An event like the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS needs partners and supporters. They are all part of our vision. And present impressive light art installations on landmarks, monuments and squares.

From the very beginning, the privately organized FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS has focused on social and cultural entrepreneurship. Only through the cooperation of our partners it is possible to stage the capital with light art. Personalities, companies, institutions and artists show their commitment.

You would like to become part of the official festival programme as a partner or sponsor? Or would you like to stage your own location outside the festival period? We offer tailor-made concepts and all-round support.

Write to us, send us your initial ideas and questions:

Your contact person is Birgit Zander.

Official partners

Partners Media und Cooperation

Partners LightSeeing

Partners Hotel

Partners Technology

Potsdamer Platz is a new kind of urban center for Berlin’s dynamic community. A place full of energy in harmony with global and local cultural developments. Combining an iconic past with the rhythms of today, Potsdamer Platz offers familiar Berlin diversity as well as world-class entertainment and events but also local amenities. The new centerpiece of the district is The Playce – formerly the Potsdamer Platz Arkaden. The experience and shopping destination breathes new life into the quarter not only with its diverse range of stores, but also with art and culture. It is managed by its owner, asset manager Brookfield Properties.

Lavazza stands for original Italian coffee enjoyment full of excellence and passion. Behind it are knowledge and expertise from over 125 years. The family business was founded in Turin in 1895 and is now run by the 4th generation. With the Lavazza Fondazione, founded in 2004, Lavazza is committed to economic, social and environmental sustainability and supports numerous projects in coffee-origin countries.

WBM Wohnungsbaugesellschaft Berlin-Mitte mbH, is the housing company for urban Berlin and stands for high-quality portfolio and urban development in dialogue. We operate the portfolios entrusted to us and our projects responsibly and develop sustainable, contemporary, complex quarters of housing and commerce together with the urban community. We create space for a diverse, livable Berlin. For decades, we have offered tens of thousands of Berliners a home and space for diverse ideas in the middle of the neighborhood, in the middle of the countryside and in the middle of Mitte. Our prime locations range from Boxhagener Platz in Friedrichshain and Oranienstrasse in Kreuzberg to Gendarmenmarkt in Mitte and Wasserstadt Oberhavel in Spandau. Our portfolio comprises almost 33,000 rental apartments and commercial space of more than 300,000 square meters. We are the state-owned housing association with the highest proportion of commercial space. 

Since its opening in 1997, the KulturKaufhaus on Friedrichstrasse has been Germany’s largest media department store, and at the same time a place full of stories that has already captured many hearts. On the occasion of its 25th anniversary, “Love Notes” from customers and employees were collected throughout the year, and the most beautiful quotes from them were beamed onto the KulturKaufhaus building facade.

At Pfizer, around 25,000 researchers work on medical progress. They research and develop new therapies to protect people from diseases, to cure them or to enable them to live well even with serious illnesses. Just as many colleagues work to ensure that the molecules in the laboratories become tablets, capsules, infusions and injections that reliably reach patients. They are all united by their daily work on one central goal, and that is: “Breakthroughs that change patients’ lives”.

The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates Berlin fosters the friendly ties between the UAE and the Federal Republic of Germany in the political, economic and, importantly, cultural spheres. With its first participation in this year’s Festival of Lights, the UAE celebrates the normalization of its relations with Israel with a joint light installation on the facade of the Hotel de Rome.

Explore impressive volcanic landscapes and laurel forests by bike or on foot, climb Spain’s highest mountain, relax on beaches of a wide variety of colors, watch whales and dolphins in protected areas, and drink cocktails in casual beach clubs – all this and much more is possible on Tenerife in just one day! 

Since 2015, the Embassy of the State of Israel has been part of the Festival of Lights, presenting the diversity of Israel & its inhabitants and Israeli-German relations with lively motifs. This year, together with the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates, we are showing a light installation on the façade of the Hotel de Rome. In September 2020, Israel and the UAE concluded a peace agreement, investing in a future of partnership and progress. This is Israel’s “Vision of our Future”!

Pirates Berlin – EAT | DRINK | PARTY in the heart of Berlin directly on the Spree!
The Pirates Berlin is one of the absolute hotspots in the Berlin gastro & party scene.
On the premises of the historic Mühlenspeicher, a cozy restaurant, a bar, a club, a versatile event location and a huge terrace await your visit – all in a distinctive ambience directly on the Spree.

The PalaisPopulaire is forum for people who want to experience art, culture in an interdisciplinary way under one roof. To this end, the museum offers a wide-ranging program that brings together diverse aspects of contemporary culture. This includes exhibitions from the Deutsche Bank Collection and presentations of the “Artist of the Year” program. The shows stem from international cooperation partners or private collections. “Populaire,” or “popular,” means that the Palais is open to all without sophistication falling by the wayside.

