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Red Carpet – Henrik’s World of Glamour

It’s been a while since we last reported about our sinful little weekends maneuvers, but that’s just because we’re always working or drinking. Or both. It is our self proclaimed noble duty to visit the city’s flashiest red carpets and help empty the champagne stocks where we can. And all just for you! Promise. Here’s the hottest openings of the past months.

Bricole
Prenzlauerberg’s buggy-pushing-vegan-moms, rejoice! The district of soy milk frappucinos and sky-high rents now boasts its own distinctive gourmet temple. With Bricole, former Borchardt restaurant manager Fabian Fischer sets sail for new culinary horizons. The opening night revealed an atmospheric Hors ­d’œu­v­re-Bar with a tasty stronghold: wonderful bite-sized portions inspired Paris’ culinary delights, just without the stiffness. The only thing you won’t find at Bricole are main courses.

Interview Magazine Party
Ever since Andy Warhol founded INTERVIEW magazine in 1969, their parties put people’s livers to the test. Naturally our livers weren’t exactly thrilled when we received an invitation to the German spin off’s 5 year jubilee. But it’s hard to say no when the party takes place at Provocateur, Berlin’s brand new burlesque hotel. Red plush, international top DJs and a Russian oligarch as sponsor attracted celebs from Dr. Döpfner (CEO Springer) to TV icon Palina Rojinski.

Bulgari’s Night of the Legend Party
Befitting their reputation as an extravagant fashion label, guests of Bulgari’s Berlinale party were chauffeured in sleek brand-new Porsches. The party’s motto? “See and be seen”. The same as every fashion party’s. Ever. What most people don’t know: The A-list celebs just come for the red carpet. After that, they take off to the next paparazzi-loaded event and leave the party to the C-&D-list. Spotted on the carpet: Lottie Moss (Kate’s sister), Toni Garrn, Armie Hammer and Daniel Brühl.

GALA magazine Berlinale Party
Gala magazine loves gossip, but for celebrities it’s a love-hate relationship. On one hand they want privacy, on the other they crave attention. Gala’s grand Berlinale party definitely was a hotspot for attention seekers – the who-is-who of the film scene assembled to kick off this year’s Berlinale. Crowds of celebs shuffled down the red carpet, foremost Jean Paul Gaultier, who loves Berlin parties. In Paris, everyone’s too snobbish. Couldn’t agree more, Jean Paul. Now give us back our champagne glass.

RBB Xmas Special
It seems the word has gotten around that we’re a real door opener for nightlife reports. This time it was TV station RBB who asked us to show them how Berlin ticks when the sun goes down. We present: Berlin from 9pm to midnight.

Berlinagenten Luxury Award Party
We’re easily among the coolest lifestyle agencies in the milky way, so naturally we had to throw a big fat party to celebrate our award as “best culinary experience of the year” at Luxury Travel Guide. As true hedonists, we invited our partners to celebrate at sinful Sodom&Gomorra bar in Berlin-Mitte, where the nights are known to be just as long as dirty. The atmosphere was delightful until Henrik held his thank-you speech fuelled by no less than three moscow mules. After his speech, things went off the hook. Sword-swallowing Beautiful Jewels, pumping party classics and an everlasting supply of Berlin’s finest beverages assured the No. 1 Berlinagenten rule was enforced: no one goes home sober.

Eat BerlinMampes neue Heimat
According to lifestyle magazine Traveller’s World, Eat Berlin ranks among the 10 best gourmet festivals in the world. Tickets to their selected events are in high demand, so we were lucky to be invited to one of the coolest events to date – Skykitchen’s away game at MAMPE’s neue Heimat. Star cook Alexander Koppe’s 5-course menu was the perfect match for three distinctive Mampe drinks – a revived Schnapps label that can only be bought at the manufactory in Berlin.

On Tour – Carving Ice in Paradise

When we hear “ice”, our thoughts naturally drift towards delicious cocktails and crushed ice – maybe ice cubes – with a tiny rainbow colored umbrella in it, saying “Drink me! Drink me now and love me later!”. Since we understand not all our guests share our well-known passion for cocktails and party hats, we presented them a form of ice anyone can get behind. We proudly present: Our first ice-carving workshop, fuelled entirely by the raw artistic skill of our guests (and just a little bit of mulled wine).

