From November 7 – 9, 2014, the city of Berlin celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. A symbolic frontier of lights, the LICHTGRENZE, a line of 8,000 illuminated helium balloons along the 15 kilometer long path once occupied by the Berlin Wall, divided the city once again.
From the Oberbaumbrücke and its East Side Gallery, through Checkpoint Charlie, the Potsdamer Platz and Brandenburger Tor, up to the Bernauer Straße and Bornholmer Straße, which was, on November 9, 1989, the first checkpoint allowing people to pass through freely to West Berlin.
On November 9, all balloons were released into the Berlin night sky accompanied by the Staatskapelle Berlin playing “Ode An die Freude“.
This year on November 09, Berlin will celebrate 25 years fall of the Berlin Wall. In preparation for this big event, the Potsdamer Platz Arkaden are hosting an exhibition about the Wall, the old GDR (DDR) times and the life in a city divided by stone.
Learn about the construction of the wall on August 13, 1961 – the life with and behind a wall, the diversity between east and west and the fall of the wall on November 09, 1989 – the Exhibition not only features a variety of photographs but also various historical objects.
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.
In order to protest against the recent events happening in Russia and the general discrimination of homosexual people around the world, a Rainbow-Flame was erected in the middle of the Potsdamer Platz in Berlin.
The flame, as a symbol of freedom, was lit during the same time the Olympic Games started in Sochi, Russia, on February 7, 2014 and will burn day and night until the end of the games on February 23, 2014.
The cast from Marvel’s upcoming superhero movie, Thor – The Dark Kingdom (Thor: The Dark World) is on its way around the world and today’s stop was the Sony Center, Potsdamer Platz in Berlin. Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Tom Hiddleston (Loki) together with Natalie Portman (Jane Foster) and director Alan Taylor (who also directed the Game of Thrones TV series) walked the carpet.
Hundreds of fans waited up to 24 hours to get an autograph or even a picture with one of their beloved actors. The event was live-streamed on different websites and also in selected cinemas throughout Germany.
The German Premiere of the highly anticipated thriller Prisoners took place in Berlin today, at the Sony Center, Potsdamer Platz.
Director Denis Villeneuve and main actor Hugh Jackman walked the black carpet after arriving, not by car, but on bicycles, to the event.
After several month, Roland Emmerich’s newest movie, White House Down, finally made its way to Germany. The German Premiere was celebrated today, September 2nd 2013, in Berlin at the Sony Center, Potsdamer Platz. Director Roland Emmerich, who also lives in Berlin, together with Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum walked the carpet.
World War Z, the apocalyptic horror movie directed by Marc Forster and written by Matthew Michael Carnahan celebrated its German-Premiere today in Berlin.
The Movie tells the story of a zombie pandemic, which spreads across the globe, threatening to destroy humanity itself.
Brad Pitt, of course together with Angelina Jolie (who celebrated her 38th birthday today), and the German-Swiss director Marc Foster walked the carpet through the Sony Center at Potsdamer Platz.
Another Movie celebrated its world premiere during this years Berlinale in Berlin, Night Train to Lisbon (ger: Nachtzug nach Lissabon), a German production with international cast, Christopher Lee, Jeremy Irons, Mélanie Laurent, Jack Huston, Martina Gedeck, Tom Courtenay, and August Diehl, they all walked the carpet in front of the Berlinale Palast Theater – Potsdamer Platz.
The 63rd Berlinale is in full swing, actors, directors, writers and producers from all over the world are now in Berlin, to present their newest creations. Today the world premiere of the movie Side Effects took place at the Berlinale Palast Theater – Potsdamer Platz, actors Jude Law and Rooney Mara together with director Steven Soderbergh were part of the Event.
And because the movie was part of this years competition, this years international jury (Wong Kar Wai, Susanne Bier, Andreas Dresen, Ellen Kuras, Shirin Neshat, Tim Robbins and Athina Rachel Tsangari) was also on the guest list.