presented by

The Climate Pledge


Emotional brand messages


CREATING TOMORROW is the motto of the 17th FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS Berlin in the fall of 2021. This year, we would again like to create something unique in the combination of light and art, to look forward with confidence. Light connects, light speaks all languages and sends people positive impulses and energy.

But innovation doesn’t happen on its own, it takes partners and supporters. Become a partner or sponsor, be part of our vision. Show your brand or message as an impressive light art installation on landmarks, monuments or your own company building. We offer customized concepts and our all-round support for this.

Good to know: In the 2020 festival period, a light post went out into the world every 6 seconds via social networks. The reach of all media activities was around 857 million people.

Would you like to be part of the official festival program as a partner or sponsor? Write to us, send us your first ideas and questions:

Your contact person is Birgit Zander

A special thank you to our Presenting Sponsor:

Festival Partners 2020:

The Climate Pledge

#ChallengeAccepted The climate crisis is a shared responsibility of society, politics, and businesses. In 2019, Amazon and Global Optimism co-founded The Climate Pledge—a commitment to be net-zero carbon by 2040. Already more than 100 global companies have accepted the challenge: Together we strive to reach the goals of the Paris Agreement 10 years early. For more information visit:

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

Zander & Partner

Zander & Partner Event-Marketing is an international agency for live communication. Since its founding as an event agency in 1992, Zander & Partner Event-Marketing has continued to develop its expertise in the staging of cities, districts and brands. Our heart beats for Berlin. We are proud to have been the initiator and producer of the Berlin Festival of Lights since 2005 and now carry the light from Berlin around the world to other cities and metropolises.

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Berliner Bahnhöfe DB – Mein Einkaufsbahnhof

Enjoying culture, feeling good and shopping - About Mein_EinkaufsBahnhof With the brand "Mein_EinkaufsBahnhof" (My_ShoppingStation), numerous attractive stores at around 80 German train stations invite visitors to stroll, shop, feast, see and be seen 365 days a year. With its wide range of stores, the station is not just a travel center, but also an attractive all-round provider and practical shopping opportunity before and after the journey - in keeping with the motto "Mein_EinkaufsBahnhof - Immer für mich da" (My_ShoppingStation - Always there for me). As our cooperation with Zander&Partner shows, the stations also offer a wide range of culture and experiences. The concept of the modern train station has changed fundamentally over the years. Increasingly, shopping stations are developing into places where visitors feel completely at ease and experience relaxing moments in their otherwise hectic everyday lives. Unique exhibitions and all kinds of varied events provide a comprehensive program of experiences and a stimulating ambience throughout the year. At Einkaufsbahnhof, each of the 20 million visitors per day throughout Germany will find an extraordinary mix of shopping and enjoyment. We are currently supporting our station stores during this difficult time with our #immerfuermichda campaign. Help out and check out and Instagram #immerfürmichda. The numerous shops in the shopping stations Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Berlin Ostbahnhof also invite you to shop, enjoy yourself, stroll and feel good during the whole ten days. With their multifaceted mix of industries, Berlin’s railway stations are not only a tourist centre, but also attractive all-round suppliers and convenient shopping facilities before and after the trip on 365 days a year – according to the motto “My Shopping Station – Always there for me"

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Potsdamer Platz

Potsdamer Platz is one of the most urban districts in the heart of Berlin. With its spectacular architecture, the district offers a fascinating backdrop for the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS. Potsdamer Platz combines the history, culture, and economic diversity of Berlin with entertainment and events. The area attracts more than 110,000 visitors every day.

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Sony music entertainment

At Sony Music Entertainment, we fuel the creative journey. We’ve played a pioneering role in music history, from the first-ever music label to the invention of the flat disc record. We’ve nurtured some of music’s most iconic artists and produced some of the most influential recordings of all time. Today, we work in more than 60 countries, supporting a diverse roster of international superstars, developing and independent artists, and visionary creators. From our position at the intersection of music, entertainment, and technology, we bring imagination and expertise to the newest products and platforms, embrace new business models, employ breakthrough tools, and provide powerful insights that help our artists push creative boundaries and reach new audiences. In everything we do, we’re committed to artistic integrity, transparency, and entrepreneurship. Sony Music Entertainment is a member of the Sony family of global companies. Learn more about our artists, creators, and labels here.

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NYX Professional Make Up

NYX Professional Makeup is above all one thing: colorful, loud and passionate! The LA-based makeup brand stands for equality and diversity with its colorful personality. With the brand purpose "Proud Allies for All" NYX Professional Makeup is committed to a global network of allied allies, so that everyone gets the support they need. "Ally" means a person who supports the LGBTQIA+ community and stands up for them at all times.

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Stromnetz Berlin

As the capital's network operator, Stromnetz Berlin supplies around 2.4 million household and commercial customers with energy. With a distribution network of over 35,000 km, the company ensures a secure and reliable power supply for Berlin. To support the city in the energy transition, Stromnetz Berlin is already working on innovative smart grid solutions for tomorrow's intelligent energy supply.

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WBM Wohnungsbaugesellschaft Berlin-Mitte mbH, is the housing company for urban Berlin and stands for high-quality portfolio and urban development in dialogue. We operate the portfolios entrusted to us and our projects responsibly and develop sustainable, contemporary, complex quarters of housing and commerce together with the urban community. We create space for a diverse, livable Berlin. For decades, we have offered tens of thousands of Berliners a home and space for diverse ideas in the middle of the neighborhood, in the middle of the countryside and in the middle of Mitte. Our prime locations range from Boxhagener Platz in Friedrichshain and Oranienstrasse in Kreuzberg to Gendarmenmarkt in Mitte and Wasserstadt Oberhavel in Spandau. Our portfolio comprises almost 32,000 rental apartments and commercial space of more than 296,000 square meters. We are the state-owned housing association with the highest proportion of commercial space.

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Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund

The Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund is one of the largest employers in Berlin. More than 24,300 employees are always committed to the legal task and accompany employees from the beginning of their working life to retirement age, without self-interest. The largest pension insurance provider in Germany is a service provider on behalf of the state for around 33 million insured persons and pensioners.

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At Pfizer, around 25,000 researchers work on medical progress. They research and develop new therapies to protect people from diseases, to cure them or to enable them to live well even with serious illnesses. Just as many colleagues work to ensure that the molecules in the laboratories become tablets, capsules, infusions and injections that reliably reach patients. They are all united by their daily work on one central goal, and that is: "Breakthroughs that change patients' lives".

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The Walt Disney Company has reached people in more than 133 countries for more than 80 years, with the mission to entertain, inform and inspire through unparalleled stories. Disney strives to bring extraordinary entertainment experiences to people around the world, authentic, unforgettable stories and experiences as well as products to capture the imagination of generations. In addition to being a responsible company, Disney is committed to providing comfort to those in need and creating opportunities for those who want to make their world a better place. Disney uses the power of its brand, as well as its beloved characters, to create moments that inspire and encourage.

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Microsoft is the world's leading producer of standard software, services and solutions. Our mission is to empower every person and every business on the planet to achieve more. Security and reliability, innovation and integration, and openness and interoperability are at the heart of the development of all Microsoft products. Here: there is an overview of the company with the Microsoft Fast Facts. More information about Microsoft Berlin can be found here:

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The integrated overall research programme of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure comprises various individual programmes and larger innovative individual projects. The BMVI's departmental research covers all areas of mobility and transport. In order to secure sustainable energy supplies, the BMVI is also heavily involved in the "National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Innovation Programme".

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The Federal Press Office informs citizens as well as newspapers and radios about important information from the government. In addition, the Press Office is collecting political news from all over the world for the Federal Government. The Office currently has 450 employees.

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The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development is committed to combating poverty, promoting peace, freedom, democracy and human rights, and preserving the environment and natural resources. The current focus is on close cooperation with Africa. This year's projection motifs illustrate the goal of shaping globalisation fairly - for Germany, for Europe and worldwide.

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The Federal Ministry of Finance is creating tomorrow with a budgetary and fiscal policy geared towards the future – to ensure that Germany gets through tough times in good shape. That’s why the façades of the Finance Ministry are being illuminated with its goals: a commitment to fair taxation, providing financing for climate action and working to enhance cohesion in Europe. The ministry also steers Germany’s investments to help build the future. Such investments include the coronavirus assistance programmes: these are the most comprehensive financial aid measures in the history of the Federal Republic of Germany, and they are stabilising the economy, helping German citizens weather the crisis and strengthening the health care system.