Overlooking the area from Amano’s roof terrace, 11 teams hacked and slashed away with sharp axes to create what we believe is some of the finest ice-carving art in history (see pictures). Of course handling the axes was a little dangerous – but then, we don’t specialise in creating day trips for pensioners but in forging unforgettable Berlin experiences!

To prove that point, our following Gastro Rallye kidnapped our guests’ taste buds and took them on a road trip of culinary delights. A journey from Paris to Tel-Aviv with Mani restaurant’s luxurious cuisine, on to Asia in Tim Raue’s Sra Bua in Adlon Hotel. The last stop was Berlin’s pioneer members’ club – Münzstudio. Münz’s Belle Etage has seen prominent guests ranging from Take That to Quentin Tarantino – just enough for our demanding customers.

With our extensive selection of award-winning tours, we’re happy to please every taste coming our way. However, we’re even more eager to create unique experiences, hand-tailored for our customers’ desires. Whatever your poison is, we’ll add a spoon of awesomeness and make sure you never forget Berlin. And us.

Berlinagenten is Global Winner at Luxury Travel Guide Awards 2016

Following our honouring as Germany’s best Culinary Experience by the Luxury Travel Guide earlier this year, we’re more than thrilled to announce our Gastro-Rallye concept was premiered global winner in the category Culinary Experience of the Year by the LTG award team last Monday (November 7th).

At the award ceremony in London’s Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street, nominees from around the globe competed in 30 categories to discover the best accomodations, restaurants, destinations, wedding specialists & tour companies in the world. The black tie event was moderated by guest judge and Travel Channel host Shane Green and included Sash&Fritz premium vodka from Berlin, which we took to be a good omen for winning the award ceremony.

Bringing his ravishing blue glittering blazer to full bloom, Henrik’s appearance on stage was sure to steal the show. He thanked the award team and announced it wouldn’t have been possible without his amazing team, restaurant partners and guides, but also that he wasn’t completely surprised by winning, since he already received lots of international press coverage and A-celebs signing up for his lifestyle tours in Berlin.

The award also is a recognition for the aspiring Berlin culinary scene, which now officially ranks among the best gourmet destinations in the world. The scene has come a long way and this award confirms Berlin’s fine-dining destinations have come of age. The city is ready for the world’s most demanding foodies, jet-setters and gourmets and we’re sure it will create even more buzz in the years to come. Berlinagenten already plans the launch of the successful Gastro-Rallye concept on a global stage. Stay tuned for more info.

Red Carpet – Henrik’s Speech

Berlinagenten has quite a history. More than 10 years ago Berlinagenten CEO Henrik Tidefjard founded one of the foremost lifestyle tour agencies in Europe. Berlinagenten has been a success story from day one and it’s important to share your values and experiences with the world and help young aspiring founders to find inspiration for the careers that lie in front of them.

At the Junior Chamber Club (a sub-organization of the Swedish chamber of commerce) in Düsseldorf, Germany, Henrik held a speech in front of JCC members, ambitious founders, interested parties, career experts, company representatives and board members. He advised them to look beyond their framing, to find their own path in a world where so much already seems to have been achieved. To not be envious of someone else’s success but to live and give life to the fullest, so the world can benefit from your energy and you can benefit from the world’s energy.

We hope we managed to inspire some of the thinkers and doers of tomorrow, not so they can follow our footsteps, but so they will leave their own.

Berlin Love – Berlinagenten Image Movie

For the past year we’ve been secretly working on what we believe is one of the most glorious image movies of all time, and we’re both happy and proud to share the result with you today before hopping on the plane to our summer vacation.

Our love for Berlin grows deeper with every day, a love we like to share with our high demanding customers, from world travellers to celebs like Madonna,Tara Reid or Adele. With us you’ll dive into Berlin’s thriving lifestyle scene and experience everything from its edgy underground parties, sexy beach clubs, world famous street art to its high class cuisines and everything beyond.

For more than 10 years we’ve been working both locally and globally as an internationally renowned lifestyle agency, aiming to the create unique, honest, and genuine experiences
for our customers from all over the world. Berlinagenten says THANK YOU for your trust and we’re already looking forward to the next 10 years with you!

Long story short – enjoy the video.

Berlinagenten Wins the Luxury Travel Award

Grab a bottle of champagne and put your kinkiest party dress on – Berlinagenten won an Oscar! Well… not an actual Oscar. We’re happy to announce we won the Luxury Travel Award for the Culinary Experience of the Year, which honestly is the closest thing to an Oscar you can win without being an actor.

