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7th Berliner Kellnerlauf (Waiter’s Race) on the Kranzler Eck

8. May 2017

In keeping with the tradition, the weather at this year’s waiter’s race on 7 May showed its best side once again, making the race yet another complete success this year. Wanted were the fastest of their guild: waiters, bartenders, cooks, waitresses, hotel attendants and beer delivery drivers. The roughly 60 participants put on an exciting race on the 400-meter-long track which was followed live by some 3,500 spectators. Stargast was once again a juror along with TV chef Ralf Zacherl who not only cheered on his colleagues but also rated their desserts. The three winners from each category were awarded a prize of up to €300 and were heavily applauded by the audience.

Young up-and-coming gymnasts in Berlin provided entertainment between the races by putting their skills on display for the enthusiastic audience. Their performance also served to advertise the upcoming International German Gymnastics Festival which will be held in Berlin from 3 to 6 June. Kranzler Eck will also be there as a hotspot. The sympathetic mascots Bärli (Gymnastics Festival) and Knights’ Club (Union Berlin) provided for a cheery and jovial atmosphere among the spectators.

All the results at a glance:

Heimbs Kaffee Waitress’ Race

  1. Luise Hartmann – traffic Club
  2. Jana Reuß – American Bowl & Play Off
  3. Pia Kindermann – Fillet

Airstream Catering Chef’s Race

  1. Yusuf Baskaraca – Sofitel Berlin Kurfürstendamm
  2. Deniz Cetinyilmaz – Sofitel Berlin Kurfürstendamm
  3. Bassist Ahhmad Herawi – Hotel de Rome

Coca Cola Bartender’s Race

  1. Pedro-Pascual Silvera – Sofitel Berlin Kurfürstendamm
  2. Angelique Kühnold – traffic Club
  3. Steven Ladewig – traffic Club

Honda Koch Hotel Attendant’s Race

  1. Efstathios Stathiadis – Hotel De Rome
  2. Selcuk Kajan Sheraton – Grand Hotel Esplanade
  3. Georgios Domouchtsidis – Sheraton Grand Hotel Esplanade

Berliner Kindl Waiter’s Race

  1. Patrick Sühring – Panama Restaurant
  2. Bassist Ahhmad Herawi – Hotel der Rome
  3. Gerald Sachs – American Bowl & Play Off

The Kranzler Eck would like to thank all the participants and spectators!

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Exhibition “Look here, this is West Berlin!”

6. March 2017

It was a small part of the Federal Republic of Germany which was of great political significance after the war: when West Berlin became a symbolic island after the Berlin Wall was built, many new and reconstructed buildings had to meet this high standard. The Berlin-based architecture firm, MASKE + SUHREN, commemorated this event with a small yet fine public exhibition on the typical Berlin advertising columns which could be seen in the Volierengarten (aviary garden) in the Kranzler Eck from 7 March to 7 April 2017.

The exhibition traced the fascinating transition from the “New West” to City West and offers a view of the changing neighbourhood around the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche (Kaiser Wilhelm Memory Church), the Kurfürstendamm, Tauentzienstraße and Berlin Zoo. Today, we perceive the City West as a business area, an enchanting place people long to visit, an area for strolling and amusement, a shopping destination and stronghold for the hotel business – a vibrant, urban centre of Berlin! The Kranzler Eck acts as a modern exhibition venue, confronting visitors with modern architecture, moving history and a long-standing tradition.

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Re-opening of Superdry and Café Kranzler

2. December 2016

The first construction phase at Kranzler Eck in Berlin, primarily consisting of the conversion and development of a new Superdry store,is nearing completion. British fashion chain Superdry will be opening its biggest store in the world, covering an area of 3,800 square metres, in the Kranzler Eck on 4 December. The new Café Kranzler, run by Berlin coffee roaster The Barn will also be opening its doors for the first time since redevelopment. Both tourists and Berliners will soon be able to enjoy the historic rooms of Café Kranzler with its rotunda, sun deck and roof terrace once more.  Superdry and The Barn are planning a whole range of different events to celebrate the opening week from 4 to 10 December, and the Kranzler Eck will also be joining in. On 4,8, 9 and 10 December, visitors can treat themselves to “muffles” – a mix between muffins and waffles filled with a Black Forest cake cream, inspired by the world-famous Black Forest gateau served in the original Café Kranzler. The muffle stand will be located in the passageway between Joachimsthaler Strasse and the courtyard.

