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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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.
A new shopping mall opened its doors to the public today in Berlin, located in the western area of downtown Berlin (near Kurfürstendamm), next to the Berlin Zoo, the newly reopened Zoo Palast and facing the new Waldorf Astoria Hotel.
The Bikini Berlin is Berlin’s first Concept Mall, on about 17,000m², you can find a collection of carefully selected and perfectly matched boutiques, concept and flagship stores as well as restaurants and service providers.
You also have a great view on Berlin’s Zoo and its animal kingdom through a panoramic window while drinking a coffee at the bar or enjoying the sun on the terrace.
The International Travel Trade Fair, or ITB 2014, world’s largest tourism trade fair, took place during the last 5 days in Berlin, with hotels, tourist boards, tour operators, system providers, airlines and car rental companies advertising their products.
This year, 10,147 exhibitors from 189 countries were represented in 26 halls, which were booked to capacity. Overall, some 114,000 trade visitors travelled to Berlin and 60,000 members of the general public came to find out about the wide-ranging information on offer from exhibitors and providers of niche market products.
Members of the movie’s cast, like Bill Murray, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Willem Dafoe, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan and many more, together with this year’s International Jury, which will decide who will receive the Golden Bear and Silver Bears of the 2014 Berlinale Competition, were today’s special guests.
The President of the United States, Barack Obama, together with his wife, Michelle and his two girls Sasha and Malia visited Berlin on Wednesday June 19th 2013.
During their stay, the Family stayed at Berlin’s luxury hotel, the Ritz-Carlton and while President Obama was meeting Chancellor Angela Merkel and the President of Germany, Joachim Gauck, his wife and the kids visited different historical locations like the Holocast Memorial or the Checkpoint Charlie.
Their famous plane, the Air Force One, was parked at the military part of the Berlin Tegel Airport, visible for everyone through the windows of Terminal C.
It’s St. Patrick’s Day around the globe and everyone is celebrating this special day with lots of green and lots of beer. Also for the first time, landmarks throughout the world have been illuminated green to mark the day, for example, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Niagara Falls, the London Eye, the Burj al Arab hotel in Dubai, the Cibeles fountain in Madrid, the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw, the Table Mountain in Cape Town and the Television Tower in Berlin.
Berlin had his very own St. Patrick’s Day parade and about one thousand Irish tourists and locals marched to bagpipe music through the city.
A Hotel designed for musicians located directly on the banks of the river Spree right beside Universal Music and the MTV Headquarters. The nhow Hotel Berlin is really a special kind of architecture.
nhow stands for a new generation of hotels: offbeat, lively, dynamic and with a local flair that simultaneously has worldwide appeal. nhow centers on music and design and is the only hotel in Europe offering two professional music studios.
Finally I had some time to visit this years Berlinale at Potsdamer Platz and lucky me got some shots of Helena Bonham Carter as she left the Hyatt Hotel near the Berlinale Palace to promote the new movie “The King’s Speech”.
Helena is well known for her role as Bellatrix Lestrange in Joan K Rowlings Harry Potter or on the Side of Johnny Depp as Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd.
After 3 long weeks I finally got my camera back, I had to send it to the Canon support to fix a broken card slot and a broken digital board.
With my brand new (repaired) camera, I visited this years ITB, the International Tourism Fair 2010 in Berlin.
The ITB is the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show with more than 180,000 visitors, among these 108,000 trade visitors, and over 10,000 exhibitors from 180 countries. The whole variety of travelling is present at ITB Berlin: Destinations, tour operators, booking systems, carriers, hotels and all other suppliers who want to embellish their customers most beautiful weeks of the year.
It was an interesting day, besides lots of catalogs and brochures with information about the different countries, people had the chance to see traditional dances, craftsman and goods from around the world.