Festival of Lights 2014

Again this year and for the tenth time now, the Festival of Lights and the Berlin Shines Festival took place during the first three weeks in October.

National as well as international artists presented light installations which transformed the city into a huge stage, numerous landmarks, historical places, streets and other important buildings throughout the city were illuminated with different colors and videos.

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Ritz Carlton Berlin Celebrates 10th Anniversary

As part of the 10th anniversary, the Ritz Carlton, one of the most luxury hotels in Berlin, opened its doors to the public on August 30, 2014.

Visitors had the chance to participate in a guided tour through a suite and the club lounge, explore the foyer, the restaurant “Brasserie Desbrosses“, a restored french brasserie from the year 1875, the “Curtain Club“, a British Gentlemen-Bar named after the heavy curtains which separate the bar from the lobby and the Tea Lounge, for a classical afternoon tea ceremony, as well as the first floor with its many rooms and locations for meetings and parties.

The 70m high tower, which opened in January 2004, holds 303 rooms (including 40 suites) on 19 floors and is part of the Beisheim Center, a group of buildings located at the Potsdamer Platz in Berlin.

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Earth Hour 2014 Berlin

It’s Earth Hour around the World and millions of people in over 7000 cities in 150 countries across all 7 continents are switching their lights off for an hour to raise awareness for the planet.

In Berlin, the Brandenburger Tor went completely dark for an hour, together with other famous Landmarks throughout the city and the WWF-Youth performed a special Black-light-Show, forming the words “Earth Hour 2014” and other names and places chosen by the audience.

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The Molecule Man

The Molecule Man is a sculpture, designed by the American artist Jonathan Borofsky. The thirty meters high metal sculpture stands between the Oberbaum- and the Elsen Bridge and was placed there in 1999.

The holes, which cover the three bodies are described as “the molecules of all human beings coming together to create our existence”.

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Earth Hour 2013 Berlin

Earth Hour 2013 took place on Saturday, March 23-2013 in over 7000 cities, towns and municipalities in more than 150 countries and territories around the globe and again this year, Berlin was one of those cities.

Exact at 8:30pm, the Brandenburger Tor went black for a whole hour and during this hour Singer-Songwriter Ashley Hicklin performed his song “City Lights” unplugged and a neon sign, showing the slogan “Ja zur Energiewende!” was illuminated by a group of WWF Members riding bicycles.

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David Hasselhoff to save the Wall

A lot is happening in Berlin right now, the famous East Side Gallery, one of Berlin’s historical Landmarks, painted by many international artists, faces partial demolition.

Thousands of protesters have gathered during the last days, at the longest remaining stretch of the Berlin Wall, to protest against a planned construction project, to remove small parts of the wall to make way for a luxury block of flats on the former GDR death strip.

On Sunday, March 17-2013, David Hasselhoff came back to Berlin, to support the protest, driving alongside the wall in a yellow van mounted with speakers while singing “Looking for Freedom”, the same song he sang at the 1989 New Year’s Party in Berlin, shortly after the wall dividing East and West Germany was torn down.

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