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Berlin is a city of diversity. There are countless exciting places that insiders and influencers say must be seen!  The Festival of Lights team has put together a few special tips for places that are definitely worth a visit and which are particularly close to our hearts.

Susan Gurnee

Body Vital Resonanz Art

Exhibition Susan Gurnee 3.10 – 20.12.2019

When Resonance Artist Susan Gurnee paints she expands beyond the boundaries of realism to capture vibrational energetics of the systems of the human form. Trained as a scientific illustrator and trompe l’oeil muralist the luminosity of her “Body Vital series” is radiant, and seems to vibrate with a frequency felt by many.

New York Times art critic Ken Johnson featured her painting series during Art Week in NYC and likened her to Kandinsky. Her work can be seen in Museums in the United States and private and public collections in Europe.

In the Museum of Body Worlds

Adress: Directly at the TV Tower, Panoramastraße 1A, 10178 Berlin

More information can be found on the Website.

Currywurst and Champagne

Stop at the Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin and fortify yourself on your tour through the largest open air gallery, the Festival of Lights, with the Adlon classic Currywurst and a glass of Champagne Moet Chandon! Enjoy the perfect view of the illumination show at the Brandenburg Gate with culinary accompaniment from Adlon Kempinski.

Champagne Moet Chandon                                           12 Euro

Currywurst                                                                         5 Euro

Book Tip

Berliner Mauer Kunst byHeinz J. Kuzdas

When at the beginning of the 80s well-known and unknown artists began to embellish the white concrete elements of the Berlin Wall, the era of mural art (Mauerkunst) began. The problem with this, however, was that many works of art were painted over by others within a few weeks or even days and were finally lost due to the demolition that began in 1990.

Thanks to Heinz J. Kuzdas, who always had his camera with him on walks with his daughter Carolin and documented the constantly changing art of masonry, we can still admire Berlin’s unusual, emotional and creative works of art. His book Berlin Wall Art contains high-quality photographs, short texts about the time, art techniques and the wall artists themselves, translated into English, French and Spanish. A beautiful gift for art lovers from all over the world.

You can order the book here.

Specials at the Grand Hyatt

Vox Bar:

  • Everyone’s Dream – Our/Berlin Vodka, Pepino Peach, Rhubarb Juice, Sugar Syrup, Cherry Bitters

As a tribute to Woo Woo from the 80s, this cocktail captures the atmosphere in Berlin from the time around the fall of the Berlin Wall. By using Our/Berlin Vodka, which has unique aromas for Berlin due to its locally sourced raw materials, it simultaneously bridges the gap to modern Berlin and current events. Set in scene with exciting lighting effects, it integrates perfectly into the theme and atmosphere of this year’s Festival of Lights and the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

  • Fresh Alex – Havana Club 3y, lime juice, sugar syrup, champagne, crème de cassis, mint

A cocktail that connects two worlds. Its roots can be found in the Cuban Mojito and the Kir Royal, originally from France, which were combined like in a melting pot to a contemporary version, which convinces not only by a great play of light and colour, but also by an exciting, fresh taste.


  • Pink hibiscus – arsonist Gin, sugar syrup, lime, hibiscus tonic

Our variant of a classic Gin Tonic. The arsonist Gin with his floral notes plays together with the Hibiskustonic the main part in this drink – a combination, which would probably not have been possible without the fall of the wall, because the botanicals of the arsonist Gins are grown in a nursery in Gatow, formerly West Berlin, whereas the production of the gin itself takes place in Kaulsdorf, the former East Berlin.


  • Neck core from Iberico pig in LICHT & RAUCH – carrot, green apple & Japanese mustard

After serving, the bright colours of this dish and its special aroma reveal themselves only slowly in an exciting interplay of smoke and light, which is accompanied by a pleasant scent of apple wood and makes you want more.

Museum of Natural History

How big were the dinosaurs really? Anyone who finds it difficult to imagine can have a closer look at Tristan Otto, the only original skeleton of a T-Rex in Europe to date, at the Museum für Naturkunde. In addition to this special exhibition project, the museum offers a fascinating insight into current research with over 30 million exhibits.

Opening Hours:

Tuesday to Friday: 9.30am – 6.00pm

Saturday, Sunday & holidays: 10.00am – 6.00pm

Adress: Invalidenstr. 43, 10115 Berlin

More information can be found on the Website.


Just looking at it is boring? We recommend a trip to the Illuseum to those who would like to be active and like to challenge themselves. Here, the visitor is included in the exhibition and even brings the illusions to life. Unforgettable memories and funny snapshots are guaranteed!

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 10.00am – 8.00pm

Adress: Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 9, 10178 Berlin

More information can be found of the Website.

Body Worlds

Too much sugar is unhealthy and smoking can lead to a number of diseases. The exhibition Body Worlds shows why this is so, what effects certain lifestyles have on the body and what the human being looks like from the inside. Both human and animal anatomy are examined here. So anyone who has always wanted to know how similar we really are to monkeys has the chance to make a precise comparison here.

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 10.00am – 7.00pm

Adress: Directly at the TV Tower, Panoramastraße 1A, 10178 Berlin

More information can be found on the Website.

Berlin Cathedral

The Berlin Cathedral is not only a sight to behold from the outside, the inside is also worth seeing. The Predigtkirche impresses with its generous gold decorations and the beautiful dome paintings, the Hohenzollerngruft is one of the most important dynamic burial sites in Germany and anyone wishing to learn more about the history and architecture of the cathedral has the opportunity to do so in the Cathedral Museum. A special feast for the eyes is the 360° tour of the cathedral dome. Those who have no problems at windy heights can enjoy an incomparable panoramic view of the centre of Berlin. You shouldn’t miss this.

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 9.00am – 7.00pm

Adress: Am Lustgarten, 10178 Berlin (Mitte)

More information can be found on the Website.


Experience the Festival of Lights in the hotel icon of the Adlon Kempinski Berlin – located at Berlin’s most famous landmark, the Brandenburg Gate. International artists transform the world-famous landmarks, monuments and buildings around the hotel into one of the most popular light art festivals in the world. Toast with a glass of champagne and enjoy a large, radiant stage.

This package for 298 euros per room per night includes:

  • Overnight stay in Deluxe Room
  • Adlon breakfast buffet at the Bel Etage
  • A glass of champagne per person

This offer can be booked on request and availability under this Link!

Tel: +49 30 2261 1111

Valid until 20. Oktober 2019