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European Commission

The European Commission is the executive branch of the European Union. It promotes the general interests of the Union and proposes new legislation to the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union. It ensures, with the Court of Justice of the European Union, the enforcement of EU law, it manages the EU budget and represents the EU externally. The Commission is led by a group of 27 Commissioners (including the President), known as the "College". Together they take decisions on the political and strategic direction of the Commission. A new College is appointed every 5 years.

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Federal Foreign Office

The Federal Foreign Office, with its offices in Berlin and Bonn and its network of around 230 missions abroad, cultivates Germany's relations with other states and with intergovernmental and supranational organisations. This is not just a matter of political contacts between governments and parliaments. Germany and its society are increasingly networked internationally. The Federal Foreign Office therefore promotes an intensive exchange with the world in business, culture, science and technology, the environment, development issues and many other areas.

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European Parliament

The European Parliament is an important forum for political debate in the EU and is significantly involved in EU legislation. Members of the European Parliament are directly elected by the EU population every five years and thus represent the interests of citizens in the European decision-making process. The European Parliament also ensures that the work of the other EU institutions follows democratic principles.

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Embassy of Italy in Germany, in Berlin

For the first time this year, the Embassy of Italy in Germany is part of the Festival of Lights. A video installation dedicated to the Poet Dante Alighieri on the occasion of the 700th anniversary of his death will illuminate the facade of the neoclassical Palazzo on Tiergartenstraße.

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US Embassy

Also in the 17th 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 11th time in a row and became a long term partnership located between Potsdamer Platz and the Brandenburg Gate.

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Embassy of Canada to Germany

Located in the heart of Berlin at Leipziger Platz, where the Wall once divided the city, the Embassy of Canada is a powerful symbol of the close ties between Canada and Germany – two strong, vibrant democracies. Our participation in this year’s Festival of Lights showcases our role as Guest of Honour at the 2021 Frankfurt Book Fair. Under the motto “Singular Plurality”, we invite you to join us for a wide variety of readings, exhibitions, concerts, dance performances and film screenings in Frankfurt and throughout Germany.

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Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg is the joint state broadcasting corporation of the states of Berlin and Brandenburg. rbb operates six radio channels - rbb 88. 8, Antenne Brandenburg, Fritz, Inforadio, Radioeins and rbbKultur - as well as regular programmes in Lower Sorbian, the third television channel rbb Fernsehen with its own teletext service rbbtext and an extensive online service rbb online. rbb participates in the satellite channels 3sat, ARTE, KI. KA and PHOENIX as well as in ARD Digital and also contributes to the ARD joint programme Erstes Deutsches Fernsehen with programmes such as Kontraste, Tatort and Polizeiruf 110.

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Humboldt Forum

Follow in the footsteps of the brothers Alexander and Wilhelm von Humboldt! The video animation on the modern east façade of Alexander von Humboldt's 250th birthday takes you on a journey through his life and work and illuminates his central statement "All is Interaction". And inspired by Wilhelm von Humboldt, the universe of language opens up on the west façade: In his view, this is the essential key to the experience and order of the world.

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S. Tchoban Foundation

The Tchoban Foundation was founded in 2009 by Sergei Tchoban, a passionate draftsman and collector of architectural drawings. Comprising a considerable collection and an extensive reference library, it offers the opportunity to conduct research on the history and nature of architectural draughtsmanship. Through its exhibitions, the museum aims to familiarise broad audiences in the digital age with the fascinating worlds of architectural drawing.

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Illuseum Berlin

The Illuseum Berlin is suitable for all generations. It’s a unique place for new experiences and fun with friends and family. Are you brave enough to go into the Vortex Tunnel? It will make you believe you’re struggling just to make it through a rotating cylinder. Watch your loved ones grow and shrink in front of your very eves in our Ames room. Find out how you can fool your friends into believing that you’re flying in our upside-down room or get properly dizzy in our tilted room. Deceive your eyes and entertain the mind!

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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. Potsdamer Platz 3, 10785 Berlin, Telephone: +49 (0)30 337777

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Help e.V.

