporting national and international clients in the middle and premium segment. Her digital agency is helping companies to position themselves in an ideal way. Being an innovative agency with offices in north and south of Germany her team is satisfying clients with newest technology and creative execution. Stephy and her team supported Festival of Lights during the process of online positioning and online presentation as a reliable partner.

Hotel Partners 2018:

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 Telefon: +49 (0)30 4606090

Ritz Carlton

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. sets the gold standard in luxury hospitality worldwide. Service perfected over a century, our hotels and resorts tell their own unique stories in desirable destinations around the world. At each hotel, luxury comes with a distinctly local touch, whether your journey brings you to a bustling city center hotel or an exclusive, tucked-away resort. Welcome to a world of unique opportunities and refined tastes. Now everything you have come to appreciate about The Ritz-Carlton will be raised to new heights of increasingly remarkable experiences. Book, earn and redeem across 6,700 hotels. New benefits, one combined program.

Relexa Hotel Berlin

In the relexa hotel you spend the nights in the center of the city close to the Potsdamer Platz and Checkpoint Charlie. The distance to the international congress center (ICC Berlin) is 11 kilometers, 25 minutes by taxi or public transport. The hotel has two restaurants with international cooking at the ground floor and a souterrain. Breakfast is served between 6.30 and 10.30 am, if the weather is good you can also sit outside in the inner courtyard. There is a great varied breakfast buffet with different bakery products, juices, spreads, homemade jam, cheese, sliced sausages, hearty warm dishes and many more.

Radisson Blu

Iconic, stylish and sophisticated, Radisson Blu creates excitingly individual hotels for individual minds. We delight our travel savvy, modern guests with a genuine, inviting ambiance. We create excitement with our stunning, leading edge design. And we strive to engage each and every guest through our innovative and very relevant range of holistic facilities and services, including fast Free Internet. We’ve packaged it all neatly together, with our unique Yes I Can!SM service ethos and our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

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LightSeeing Partners 2018:


BEX - a Berlin institution. The coach and bus company Bayern Express & P. Kühn Berlin GmbH (BEX) has been very successful in coach and bus charter for over 60 years. Our light gray charter coaches and yellow sightseeing buses are always present on the streets of Berlin and have become a synonym for comfortable coach journeys at fair rates. Of course we are also active throughout Germany and all over Europe.

Limousine 030

If its the transfer from to the berliner airports Tegel or Schönefeld, a wedding with an elegant car, a relaxing city tour with sightseeing, a crazy bachelor party or a special birthday: the perfect limousine, US cars and stretch limousines you find at Limousine 030.


BikeTaxi is with more than 50 modern bike cycle rickshaws Germany's biggest bike taxi company. The company was founded in 2002 and has its head office in Berlin. The cabins of the vehicles can be used for promotion by promoting partners. They can be used for any kind of event or promotion. More than the half of them have a little and quite electric engine. All vehicles are insured and have all the necessary papers.


Why you shouldn't be able to enjoy your spare time with unique experiences? We invite you to experience a retrospective. In our elegant ElectroCarriages we will bring you around the city and in to the green. Discover the most beautiful locations in the world with our private tours from a different perspective and with slow movement. We are proud to show you around.

Top Tour Sightseeing

Discover Berlin by bus with 21 stops at the most beautiful sightseeings. You can hop on and off every 15 minutes at different station and enjoy a smooth connection on your discovery tour through Berlin. Daily from 9:15 am, from 12€. 15 languages via headphone.

Reederei Riedel

The Reederei Riedel GmbH is looking back at a long and proud business history. At present the Reederei Riedel GmbH is the second largest passenger shipping company of Berlin and at the same time Germany’s most sustainable and cleanest one. Our fleet includes 16 passenger ships, where our guests’ everyday have the opportunity to explore Berlin from the waterside by boat ~ food and beverages are always available aboard, since each of our ships possesses an onboard kitchen.

Air Service Berlin

The Pilots of air service Berlin are excited to take off with Berlinfans and tourists from all over the world. Either with our significant red helicopter or with our spectacular balloon at check point Charlie, those fascinating high flights will be unforgettable moments. The Helicopter flights lead either directly to the city center of Berlin, show a beautiful view thru the skyline of Berlin or lead to the very east of Berlin until the awesome brandenburgian Straußberg.

Technics and Production Partners 2018:

Spreebogen | Berliner Festspiele | Sanofi | BMB-Gruppe | Grün Berlin | Fotokasten | Spreebogen | St. Hedwigs-Kathedrale | Notes of Berlin | BIM | Humboldt Universität | Bezirksamt Lichtenberg | Bezirksamt Marzahn-Hellersdorf | St. Marienkirche | Staatsoper | Kulturspäti | ESMT | Berlin Sehenswert | Decathlon

Our partners from the past years you find in our Partner History.