The award winners are selected for their achievements in the travel industry by in-house professionals, international representatives of the hospitality scene and celebrity guest judges. They awarded our Gastro Rallye, a tour where one course is served at each restaurant. The ‘Gastro Rallye’ is an overall experience. While you’re eating and enjoying yourself in 3 or 4 different restaurants, you gain an introduction to the lifestyle of Berlin.

The focus lies on innovation of food and a modern kitchen, service orientation, contemporary interior and cool overall design. We usually avoid Michelin star restaurants as they often are too pretentious, missing the buzz of a cool crowd. That approach was the beginning of Berlinagenten - a story of success. It was never our intention to save the world, but to help high demanding travellers. We feel very honored to receive this award and we want to thank all our customers, partners and guides who have made all this possible.

Berlinagenten for ever!

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 – 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!

Red Carpet – Henrik’s World of Glamour

As always Berlinagenten has no fear of red carpets, crowded openings or once again standing in the spotlight because we’re slightly hammered. This is Berlin, baby!

Soulfashion VIP Opening

What happens when an Australian DJane and a Berlin based fashion designer get together..? Yep. We get drunk! Premium women’s wear label Berlina Pflanze and DJane Cherokee proudly hosted the first Soulfashion party, whose concept it is to help aspiring brands and artists on their way to the top by giving them the chance to display their products at the party. We got our groove on while trying on some designer pieces (Oops. Is that a tomato stain? Wasn’t us.) and happily slurping on our proseccos. Drinks, music and fashion – what else could we wish for? We’re already looking forward to the next Soulfashion party!

Senses Award

Each year the Senses lifestyle magazine hosts a pompous ceremony to award the world’s best Spas and Hotels that put a focus on wellness and healthy lifestyle. We joyfully swept up the red carpet at the brand new Titanic Deluxe Hotel and joined what was definitely not one of your standard industry events: Surrounded by prominent figures like Julian FM Stoeckel and Fiona Erdmann from German TV’s Jungle Camp, Harald Glööckler, there even was a touch of royal-flair in the air: best-selling author prince Asfa Wossen Asserate from Ethiopia, prince Fay Jahan Ara from Dubai and even some of the remnants of the German royalty joined Berlinagenten to find out who would climb the lifestlye olymp!

Even though Titanic Deluxe Hotel only opened its doors this March, they already took home the award for Best Architectural Expression. Congratulations!

Berlin Wormland

The Mall of Berlin’s fashion family has a new member -  Wormland. We’re always in for tasty snacks and free booze – even better when they’re combined with groovy live music and an extravagant Calvin Klein fashion-installation. On the far side of the store, you’ll find a classy clinker brick look next to warm oak elements, while on the other side you’ll find yourself surrounded by hand-painted concrete and black steel. A tasteful mix! With singer Jesper Munk performing live, other singers like Dandy Diary, Larry Poppins and Andreas Bourani took the time to have a closer look at the impressive collection of fine Calvin Klein clothing. What we found most remarkable about this event: people duly waited in line to get a drink – which happens about once in every 1000 events.

Eurovision Song Contest Party

We never miss the best parties! The Hofbräuhaus near Alexanderplatz was filled to bursting with gays and fag hags as we took places at our VIP table. We’re not sure how she does it, but Nina Queer seems to be the only person who gets away with constant malicious gossip while moderating. The audience took one ironic stab after another and loved Nina for every word she said! A privelege that only comes with being Nina Queer. On that night Henrik enjoyed a special privilege aswell. As an official representative (cough cough) of the winning nation, Henrik got on the stage with a bunch of other intoxicated Swedes and celebrated their glorious victory Berlinagentenstyle – right in the spotlight. The audience appreciated the stage’s optical upgrade by going completely insane! Next year, we’ll be in Sweden for the ESC 2016. We won’t miss that huge European party!


The Scene – 5 hidden bars and clubs

Berlin boasts the best clubbing scene in the world. Period. With locations like Berghain, Kater Blau, Sisyphos, Watergate and KitKat, you can party from Friday to Monday, Monday to Wednesday, Wednesday to Friday and then start all over again. These clubs are world famous and often more crowded than a gym after New Year’s Day, so we handpicked a small but exclusive selection of hidden bars and clubs that will give you the Berlin experience on a much more intimate level. We present to you: 5 of Berlin’s best kept secrets.