Since 1981, Help - Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe e.V. has been supporting people in need worldwide, regardless of their origin or world view. Help looks where people do not have the basic necessities of life, where they are on the run or where their future is in danger. Following the principle of "helping people to help themselves", the organization provides emergency aid in the event of disasters and helps people in developing countries to overcome poverty and hunger in the long term. Help's aid projects reach over 4 million people.

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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, Telephone: +49 (0)30 4606090

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Media Partners 2020:

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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Berliner Zeitung

The Berliner Zeitung publishes what capital city dwellers and Brandenburgers need to know. Berlin's biggest subscription newspaper informs 325,000 readers every day. Its editors provide competent analyses, important background information and carefully researched reports. News from the politics, business, sports, panorama, culture, knowledge, digital, health, automotive, travel and career sections are presented in a serious, exciting and reader-oriented manner. The cultural calendar offers reports and dates from the film, art, music and stage sections at a glance.

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Hauptstadt TV

Hauptstadt TV is the channel for the entire capital region! We report for you daily from Potsdam, Berlin and the entire capital region in TV magazines, about sports, events and offer live coverage. You can watch it on the Berlin-Brandenburg cable network, Magenta TV and via online stream. We already reach over 1.6 million households a month via these channels.

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Cooperation Partners 2020:


„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.

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Airport Berlin

Berlin Brandenburg Willy Brandt Airport (BER) is located in the southeast of Berlin and bears the IATA code BER. BER concentrates all air traffic in the Berlin-Brandenburg capital region at one location. Berlin is the third largest airport location in Germany. Around 70 airlines fly to around 160 destinations in 50 countries this summer.

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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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eFuel Alliance

The eFuel Alliance is a stakeholder initiative, representing more than 140 companies along the value chain of the eFuel production, and committed to promoting political and socialacceptance of synthetic liquid fuels from renewable energy sources. It advocates the promotion and global expansion of eFuels production capacities and their widespread application. The goals of the initiative are the recognition of eFuels as an essential component of a European climate protection policy and their equal treatment with other climate protection technologies in the sense of technological openness. The eFuel Alliance is open to all organizations and interested parties who share the goal of establishing and promoting eFuels as a contribution to climate protection and helping them to be used worldwide.

Messenger | Logistics partner

messenger is a courier service centre with 5 offices in Berlin, Potsdam, Leipzig, Dresden and Munich. We bring shippers and freelance couriers together. Our core competencies are in the areas of city couriers, overnight express, international shipment of goods and documents, warehousing and customer-specific logistics solutions. For us, service means delivering services that are of service to people – to shippers as well as to society. A customer-oriented, high-quality and sustainable orientation of all mediated services at reasonable prices is particularly important to us.

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Handelsverband Berlin-Brandenburg

Wherever the interests of the retail trade need to be represented, wherever excessive demands or bureaucracy are a burden on the performance of your company, wherever fair competition is to be demanded - the trade association will become active for you. As a strong association for the retail trade in Berlin and the state of Brandenburg that is highly regarded in the political arena, the HBB has a great deal of clout and up-to-date know-how. The approximately 2,000 retail companies that are members of the HBB represent more than 85 percent of the retail market share in both federal states. Through their membership, they strengthen the business and industry association and thus secure their existential interests.

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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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Ngon Berlin | Gastronomy Partner

The Ngon Restaurant Berlin is located in the center of Berlin, in the immediate vicinity of the Humboldt Forum, near the Spree and within walking distance of Alexanderplatz. Here, the experienced team spoils you with authentic dishes from Vietnam, which were developed for Ngon Berlin by chef Le Van Sieng and owner Duy Nguyen. Specially created corresponding cocktails and iced teas as well as the interior with its loving details complement the wonderful menus. Local spices that are specially imported to Berlin, as well as the best regional and seasonal vegetables from Berlin and Brandenburg are processed here by the kitchen team. Ngon - that is a culinary journey of tradition, history and philosophy.

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LightSeeing Partners 2020:


Whether it is the transfer to the Berlin airports Tegel or Schönefeld, the most important tour of a lifetime to the port of marriage with an elegant wedding car, a relaxed city tour with sightseeing, an unusual bachelor party or a very special birthday - you get the perfect limousines, US cars and stretch limousines at Limousine030. We offer you not only an exceptional fleet of vehicles , but also a full service in the areas of organization, implementation and in the fulfillment of your very individual wishes.