Fischer & Lustig – the new restaurant opening in the Nikolaiviertel

Regional fish cuisine with unagitated friendly service. Fish on the table here. Traditional local cuisine – but thought out of the box. The fishing and harvesting is exclusively regional – the cooking and serving is done with a lot of experience, love and appreciation.

For all fish gourmets and those who have not yet managed to become one.

The GREEN SCREEN International Nature Film Festival is the most popular festival for outstanding nature documentaries in Europe. Since 2007, the festival has been held annually in Eckernförde on the Baltic Sea. GREEN SCREEN is convinced that the preservation of species in an intact environment can only succeed if people of all ages are aware of the beauty of nature and sensitised to its growing endangerment.

The eFuel Alliance is a community of interest that promotes the industrial production of synthetic liquid fuels from renewable energy sources. The eFuel Alliance represents the entire value chain of eFuel production: from innovative start-ups such as Synhelion or Sunfire, to engineering companies such as Siemens Energy, the petroleum industry such as ExxonMobil or Neste, and application sectors such as TUI Cruises or Iveco. It advocates the promotion and global expansion of eFuels production capacities and their broad application. The goals of the initiative are the recognition of eFuels as an essential component of a European climate protection policy and their equal treatment with other climate protection technologies in the sense of technological openness. The eFuel Alliance is open to all organizations and interested parties that share the goal of establishing and promoting eFuels as a contribution to climate protection and helping them to be used worldwide.

At Madame Tussauds Berlin, more than 100 lifelike wax figures of your stars and starlets await you. Through interactive backdrops, sound effects, elaborate costumes and the latest technology, you can immerse yourself in the world of the stars and experience your favorite celebrities as close as never before. Meet the big Hollywood stars, sports legends or celebrities from culture, politics and music.

Since 1981, Help – Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe e.V. has been supporting people in need worldwide, regardless of their origin or world view. Help looks where people do not have the basic necessities of life, where they are on the run or where their future is in danger. Following the principle of “helping people to help themselves”, the organization provides emergency aid in the event of disasters and helps people in developing countries to overcome poverty and hunger sustainably through their own efforts. Help’s aid projects reach over 8 million people.

104.6 RTL’s best-known and oldest program is the morning show “Arno und die Morgencrew”. In contrast to the rest of the program, the show has a comparatively high word count, consisting mainly of comedy content. It also includes news, which is broadcast every half hour. Traffic reports and weather reports are rebroadcast every 10 minutes in the morning. Since the start of the program, the early morning show has been hosted by Arno Müller, who is also the station’s program director. In 2014 and 2016, “Arno und die Morgencrew” was awarded the German Radio Prize as Germany’s best morning show.

visitberlin is the first point of contact when it comes to tourism and congresses in Berlin. We see ourselves as a partner, player and provider of ideas for Berlin’s tourism industry. The focus of our work is the development of sustainable and city-compatible tourism. visitBerlin is the publisher of the official tourist ticket, the Berlin WelcomeCard. Up-to-date information on everything worth seeing in Berlin can be found at

Deutsche Funkturm plays a key role in expanding the infrastructures for German mobile communications providers, broadcasting stations, operators of microwave links, and the radio networks of public authorities and other institutions. The company was founded in 2002, is part of the Deutsche Telekom Group and operates a portfolio of around 32,800 radio sites. Deutsche Funkturm has a presence throughout Germany and is headquartered in Münster.

messenger is an intermediary center for courier services with 5 own locations in Berlin, Potsdam, Leipzig, Dresden and Munich. We bring together shippers and independent courier companies. Our core competencies are in the areas of city courier, overnight express, international shipping of goods and documents, warehousing and customized logistics solutions. For us, service means providing services that serve people – the shippers as well as society. We are particularly committed to providing customer-oriented, high-quality and sustainable services at reasonable prices.

The Hotel de Rome is located on the historic Bebelplatz and is one of the most prestigious luxury hotels in Berlin. Once the headquarters of the renowned Dresdner Bank, the 19th century building today combines tradition and stylish modernity.

Friends of Berlin connects Berliners and Berlin friends, artists and art supporters from all over the world. Together they create a platform to bring innovative ideas and formats to Berlin that inspire and invite people to visit Berlin. The focus is on art and intercultural exchange, on promoting artists and international art projects.


Original Indian food created by Mama Bans and the founders of AMRIT Restaurants Berlin. We want to unite our Indian culture and its values as well as the contrasts of India in our restaurants through traditional dishes. Our ambition is to take our guests on a culinary journey to the land of spices through exceptional taste. Many of our guests, including celebrities such as Angela Merkel, Indian Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan, Hollywood star Tom Cruise, The Bollywood Show, Mukesh Ambani, have already enjoyed our cuisine and hospitality. But first and foremost, we see Amrit as a place of family and togetherness. Be it in a small or large circle in our restaurants in Kreuzberg, Schöneberg, Mitte and Potsdamer Platz or a catering at your favorite place – this is “where the Family lives…”

SGB Sicherheitsgruppe Berlin AG

SGB Sicherheitsgruppe Berlin AG was founded in 1999 and has been offering security services throughout Germany and in Austria for more than 23 years. SGB AG currently employs around 300 people in Berlin. In addition to these employees, there are 6 trainees every year. Since its foundation, our company has always attached great importance to staff training and staff retention. Especially as a personnel service provider, people are the most valuable asset. With SGB AG you have chosen a strong partner. 

Branch of DB Regio Bus Ost GmbH. DB Regio Bus Ost GmbH, with its City Circle and BEX Charter divisions, is a bus company specializing in sightseeing tours in Berlin and Potsdam as well as bus rentals. The yellow-magenta City Circle sightseeing buses and the light-grey coaches of BEX Charter have become an integral part of Berlin’s streetscape and are synonymous with comfortable bus travel and exciting city tours at a fair price-performance ratio. City Circle, which emerged from the traditional company Severin + Kühn Berliner Stadtrundfahrt, has been a partner for the implementation of the Lightliner tours since the first Festival of Lights in 2005.

BikeTaxi is the largest German bicycle cab company with over 50 modern bicycle rickshaws. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in Berlin. The cabs of the vehicles are advertised by advertising partners and used for promotion and events of various kinds. More than half of the BikeTaxis have a small and quiet electric assist motor. All vehicles are insured and have the necessary licenses.

Discover Berlin by bus – round trip HOP ON HOP OFF with 21 stops at the most beautiful sights. The buses leave every 15 minutes. Get on or off at the desired stop and enjoy a seamless connection on your discovery tour through Berlin. Daily from 9:15 a.m., from 12.- Euro. 15 languages via headphones.


Why not fill your free time with unique experiences? We invite you to experience a retrospective with us. In our elegant electric carriages we will drive you through the city or into the countryside. We will show you the known and also the unknown. Discover the most beautiful places of the city on private tours from a new perspective and at a decelerated pace. Dressed in stylish uniforms of the Wilhelminian era, our chauffeurs are proud to show you the city.

The pilots of Air Service Berlin can hardly wait to take to the skies of Berlin with Berlin fans and tourists from all over the world. Whether with the unmistakable red helicopter or the spectacular world balloon glowing in the night at Checkpoint Charlie. The fascinating high-altitude flights remain unforgettable in the memory. The helicopter sightseeing flights either take you directly over the center of Berlin, offer a view of the city skyline or take you over the east of the city to Strausberg in Brandenburg.

With Tobi Allers you hear stories that others would rather leave to the left, whether “historical”, “street art” or from the “art and culture scene”. With private passion for history and as a connoisseur of the scene Tobi conveys an authentic closeness to Berlin. The art historian & Berlin book author surprises with small anecdotes at the most inconspicuous corners so even waschechte Berliner.

Berlin Sehenswert

Berlin shows itself to the 17th Festival of Lights again from its bright, colorful side. A very special experience, especially in this special year! Great illuminations bring us every evening again to the amazement. Good reasons to have a look at Berlin in peace, competently and understandably explained and entertainingly framed with little stories and funny anecdotes. I will be happy to assist you as a genuine Berlin city guide and take you as a light-walker, every evening on very special city walks through the brightly lit Berlin.

Silent.move Berlin has made it its business to make outdoor culture possible – always in unusual places, and thanks to radio headphones without noise emission to the outside. For the Festival of Lights, Berlin Mitte becomes a dance floor. The first walking tour with DJ and host – colourfully illuminated. 60 minutes of the best music from the 80s and 90s. With animations and spontaneous flash mobs. Light installations and moving image projections will pass by – and the music will be played to your ears.

The specialist when it comes to exciting historical city tours, walking tours and city tours on history in Berlin. The city tours, which are prepared by historians, are often supplemented with pictures by the city guide.

Birchy’s Berlin Tours, they are local experts here in the German capital. The team of studied history professionals has a special passion for Berlin and the surrounding area with all the history and culture that goes with it. So there are Berlin tours, events, day trips and much more. The aim is to create offers for tourists and Berliners alike that you won’t find anywhere else.