Anita Berber

Does the name Anita Berber ring a bell with you? Known to wear a pet-monkey around her neck and regularly showing up completely wasted in public, Berlin’s notorious actress and dancer Anita filled the newspapers in the roaring 20’s with her drug and sex escapades. Thanks to local techno heroes Tom Clark and Sammy Dee, Anita is still making people dance today – as a cozy intimate Berlin night club. Don’t expect a bass heavy Berghain-style techno bunker, but rather an intimate cosmopolitan mixture of bar and night club whose decoration pays hommage to the 1920’s while groovy electronic beats guide you through the night. This is where the centuries meet!

How to get there: Coming from train station Wedding, head down Lindower Straße and turn right into Gerichtsstraße at the huge place at the end of the street. After a hundred meters or so you’ll reach house number 23 – the entrance is divided by a small pillar in the middle. Enter the premises and walk on until you’ve reached the last backyard. There, you made it!

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Larry Bar

One more fancy-shmancy bar in the once underground district Mitte and we’re going to throw up our champagne!! Wait, what? Nevermind. You can’t help but to take a liking to “anti-cocktail” bar Larry, which is filled to bursting with young, energetic people. Finally we have an edgy counterpart to match all the overpriced bars in Mitte, where the nights don’t get half as hot and nowhere as entertaining.  If you’re looking for some serious fun and have the same weakness for electro pop, drunk girls and 70’s slot machines, we’ll see you soon at Larry Bar. 

How to get there: From the intersection Friedrichstraße / Torstraße, turn left diagonally and you’ll see the bar sitting right at the crossing on ground level. It’s not illuminated from the outside so keep your eyes wide open!

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Ipse

Berlin is getting ready for a hot summer and what is predicted to be the biggest Open Air Party summer the city has ever seen! Ipse is amongst the most promising newcomers in the scene – with world class acts like Super Flu and andhim rocking the premises, the line up’s quality often compares to Berghain and the likes, though it’s aimed at a relaxed sunday afterhour crowd rather than full blown all night ravers (even though there’s an well-sounding indoor floor for when it gets too cold). The location feels very inviting, too: the vast outdoor area is determined by the typical Bar-25-style woodwork and a cozy touch of nature. Surrounded by trees, a river flowing past you, a cold beer in your hand and relaxed techno tunes to please your ears. What more could you ask for?!

How to get there: The entrance is right next to the gas station = to reach the entrance walk down the dark path just right next to the gas station (passing the entrance to restaurant Freischwimmer)

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Fairytale Bar

Tell ‘em the fairytale gone bad”. Sorry but no can do, Sunrise Avenue! Near Märchenbrunnen in Friedrichshain you’ve got all the ingredients for a fairytale gone great. The bar staff – or rather, mythical bar figures – are dressed up as fairytale characters and serve legendary drinks in a location that’s somewhere between Alice in Wonderland and an erotic fox’s den. The cocktail card looks like an ancient storybook and features mysterious drinks like Creshire Cat, The Black Knight or Jabberwocky. Legend has it that some frogs have been turned into princes in this location already, which may partly be due to the welcome drink you get. Its bottle looks like it was originally intended to hold venom, but don’t be fooled. This shot is your ticket into Wonderland and if you’re still not convinced – drink a cocktail from Cinderella’s high heels. Literally.

How to get there: On the other side of the Märchebrunnen in Friedrichshain, there’s this one dark inconspicuous door that looks like it leads to nowhere. Ring the bell and enter at own risk.

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OHM

We imagine OHM to be the short version of OHMYGOD. Located in a former thermal power station’s battery room, OHM is both art and party space and best known for its electrifying atmosphere and electronic dance music parties that regularly go through the roof. It’s located right next to Berlin’s techno temple Tresor and you can joyfully wink at the clueless tourists standing in line to Tresor as you pass them to a much cooler location. OHM hasn’t shown up on the touristic nightlife maps yet, so even though it’s right next to one of Berlin’s most famous clubs, it’s hidden right under their noses. Rule number one: Don’t talk about OHM. Rule number two: Have an unlabelled yet delicious beer from the bar. Rule number three: See Rule number one and two.

How to get there: From subway station Heinrich-Heine-Straße, follow the Köpenicker Straße for about 150m before turning left. It’s located in a huge industrial complex, but don’t take the main entrance (that’s Tresor). Pass the building and you’ll find an inconspicuous door that says “OHM”.

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