Known to be the largest convention and M&E area in Germany, Berlin is definitely one of the world’s leading destinations for corporate events, conferences and congresses. A modern hub of art, culture, and entertainment, Berlin’s fresh style and sophisticated feel draw visitors from around the globe.
Berlin allows event managers to get more for their investment than any other European city. Part of Berlin’s affordability stems from its prime location. Berlin’s transportation links make it very convenient to access from everywhere around the globe. The two main airports can be reached by flights from hundreds of destinations, while the fully developed rail systems connect all main cities in Europe.
Once in Berlin...
Once in Berlin, an advanced, high-tech infrastructure makes it easy for urban explorers to navigate the city itself. From the elevated railway known as S-Bahn, to public buses and underground U-Bahn trains, the next stop in Berlin is never far off. Additionally, about 7,000 taxi cabs are on hand to ferry travelers from one end of Berlin to another. Such options are a welcome convenience to travelers, who may be journeying to one of the city’s over 180 museums or more than 700 hotels.
Berlin is also ahead of the game when it comes to convention facilities. In fact, the city is home to four convention halls, each of which offers versatile spaces and top-notch amenities. With the CityCube Berlin, the German capital provides a state-of-the-art venue for fairs, conventions, and meetings. Freely movable walls allow the multi-purpose hall to be adapted to the requirements of the particular event. The cube-shaped building offers space for up to 11,000 participants over three stories. A glass-covered walkway connects the CityCube Berlin with Hall 7 on the exhibition grounds, creating enough space for up to 18,000 participants.
Elsewhere, the Estrel Hotel & Convention Center Berlin, is capable of accommodating up to 12,000 people. With 1,125 guest rooms and suites, five restaurants, three bars, and its own railway station, the Estrel allows meeting attendees to combine business with pleasure without ever having to leave the grounds. Or host a meeting alongside the city’s iconic Brandenburg Gate at the AXICA Kongress-und Tagungszentrum. Or a networking event in a hundred-year-old pumping station? Berlin’s Wasserwerk, available for everything from gala dinners to banquets and media events, is a dynamic space with a modern edge that can accommodate groups of up to 800 guests.
On the borders of Berlin: Potsdam
The past 300 years have seen the transformation of Potsdam from a garrison town to one of Europe’s most imposing royal capitals. Potsdam’s architectural masterpieces, the 17 palaces that are surrounded by an abundance of landscape gardens lining the banks of the beautiful Havel waterscape have considerably determined Potsdam’s World Cultural Heritage status.
Apart from the beauty of the city, Potsdam offers great possibilites for conventions and events. The historic town centre as well as its surrounding area with numerous forests and lakes provides a suitable ambience for diverse meetings of intelligent minds. From the technically perfect conference room to a stylish banqueting hall through to a large congress hall.
Potsdam has very well equipted MICE venues spread throughout the city. As well as being a high-class culture venue, Schiffbauergasse has a variety of auditoria, rooms and spaces that can be hired for a wide range of events, including conferences, AGMs, product launches, graduation ceremonies, receptions, dinners and weddings.
The Filmpark Babelsberg is a venue that has stood for creativity, milestones of film history, great artists, craftsmen and unmistakable creativity for more than 100 years and offers divers M&E options.
There are many more to mention, such as the Glienicker Bridge, the world famous Castle Sanssouci and the film museum. Whether you need help booking a venue for your conference, organise conventions, or arrange different supporting programmes, we are your number one point of contact.
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