Published on : Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Berlin recently hosted the Berlin Freedom Dinner, welcoming 3,000 residents to a special event at the decommissioned Tegel airport. The event was arranged to send a message to the global tourism industry: “Berlin loves you!” A total of 1,018 dinner tables were arranged over 800 metres of the runway to accommodate guests.
Berlin, that was previously formerly a magnet for tourism and trade fairs, is hoping to set the scene for reopening. On the other hand, Berliners are also bidding farewell to Tegel Airport, which served as its gateway to the world for many years. The airport will now become a technology park.
Burkhard Kieker, Managing Director, visitBerlin said that together with many Berliners, the city is happy to send out a welcome message – and from a very special place, on the runway at what used to be Tegel Airport. He shared that Berlin is back to invite visitors to enjoy the city of freedom.
Governing Mayor of Berlin, Michael Muller, and Senator for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises, Ramona Pop, also extended an invitation to the special evening event, together with Messe Berlin and visitBerlin. Martin Ecknig, Chief Executive of Messe Berlin added that the Berlin Freedom Dinner is a great example of our determination to reopen.