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On Tour: Looking For Freedom With The Cider Of Sweden

December tours don’t always have to be cold and grey, at least not if you choose Berlinagenten to colour your stay! Our customers from Kopparberg UK, famous for making Sweden’s finest cider, wisely chose to have a very colourful time in Berlin and we were aiming to paint their stay vividly. 

To really reach into Berlin’s cool & hip scene, our cider-lovers chose the popular Urban Insider Tour. We knew we had found they key to our guests’ hearts when Henrik smashed away his terrific version of “Looking for Freedom” on the bus to the delight of everyone, right after we’d already seen the Brandenburg Gate (of course), the Potsdamer Platz, had strolled across the misty Oberbaumbrücke and had walked the Eastside Gallery, where David Hasselhoff, the undisputed godfather of freedom-looking, once became a Berliner

Arriving at Soho House in the early evening, our guests’ eyes went wide when they found themselves embraced by the comforting luxury the house offers. Oh and don’t tell anyone – but we’ve heard one of Hollywood’s most famous film makers is shooting a movie in Berlin for the next two months and he’s resides at the Soho House. If you’re a paparazzi, forget this information immediately! 

We then found ourselves surrounded by curious faces all around when slurping down one cocktail after another next to jade-green pool at the roof top bar: where would the trip go? It was top secret…

…until we finally entered the culinary gem that captures the city’s taste like no other: La Soupe Populaire. We love the English and their habits and here’s a great one: Dress like it’s summer. Berlin in december? No problem. Summer clothes. If they don’t get too warm. The staff at La Soupe Populaire surely don’t get to see that very often but they played it cool by serving them prosecco upon arrival, making them feel warmer immediately (if they ever felt cold anyway).

After the dinner we’ve had a few more cocktails (the x-mas edition cocktail had a chocolate Santa in it, woaah!) in the VIP section of an edgy bar located in the machine room of an old brewery. Our guests became eager to really drop the bomb for the night. They were excited to get a taste of the legendary Berlin nightlife, and they’d found the perfect travel agency to do so! Henrik made some quick calls and before long, we found ourselves on the backseat of six cabs, on the way to the famous Avenue Club. Elegantly we jumped the queue and flew right through to the dancefloor – a legendary party night that went well into the morning hours and well beyond!

Our cheerful guests arrived as 35 Kopparbergers, but left as 35 Kopparberliners. We love to entertain our guests, especially if they’re keen to rock the city with glam and style. Now that we’ve seen what cider can do to people, we really hope cider makes the breakthrough in Berlin soon. No one needs Club Mate anyway.

On Tour: Location Scouting with Berlinagenten


Last month we received very special request. A global travel and data management agency (Hogg&Robinson) exclusively contacted Berlinagenten and wanted us to hook them up with a stylish&edgy location in Berlin to fit their special needs for a gala dinner in spring 2015.

Things still looked good when we started extending our tentacles in search of a suitable location for the first event (yes, we have tentacles). The requirements were clear: space for around 150 persons, prestigious and an elegant feel to it. So far, so good. Having been in the business for more than a decade, we knew just who to call to make arrangements for inspections of four exquisite locations.

First stop was a luxurious penthouse at Potsdamer Platz. Off the radar of the usual event planner, this place offers a panorama view over the city and an excellent view on some of Berlin’s most popular landmarks. A circular terrace surrounding the penthouse gives the place a very unique and airy flair. Our costumers were quite impressed with the view and were eager to see more. (“Look George, is that the Brandenburger Gate over there?!”)

Just a hop and a jump away, the second location already awaited our eager costumers. Offering a modest elegance, the look of the location reminds of a sleek catwalk. Tastefully designed and with a flexible room concept (studio and salon – or both!), this place is perfect for anything from receptions, dinners and conferences to live cooking shows or exhibitions.

Location number three. What a beauty this one is! It essentially is a renovated&refurbished vault of a former bank near Gendarmenmarkt. Antic roman columns and a beautifully illuminated ceiling give the whole place a dreamy shine. Despite the fact one of our guests accidentally smashed a carefully arranged pyramid of prosecco glasses to pieces („ooops..!“) everyone was still keen to check out the last stop for the day.

Last one’s typical for Berlin – an airy, industrial charme, high ceilings and an international reputation. Originally built as a power plant station around 1900, it was turned into a techno club in the 90s. International top DJs like Paul van Dyk paid hommage to the club before it was turned into an all-purpose venue in 1997. Now it is home to all kinds of events from hosts all around the world and one of Berlin’s most popular event locations.

Our costumers were very happy about our selection and stunned about the variety of locations Berlin has to offer. Now that we had proven worthy, our costumers cheerfully announced a week later they were looking for yet another location at the end for their gala dinner. Different requirements this time – cool, edgy, urban. So, no free weekend and back into the game – making calls, arranging inspections and ordering more booze in case our client gets thirsty while laying their eyes on the locations.

Location #2 

This task turned out to be more tricky – there’s a huge demand for that kind of location in Berlin and with only three more weeks to go until their party, we needed to act quickly to still be able to supply our costumers with nothing but the coolest locations out there. We were in for some fierce competition with other location scouts but luckily our charming (and good looking) boss Henrik was able to make use of his connections – Berlinagenten first.

So, there we went again. To begin with, we presented our costumers a 100-year old factory in the city center. The place is a rough beauty – raw walls, custom hand-made furniture and unique accessoires. Materials like waste wood, copper and conrecte that change their appearance over time add an incomparable touch to the location’s overall feel. Awesome place!

We had to drive a little further to find our next location near Berlin Rummelsburg. Once a public river bath, the vast premises (22.000 sqm) is now home to creative heads, freethinkers and organisers and offers spaces from 50 to 900 sqm for even the biggest of parties.

The very last stop (finally!) comes straight from the roaring twenties. We led our guests into the depths of Berlin history – an antique cinema opened back in 1929 with its insides largely untouched, now mostly used as a location for film/TV-shootings. The 150 persons that’ll fit into this room will be able to breathe in the fame of days past, that’s for sure (maybe some dust of the past, too, or even an actor’s ghost from the roaring twenties!)

Our clients were impressed by the huge diversity of locations, which hide off the beaten track in Berlin and now we’re excited to see which location they’ll choose for their gala dinner.

Whatever the results of our location scouting with our potential client, we were able to detect some of Berlins best kept secrets. He who seeks shall find – and we definitely love location scouting in Berlin!