Again this year, the International Electronics Fair ( IFA ) took place in Berlin, with the world’s leading tech companies presenting their newest products in 26 fair halls to hundreds of thousands of visitors. New this year, TEDxBerlin was held simultaneously at Berlin’s exhibition center as part of this year’s electronics week.
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Polo is back in Berlin. The Finals of the German Polo High Goal Championship were held last weekend (11./12. August) on Berlin’s historical Maifeld (Mayfield) with national and international world-class players.
The Maifeld is a huge 112,000 square meters (28 acres) lawn and was created back in 1936 for gymnastic demonstrations, specifically annual May Day celebrations by Hitler’s government. During the 1936 summer Olympics, the field was used for the very first Olympic Polo event in Germany.
Since then, Polo is a famous sport in Germany and this year, eight teams sponsored by well-known companies like Tom Tailor, Land Rover or Samsung fought for the golden cup and the title “Best Polo Team in Germany”.
Every year, the Oberbaum Bridge, which connects Berlin’s districts Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg over the Spree, becomes a meeting place for artists and those interested in art. Yesterday, over 100 national and international artists exhibited their works, ranging from established painters, sculptors and photographers to the less well known.
Four days of celebration with a major parade to end it all. It’s the time, where the The Karneval der Kulturen (eng. Carnival of Cultures) takes place in Berlin and 5.000 dancer watched by 750.000 spectators walk the about 3,5km long road from Hermannplatz to Yorkstraße, while dancing and celebrating the most joyful day of the year.
People from all over the world come to Berlin to take a look at the colorful costumes and cheerful performances.
The idea of a carnival which presents the cultural and ethnic diversity of Berlin was developed in 1995, as a consequence to the political and economic changes since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the unification of the two German states, to highlight the cultural richness of Berlin and the often hidden treasures of its international cultural scene.
Yesterday.. or today, was the International Launch of Diablo 3 with special launch events in major cities around the globe. Thousands of people waited (many hours) in line for a copy of one of the most anticipated games in 2012.
And of course, Blizzard Entertainment developers were on-site, in Berlin, Lead Content Designer Kevin Martens and Lead Programmer Jason Regier answered questions and signed posters and copies of the game.
About 100.000 visited the new Berlin International Airport during its open days last weekend even though the official opening next month got delayed because of fire safety concerns and the new opening date will be sometimes around March next year.
Visitors had the opportunity to explore the grounds surrounding the terminal, walk across the apron and find out everything they need to know before it goes into operation.
The new airport will replace Tegel in west Berlin and the old east Berlin airport of Schönefeld to the southeast, and initially aims to attract up to 27 million passengers annually. The two existing airports, which are due to be shut down, will handle all flights until the new airport is ready.
Today was international pillow fights day and cities around the world celebrated this day with a massive pillow fight flashmobs on famous places and landmarks.
As you can see, in Berlin, the flashmob was held right in front of the Brandenburg Gate and about one thousand people of all ages fought a merciless war with their pillows, big and small, even though the weather was pretty cold and rainy.
The Echo 2012 (Pop Edition), the most important German Music Price, was held today in Berlin and stars like David Guetta, Katy Perry, Shaggy, Shaun Paul, Marilyn Manson or Rammstein together with many other German and International Stars walked the
red purple carpet to perform on stage, or just watch the great live award show at the Palais am Funkturm on Berlin’s Fairground.
The ITB, the world’s leading international travel trade fair has ended yesterday, after 3 days for trade visitors and 2 days for the general public. It was again the platform where the worldwide tourism industry could obtain information, sign contracts, cultivate contacts and identify moods. For five days Berlin’s exhibition halls were the meeting place and the focal point for the international tourism world.
And for the first time, on the evening preceding the start of ITB Berlin, a reception was held for bloggers from all over the world, organized specifically to serve the interests of bloggers, this event attracted over 120 of them from more than 10 countries. Seems like the blogging scene will be more and more important for future events and exhibitions.
Therefore, here are my impressions from the last two days: