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On Tour – S-Group goes Berlin

Nordic IT corporate group S-Group specialises in creating all-in-one business solutions for their customers. When they asked us to host the perfect incentive trip to Berlin for them, we were happy to show what we specialise in – creating unique Berlin experiences off the beaten path, even it’s a trip with more than 250 guests as in this case.

For their 3-day trip to Berlin we curated a programme showing the many faces of Berlin. Our guests resided in the stylish nHow music hotel right on the bank of Spree, where you can actually order a Guitar Room Service who’ll bring anything from headphones to an amplifier right to your room. On the first evening newcomer singer Nessi performed live on stage, while DJ Sara Moshiri was spinning records at our BBQ event on the lush riverside terrace with perfect views over the setting sun behind Oberbaumbrücke.

Following an app-based scavenger hunt with 30 teams combing the city for hints, a graffiti workshop at a hidden underground space and an inhibited summer buffet in one of Berlin’s summer beach clubs, the trip’s highlight finally drew closer.

Berlin’s river Spree runs along the former west-ost border and was the perfect route to a much anticipated gala dinner. We took a boat from the hotel to the vast Bolle Festsäle, that still embody Berlin’s industrial charm of the roaring 20s. The river is a great way to discover some of Berlin’s many secrets and our guides were eager to share their knowledge with the curious crowd.

The gala dinner saw the absolute highlights with stunning live performances by Swedish hightech drummers ConRytmo and a quirky bottle blow show by Glasblas Sing Quintett. The local DJ hero Superzandy, who kept both records and feet spinning until well past midnight, rounded up the sparkling gala. According to the management team of the company the intensive Berlin itinerary scored 10 out of 10 points. We love and know how to entertain people!

On Tour – Follow the Flamingo

We have demanding customers who’ve already seen it all. They’re bored by Ibiza, St. Tropez and the likes. In their last desperate attempt to find a new jetset hotspot, they turn to the right place – to us. Our tireless missions around the globe make us the perfect fit for extraordinary traveling desires, as we spot trends long before they hit the mainstream. It’s time to give you a sneak peek at how Berlinagenten’s brand new tour concept works its magic in a hotspot that’s still off the mainstream radar. We invited our friends from a Swedish internet company to Follow the Flamingo to lovely Sopot!

Whenever we bring the Berlinagenten experience abroad, the Flamingo already heralds our arrival from the distance. In Sopot he’s had one drink too many an excklusive vodka tasting, accompanied us to a bike tour along the coastline,  was absolutely no use when we tried to flee the Sopot Escape Room, and even had a second helping at the White Marlin, Sopot’s best fine dining restaurant. Of course our Flamingo is as much as an hedonist as we are and helped us conquer stylish rooftop venues, shaked his non-existing plastic feathers in pumping nightclubs and laughed at us when we presented our gourmet-trained bellies at Sopot’s most fashionable beach clubs.

In aspiring Sopot, you can see anything from simple pedals boats to imposing yachts at the waterfront and naturally we didn’t opt for pedal boats. In no time we were out on the blue sea on our sleek luxury catamaran and enjoyed a decadent vibe that’s usually reserved for Sopot’s rich and famous. What happened in internationals waters… better stays a secret. Let us tell you this much: They were loud complaints when we set sail for mainland again. No-one wanted to go home.. or even knew where home was, exactly.

If you’re thinking about booking a custom-made Berlinagenten tour, don’t hesitate. With the help of our Flamingo, we bring the Berlinagenten experience to a worldwide level!

On Tour – Berlinagenten Kitchen Battle

We’re well known for making all our customers’ desires come true (as long as they’re not too naughty… but even then… ah, the memories). However, when our friends from a hotelsoftware company asked if we could provide them with a cool cooking class, we had to say no… because honestly, cooking classes are boring. Unfortunately we don’t have “boring” on the menu. You can hardly switch the TV on without seeing a stressful kitchen chef competition, so we considered this trend and created a reality tv show activity where we put our guests into a similiar situation with cameras broad casting live. Berlinagenten’s first Kitchen battle was born.

The facts: rough industrial location, 6 high class chefs as supervisors, a camera team, a selfbuilt street food market, a stage, vast amounts of beverages and 50 clueless participants who had no idea what was coming to them. We warmed our guests up with Currywurst and Champagne in the gourmet supermarket Frische Paradies before unveiling the big surprise. Today, you become the chefs!

The rules were easy. 4 groups, 4 courses (and a live quiz show, just to spice things up). Each group cooked one course and in the end everyone got to vote for their favourite dish (that wasn’t from the own group). The points from the voting and the quiz show combined would determine the grand winner.

And so the battle began. The teams followed the instructions of their chef leaders, foremost the Gebrüder Eggert, two sexy chefs from Berlin with beards and beers, whose main task it was to observe and make witty comments. Soon each kitchen stall was full of activity and buzz. There was laughter, drinks, mingling, handicraft food work and even spying.. Every team was absolutely smashing it, giving their everything to cook the best food and to beat the other groups. In the end the starter course – a lovely chevice – made the race for the top, followed by an amazing salad, handmade strudes and last but not least – a tasty Berlin burger.

If you’re looking for extra ordinary events, give us a call. From tasty to taboo, Berlinagenten makes anything possible. Guten Appetit!

On Tour – P&G And The Mini Disco

We’re not exaggerating when we claim we know what’s cool in Berlin. As true Berlinagenten it’s our job to know – and to find out. The scene is always changing and new trends emerge faster in Berlin than people get rejected at Berghain on a Saturday night. Every day we’re roaming Berlin’s streets with our coolness radar in hands and wait until it violently starts beeping. We offer the same service to companies with our specially tailored Cool Hunting Tours.

When Procter&Gamble‘s Japan division asked us to be their hunting-partners in crime, we couldn’t say no! Of course P&G is especially interested in finding Berlin’s hairy trends. Viktor Leske’s contemporary hair saloons are what’s hot right now – they offer a minimal, sleek design that goes perfectly with the typical Berlin understatement.

In the Bikini mall our customers didn’t only hunt trends, they became trend setters. At LNFA Concept Store they were to choose their own set of super trendy clothing and experienced what it’s like to be a model first hand. Each and everyone became part of a cool photo shooting and we looked like a kinky group of Kreuzberg fashionistas when the photos were shot.

The coolest part of the day was our session in the world’s smallest club on the RAW premises. If you toss in a coin in on old telephone cell, a disco ball appears, lights start flashing, party music starts playing and smoke machines do the rest to create an instant party atmosphere. Some things only exist in Berlin…

On Tour – Traveller Made Is In Love With Berlin

A staggering 172 billion euros was spent on international luxury travel last year and Berlin ranks amongst the most popular travel destinations for high-price trips in Europe. To further promote Berlin’s luxury segment for the rich and famous, the city’s most prestigious hotels and visitBerlin have invited travel designers from Traveller Made to an exclusive trip to Berlin. The trip has one aim and one aim only: to display that Berlin has grown up and now offers an extravagant lifestyle scene to those who seek it.

Naturally there’s only one address when it comes to finding the best tours available for money: Berlinagenten. We were entrusted with the daily program for the 12 visitors and we’ll tell you this much already: Berlin was ranked 10 out of 10 points.

After throwing a classy champagne reception, we guided the travel agents around the city. From a private visit to the Platoon Art Hall and Berlin’s classical sights like Potsdamer Platz and Hackescher Market, to supper at the super tasty Studio by Tim Raue, no rock was left unturned. On Teufelsberg – Berlin’s highest hill – we did a graffiti tour and an on-the-spot graffiti workshop for all group members. What could be more exclusive than spraying on the walls of an old CIA listening station that’s shut down to public?!

After some of the darkest secrets of the Cold War were unravelled (if we told you, we’d have to kill you), we showcased Berlin’s upcoming high-end cuisine. While Berlin’s luxurious hotel and jetset scene is only slowly catching up with its European rivals, the quality of Berlin’s food scene has skyrocketed in the past years. Hence our super tasty gourmet tour through Berlin’s finest restaurants was a real mind-blower. The extraordinary french cuisine at Le Faubourg, the trendy Spindler restaurant by the Spree, the famous Sage restaurant and of course, Berlin’s new Asian star Zen Kichi were the perfect addresses to display Berlin’s new love for luxury.

The glamour wouldn’t run out until the early morning, when our now tired but happy travel agents were driven back to their respective 5 star hotels from the celeb-studded Pearl Club. The best VIP section and an endless supply of champagne bottles had our heads slightly spinning. The 10/10 ranking has proven that Berlin is ready for more high-end travellers, and we’re the perfect haven for top notch private tours through the city. We’re ready for more!

 

On Tour – Berlin’s Booming Beauty Scene

The beauty scene didn’t always have an easy life in Berlin. In a city where it’s common to just hop in your joggers to do your daily errands – or even go clubbing – opening a beauty store once was a dreary venture. But with Berlin rising high on international popularity scales, the city’s face is undergoing constant change. To be precise: Berlin now wears make up, a 100€ hair cut and has a secret loathing for barber shops.

When the Nordic branch of a world wide beauty company asked us to show them the hippest & upcoming spots in the beauty scene, we put our joggers aside and proudly presented Berlin’s latest feel-good oases in one of our popular cool-hunting tours.

We visited an exclusive range of Barber Shops like BeardyBoys and Wheadon, where especially men can get their beauty game on – anything from beauty products to hairdressing and shaving is on the menu. As befitting for the topic, we paid hommage to a whole range of beautifying institutions, such as The Store or Jacks Beauty Department. The trend definitely goes towards creating fancy All-In-One stores, where beauty customers get all their wishes fulfilled under the same roof.

But no Berlinagenten tour without a touch of glamour – between the stations we made a stop at the Platoon Art Hall, finding our way into a sercret bar, hidden in one of the containers. Our unexpecting customers had the Berlinagenten treatment coming towards them – everything is more fun after you’ve had a beer.

Finishing the tour, our guests already felt like Berlin beauty pros and got the chance to show off the day’s best pictures at a gala dinner at Soho House in the evening. The night ended as all nights should end – delicious cocktails, DJ Superzandy playing funky tunes and dancing until the feet hurt. Thanks for the amazing day!

On Tour – The Great Summer Event

Many tour guide companies bore their guests with old busses and faulty air-conditionings. Luckily, Berlinagenten never took a liking to anything boring. Here’s what we did when our guests from a leading supplier of enterprise applications arrived: we provided four fully loaded steamboats – stacked with free beverage, snacks and the vast knowledge of our top notch guides. Our 280 guests lost their minds when they realized they’d dive into the Berlin-feeling right after getting off their plane. No matter how big the number of guests, we can handle it. All aboard and full speed ahead, here comes Berlinagenten on the Spree!

The moment you think it can’t get much better is the moment we like to shine. After the steamers took us into the city’s heart, we revealed the next surprise: we rented the whole restaurant and viewing platform of the world famous Panoramapunkt. You can’t visit Berlin without seeing its unique beauty from above – the 360 degree panorama is bound to blow your mind. And if this doesn’t, our handpicked flying buffet and selection of fine drinks will. Note: Don’t drop your ice cream. And if you do, make sure to at least aim for a hipster.

After catching some fresh air at Scandic Hotel, Berlin’s members’ club for the creative elite opened its doors for us. Usually celebs like George Clooney, Leo DiCaprio or Madonna are known to stroll through Soho House Berlin, but we had a whole level reserved for our guests this night. Sorry guys, can’t compete with Berlinagenten. Better luck next time!

The DJs Bader & Bernhard made sure the guests wouldn’t stop dancing until early in the monring andtThe notorious blue bunny Scotty was back that night aswell (we wrote about him in The Scene meets Horns&Hooves). He didn’t let us down. Last time he asked us if we were homosexual porn stars, this time he did something that came close to sexual intercourse with a balloon. Live. On stage. It was the best night ever.

Last but not least, what would a party be without a perfect celeb host. We flew one of Germany´s most famous drag queens Ruda Puda and she mingled, danced and lip singed in the spotlight the entire night.

 

Sunshine and 28 degrees. What could be more suitable for a late August day than a beach club experience?

Since we’re always trying to infuse our guests with the unique Berlin-feeling, we rented the famous Club Rummelsburg, to get a nice little daytime clubbing session going. Our unbelieving guests were greeted by a beautiful Open Air location located right at the Spree. We divided the premises into different areas: Copacobana – a chill out area by the water where you can chat and relax, Vimmerby – a small, cozy area with wooden furniture that essentially looks like IKEA, just outdoors, and of course: Ibiza – complete with an awesome pool, live DJs, bar, dancefloor, a sandy beach with cabanas and even a volleyball and boccia field. Not the usual picture of Berlin, is it? Delicious refreshments for inbetween included self made stone oven pizza and tasty burgers fresh off the grill.

Both the organising team from our client and the team from Rummelsburg couldn’t believe their eyes when the atmosphere got so wild, people started taking off their shirts and went into full-blown party mode. At a firm event during day time. But that’s just what happens when we organize a full Berlin beach club experience during the summer. Who needs Ibiza anyway?

On Tour – All Time Record

Berlinagenten specialises in providing nothing but Berlin’s coolest lifestyle tours. Sometimes we’re guiding groups with just two to three persons. Sometimes customers send 200 guests our way at the same time. Annoying as it may be, from time to time you have to put your champagne glass aside to create a daily schedule that’ll blow your customers off their socks.

Our new record sounds like this: Three prestigious companies. One week. Dozens of guides. Nearly 900 guests. We know that with a great number of guests comes great responsibility: not everyone shares the same interests and if there’s something we hate, it’s unhappy customers. Here’s our solution. Simultaneous lifestyle tours. Done everyday, for a whole week. The guests were split up into smaller groups to make sure everyone still got the attention they needed and we could still create the famous intimacy between Berlinagenten guide and customer.

The huge variety of tours was a mind-blower for most of our guests. Here’s a selection of just a few tours we offered that week, all with specialised guides:

Urban Lifestyle – Discover Berlin’s artistic sub cultures as you dive into the city’s past and soak up the atmosphere that makes this city unique. See behind the myth and find the real Berlin!

Delicato – Encounter delicious food stores and culinary artisans who’ll let your tongue try the unique taste of Berlin. Sweet & salty, sausage & cheese, tea & coffee, health food, whiskey & wine. Surprises guaranteed.

Art Tour – Discover Berlin’s cultural hot spots and see behind the curtains of Berlin’s backyards. Street art gems, artists’ studios and hidden galleries will soon be your new expertise!

Shopping Tours – We know all the creative labels, hip boutiques and tucked-away design studios. Meet and greet designers at work and get the chance to buy cutting-edge fashion!

One of the absolute highlights of the never ending tour week was our popular Snap Shot Tour. Topic: Blockbusters produced in Berlin. By reenacting the most popular scenes, our guests lived through films like Octopussy, Unknown Identity, Inglorious Basterds or The Lives of Others. The creativity and enthusiasm shown by the participants was nothing short of incredible! Our favourite reenactment was the scene from Unknown Identity, where Liam Neeson slides off the Oberbaumbrücke in a cab. The winner team won the photo competition due to their creativity with a plastic fork and a trabant car toy, creating an illusion of the cab crashing into the river Spree.

We’re proud to have made this week unforgettable for our guests, us and everyone involved. We’re already looking forward to the next challenge!

On Tour – ICA

Berlin’s evergrowing food craze has made people from all over the world hungry for a taste of our bittersweet city! We were happy to show ICA the city’s tastiest spots with one of Berlinagenten’s infamous Cool Hunting Tours. These tours are focused on finding emerging trends, business innovations and the city’s currents of tomorrow. To make sure ICA’s needs were met perfectly, we put the tour’s emphasis on cool street food markets, delicious pop up events, charismatic bistros by the water, edgy little food shops and the emerging fine dining scene that create Berlin’s culinary diversity. 

We slipped into the role of Sherlock Holmes himself (well, a modern, food-obsessed version of Sherlock maybe). Armed with polaroid cameras and given the task to uncover the secrets of hidden concept stores, organic food stores, delicacy shops and urban fast food markets, our enthusiastic food detectives dived into a sea of tasty treats and took the journey into the city’s vivid culinary core. Our exclusive selection of hip food locations such as Neue Heimat, the legendary Turkish market at Maybachufer and organic super markets like the LPG Bio Market or Biocompany made sure the next tongue-pleasers were never far away.

Berlin takes a leading position when it comes to fresh designs and innovative food impressions and we take a special pride in leading you to the most extraordinary concept stores the city offers, just so you can take home the inspiration you need to get on with your ideas!

In the end though, it’s much more satisfying to see the delicacies on your plate than in front of your camera. For our following Riverside Gastro Rallye we handpicked restaurants like insider’s tip Volt and Sage Restaurant, where we were served one course per restaurant before hopping to the next – a wonderful way to pick up the vibe in different part of the cities.

Now we wouldn’t Berlinagenten if we hadn’t finished off the day with an appropriate portion of glamour, so after some extensive bar hopping our connections helped us jump queues and dance until we could dance no more in the famous house club Avenue! Just one Berlinagenten tour is already bound to blow your mind, but three in one day…? You’ll never look at Berlin the same away again!

On Tour – Rolling With The Best

Wherever we go, we usually arrive majestically sitting on top of a white horse, complete with shiny Berlinagenten armor on and a well-mixed drink in our hands (we stopped with the swords after not getting into Berghain). If it’s one of the days where we’re all out of horses, we consider taking the stylistically confident black limo.

But in times of global warming and changing living conditions, our focus lies on sustainability. The horse was a good way to go, but have you ever seen 70 horses in Berlin? We had to think of a different way of transporting our customers.

Thinking with an empty belly is bad for your health, though, so we took the time for a private dinner at Eins44 before accomplishing the impossible: thanks to Berlinagenten’s close connections into the nightlife and party scene, we managed to get the whole group of 70 into the VIP area of infamous Avenue Club. You name it, we make it happen!

So, how to transport that huge group through the city on the next day and still grant everyone the chance to connect with the city intimately? With every couch potato’s nightmare: a bike tour.

Our guides are filled to bursting with knowledge about urban Berlin – be it the creative scene, traditional attractions like Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie and TV-Tower or hidden oases off the beaten path that only well-informed insiders know of. There’s no better way to explore them all than sitting on top of a bike with all the mobility you could dream of at your feet and us to shine a light on your way.

Wait, there is a better way. If you do the bike tour and stop for vodka shots on the way. Don’t believe us? Better do! We took a short break at our friends from Our/Vodka near Club der Visionäre to please your wildest biking dreams. An exclusive vodka tasting and free bottles to bring home as a gift made sure we’d stay in the sattle… more or less.

Back on our horses, we threw a glamorous gala dinner at restaurant Mani which was followed by a wild night out – Berlin style. Dancing until you can’t feel your feet or find yourself making out with some random stranger. Berlinagenten knows where the party is!