Experience Bertelsmann in the historic center of Berlin
A place of communication, cultural exchange, music and literature – and an architectural jewel in a historic setting: Bertelsmann Unter den Linden 1 has developed into a vibrant, multifaceted venue in the heart of Berlin.
It is a place where people meet who are fascinated by a building that on the outside tells the story of centuries past, yet reveals a surprisingly modern world within; for opinion makers from politics, business and science to enter into conversation; and for media creators and authors to discuss their work with a critical audience. In short, Unter den Linden 1 has become an institution in the cultural and social scene of Berlin.
A diverse program of events
A global, decentralized company like Bertelsmann needs spaces and opportunities for exchanging thoughts and ideas. Bertelsmann's broad spectrum of content is also reflected in the nearly 350 in-house events the company hosts each year: from seminars and workshops to political panel discussions, from major networking events such as Talent Meets Bertelsmann, media conferences, and the Bertelsmann Annual Press Conference to gala receptions, book presentations with famous authors, and musical soirées.
The Bertelsmann Party is the annual highlight event at Unter den Linden 1 and a fixture in the Berlin social calendar. Each year, Liz Mohn and the Bertelsmann Executive Board welcome around 800 famous guests from the worlds of media, culture, politics, business and science to the company's premises, which are brilliantly and imaginatively decorated for this special evening.
As well as the internal events for which the building is usually reserved, Bertelsmann also hosts a variety of events that allow the people of Berlin to gain an insight into its creative diversity.
Long Night of Museums
For several years now, Bertelsmann's representative premises participated in the city’s popular "Long Night of Museums” with a lively cultural program of events. Bertelsmann's contributions to the Long Night take the form of an “Open House” where visitors are offered informative tours of the building as well as readings, music, comedy dance, and even baking shows with audience participation.
UFA Film Nights
The UFA Film Nights, organized annually by Bertelsmann in cooperation with the UFA, are another highlight in the event calendar.
The idea of organizing open-air screenings of cinematic milestones with live musical accompaniment has proven very popular. When Bertelsmann and UFA show classic silent films in a historic architectural setting on three evenings in August, each screening attracts some 800 visitors. You can find further information about the UFA Film Nights here: UFA Film Nights.