City Circle

Branch of DB Regio Bus Ost GmbH DB Regio Bus Ost GmbH with its divisions City Circle and BEX Charter is a bus company specialized in sightseeing tours in Berlin and Potsdam as well as bus rentals. The yellow-magenta City Circle sightseeing buses and the light-grey coaches of BEX Charter have become an integral part of Berlin's streetscape and are synonymous with comfortable bus travel and exciting city tours at a fair price-performance ratio. City Circle, which emerged from the traditional company Severin + Kühn Berliner Stadtrundfahrt, has been a partner for the implementation of the Lightliner tours since the first Festival of Lights in 2005.

Berlin, Berlin

The expert on Berlingeschichte and the festival is Markus Müller-Tenckhoff. His extensive knowledge reflects his genuine love for this remarkable city with one of its rich and unique histories. When he is not on the LightSeeing tours during the festival, he offers thematic tours, guided tours of castles, museums, exhibitions ... special places.

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BikeTaxi is the largest German bicycle taxi company with over 50 modern bicycle rickshaws. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in Berlin. The cabins of the vehicles are advertised by advertising partners and used for promotion and events of various kinds. More than half of the BikeTaxis have a small and quiet electric auxiliary motor. All vehicles are insured and have the necessary approvals.

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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.

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Why shouldn't you fill your free time with unique experiences? We invite you to experience a retrospective with us. In our elegant electric coaches we will take you through the city or into the countryside. We show you the familiar and the unknown. Discover the most beautiful places in the city on private tours from a new perspective and at a slower pace. Our chauffeurs are proud to be allowed to show you the city in stylish uniform of the Gründerzeit.

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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 Strausberg.

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Berlin Kultour

With Tobi Allers you listen to stories that others would rather leave to the left, whether "historical", "street art" or from the "art and culture scene". With private passion for history and as a connoisseur of the scene Tobi conveys an authentic closeness to Berlin. The art historian & Berlin book author surprises with small anecdotes at the most inconspicuous corners so even waschechte Berliner.

Berlin Sehenswert

Berlin presents itself for the 16th time. Festival of Lights again from its bright, colorful side. A very special experience, especially in this special year! Great illuminations amaze us every evening. Good reasons to look at Berlin in peace, competently and comprehensibly explained and entertainingly framed with small stories and funny anecdotes. I am happy to be at your disposal as a genuine Berlin city guide and take you with me as a light walker, every evening on very special city walks through brightly illuminated Berlin.

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Technics and Production Partners 2020:

Berliner Dom | prio Event Management GmbH | Micheli Assekuranz e.K. | Slowakisches Institut in Berlin | Museum & Location | Rathaus Schöneberg | Bezirksamt Lichtenberg | Vertretung des Landes Rheinland-Pfalz | Bezirksmuseum Marzahn | Centre Français de Berlin GmbH, gemeinnützig/ Gemeinschaftsgarten Rote Beete | E-Roller Berlin | Elisabethkirche | Evangelische Kirchengemeinde EmmausÖlberg | Galerie Zandi | Hallen am Borsigturm | Humboldt Universität zu Berlin | Mercedes Autohaus Heinz Hammer | Messe Berlin | Muddastadt GmbH | Museum Berggrün | Neukölln Arcaden | Rathaus Center Pankow | Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg | St. Hedwigs-Kathedrale | Schloss Köpenick | Spreespeicher | Staatsoper | Stiftung Preussische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg | Tchoban Foundation | Tempelhofer Hafen | Wirtschaftsförderung des Bezirksamtes Marzahn-Hellersdorf | WBG „Wendenschloß“ eG | Wohnungsbaugenossenschaft „Amtsfeld“ eG Wohnungsgenossenschaft | Altglienicke eG | Wohnungsbaugenossenschaft DPF eG | Wohnungsgenossenschaft Johannisthal eG | Wohnungsbaugenossenschaft „Köpenick Nord“ eG | Wohnungsgenossenschaft „Treptow-Süd“ eG | Beamtenwohnungsverein zu Köpenick eG