The aim is to convey history and entertainment and to spread the love for cities like Berlin. As the name suggests, CYHIT is no ordinary city tour. It is filled with local tips, insider perspectives and a whole lot of silliness, with funny, informative and interactive guides. Captivating stories for those who can handle quirky style and humour.

The company for city tours has been showing guests from all over the world the sights of the capital and the many facets of Berlin’s history since 1993. original berlin walks is an official partner of Visit Berlin.

Berlin, Berlin

The expert on Berlingeschichte and the festival is Markus Müller-Tenckhoff. His extensive knowledge reflects his genuine love for this remarkable city with one of its rich and unique histories. When he is not on the LightSeeing tours during the festival, he offers thematic tours, guided tours of castles, museums, exhibitions … special places.Experte für Berlingeschichte und das Festival ist Markus Müller-Tenckhoff. Sein umfangreiches Wissen spiegelt seine echte Liebe zu dieser bemerkenswerten Stadt mit einer ihrer reichen und einzigartigen Geschichte wieder. Wenn er nicht auf den LightSeeing Touren während des Festival unterwegs ist, dann gibt es bei ihm thematische Rundgänge, Führungen durch Schlösser, Museen, Ausstellungen … besonderen Orten eben.

Madana Kati Pfau ist Märchentherapeutin und Geschichtenerzählerin. Sie wurde 1968 in Thüringen geboren und wuchs in Berlin auf. In ihrer Kindheit durchlief sie sechs Jahre Schauspielunterricht beim Fernsehen der DDR. Im Erzählverlag erschienen sechs Sagen aus Alt-Berlin, von ihr neu erzählt. Der Erzählverlag ist eine publizistische Plattform für alle Menschen, die das freie mündliche Erzählen als eine Methode der Begegnung und des Austausches von Erfahrungen und Erlebnissen zu befördern suchen. Sein Ziel ist die Stärkung der Erzählkultur sowie die Förderung der Erzählkunst in ihren beruflichen Anwendungsgebieten.

Evening interactive guided tour in the form of a theatre performance.
The route of our fairytale tour leads through the origin of Berlin – the Nikolaiviertel. This was once the site of a fishing village called Berlin, to which our capital owes its name.

During the tour you will listen to little-known stories of the city. Even if you already know Berlin well, you will be able to discover its new aspects that were previously hidden from you.

The lantern man Farolero accompanies you on your walk through the evening city. Actors in capes and masks, tales of unusual and moving stories, unexpected sounds and smells, show elements and other surprises await you.

The Radisson Collection Hotel, Berlin offers a central location in the lively district of Berlin Mitte, near the Humboldt Forum and Berlin Cathedral. Enjoy an exceptional stay and treat yourself to a delicious drink under the impressive AquaDom, the largest free-standing aquarium in the world, a meal overlooking the cathedral or relax in the hotel’s spa.

Karl Liebknecht Straße 3, 10178 Berlin

In the heart of Berlin, just a 5-minute walk from Museum Island and the historic boulevard Unter den Linden, the offbeat ARCOTEL John F welcomes you. Immerse yourself in the Berlin cosmos and experience the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS up close. All highlights of the festival can be reached very well on foot and by public transport. After the stroll you can end the day very relaxed with a drink in our TOWN BAR. A meeting place reminiscent of the golden America of long ago.

Werderscher Markt 11, 10117 Berlin
+49 (0) 30 4050460

Right in the heart of the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS, at the historic Bebelplatz, you will find the 5 star Hotel de Rome. Built in 1889 as the headquarters of the Dresdner Bank and closely linked to the history of Berlin, the hotel impresses with its historic charm. Surrounded by this year’s festival highlights, the house itself will also shine and become an attraction.

Behrenstraße 37, 10117 Berlin
Contact: +49 (0)30 4606090

Be part of this year’s Festival of Lights and experience unforgettable moments. Take the opportunity and treat yourself with some time off at the Crowne Plaza® Berlin – Potsdamer Platz. Centrally located in the vibrant Kreuzberg district, you’ll be right in the middle of the action. The Layla by Meir Adoni restaurant is the ideal place to give your outing a grand start or perfect ending. Chef Meir Adoni invites you to tempting taste compositions of the Mediterranean and the Middle East. While you enjoy the refined cuisine and the exuberant atmosphere, the team will entertain you with Israeli hospitality and refreshing drinks.

Hallesche Straße 10, 10963 Berlin

Experience individuality and passion in the heart of Berlin!

The harmonious ambience of the hotel areas has a Mediterranean lightness that quickly makes you forget the hustle and bustle of the big city. Convince yourself. And enjoy the friendly and uncomplicated service, which is always there when you need it.

Anhalter Str. 8, 10963 Berlin
+49 (0) 30 264830