In 2009, the city of Berlin will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Fall of the Wall. The construction of the Berlin Wall began on August 13, 1961 – from then on, it was the very symbol not only of a divided city but also of a divided German nation and of the Cold War. For nearly three decades the Wall kept people in East and West Germany separate from each other – when it finally tumbled down on November 9, 1989. The pictures of the Fall of the Berlin Wall and the peaceful revolution of the East German people went around the world and led to the reunification of Germany. To commemorate the events of the years 1989 and 1990 and to bring into focus the progress that has been made in the last 20 years, numerous festivities will be taking place in the German capital this year.
The fate of the Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin is ever so closely linked to Berlin’s recent history. The five-star Hotel is therefore offering a special package for all those interested in history who want to recall this eventful night of turbulence and deep emotions in all its historic dimensions:
The highlight of this Package is a special sightseeing tour accompanied by a personal guide. During the tour, participants will be taken to the remnants of the Wall as well as to Berlin’s most significant places and buildings that played a major role in the historical events reaching their climax on November 9, 1989. The deluxe Package includes one night’s accommodation in a Junior Suite as well as a sumptuous gourmet breakfast buffet on the next morning. Upon arrival, the guests will find fresh fruit and mineral water in their room. In the Gourmet Restaurant Lorenz Adlon, which earned a Michelin-star in 2008 for the sixth consecutive year, Chef de cuisine Thomas Neeser will serve an exquisite 5 course dinner, including a glass of champagne as aperitif, to make this an evening of sheer culinary bliss. A night at the Lorenz Adlon, which gives a breathtaking view of the brightly illuminated Brandenburg Gate – the symbol of the city of Berlin and its reunification – will be an everlasting experience.