Superdry and The Barn are planning a whole range of different events to celebrate the opening week from 4 to 10 December, and the Kranzler Eck will also be joining in. On 4,8, 9 and 10 December, visitors can treat themselves to “muffles” – a mix between muffins and waffles filled with a Black Forest cake cream, inspired by the world-famous Black Forest gateau served in the original Café Kranzler. The muffle stand will be located in the passageway between Joachimsthaler Strasse and the courtyard.The re-opening coincides with the final spurt of the pre-Christmas shopping season. The Christmas lights and decorations have already been put up, bathing the whole Kranzler Eck in a joyful, festive atmosphere. In addition to the usual opening times from Monday to Saturday between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m., the Kranzler Eck will also be open on two shopping Sundays: on 4 and 18 December, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The re-opening coincides with the final spurt of the pre-Christmas shopping season. The Christmas lights and decorations have already been put up, bathing the whole Kranzler Eck in a joyful, festive atmosphere. In addition to the usual opening times from Monday to Saturday between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m., the Kranzler Eck will also be open on two shopping Sundays: on 4 and 18 December, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Impressions:

Eröffnung Superdry Flagshipstore im Kranzler Eck am 8.12.2016 in Berlin. Foto: Gero Breloer für AXA Investment Managers GmbH

Eröffnung Superdry Flagshipstore im Kranzler Eck am 8.12.2016 in Berlin. Foto: Gero Breloer für AXA Investment Managers GmbH

Eröffnung Superdry Flagshipstore im Kranzler Eck am 8.12.2016 in Berlin. Foto: Gero Breloer für AXA Investment Managers GmbH

Eröffnung Superdry Flagshipstore im Kranzler Eck am 8.12.2016 in Berlin. Foto: Gero Breloer für AXA Investment Managers GmbH

Eröffnung Superdry Flagshipstore im Kranzler Eck am 8.12.2016 in Berlin. Foto: Gero Breloer für AXA Investment Managers GmbH

Eröffnung Superdry Flagshipstore im Kranzler Eck am 8.12.2016 in Berlin. Foto: Gero Breloer für AXA Investment Managers GmbH

Eröffnung Superdry Flagshipstore im Kranzler Eck am 8.12.2016 in Berlin. Foto: Gero Breloer für AXA Investment Managers GmbH

Eröffnung Superdry Flagshipstore im Kranzler Eck am 8.12.2016 in Berlin. Foto: Gero Breloer für AXA Investment Managers GmbH

Photographer: Gero Breloer

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Farewell ceremony for Paralympians as they set off for Rio

19. October 2016

Soon after Team Germany’s impressive performance at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Berlin’s Paralympians got together at Kranzler Eck at the invitation of Gerhard Janetzky, President of the Berlin Athletics Association. Following a welcome by the host on the terrace of the Lindner Hotel, Friedhelm Julius Beucher, President of the National Paralympic Committee Germany, addressed the German athletes in an emotional and highly personal speech that fired them up even more for the upcoming Paralympic Games in Rio.

After an informal gathering with the numerous guests, athletes Marianne Buggenhagen, Jan Gürtler, Tom Kierey, Lasse Klötzing and Thomas Ulbricht were introduced to the audience at the Sommerkino open-air cinema. In keeping with the occasion, the event was followed by a screening of documentary film Gold – You can do more than you think.

 

Update:
We would like to congratulate our athletes upon the medals that they won in Rio:

Marianne Buggenhagen – Silver, shot put
Tom Kierey – Silver, canoe (200 m)
Thomas Ulbricht – Bronze, 100 m sprint

NKE schenkt einen Buddy Bär zum 50. Geburtstag des Europacenters

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2. April 2015

Europe Center Turns 50

For half a century, Europa Center has towered over the rooftops of the City West district as perhaps its best known landmark. The memorable occasion called for an appropriate celebration. A crowd of media people and spectators gathered inside before a stage next to the water clock to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of Europa Center on 02 April 2015.

As a token gift to great neighbourhood relations and to the bond of sharing a Kurfürstendamm location over many years, Centre Manager Viola Krecker and Michael Stiebitz presented a Buddy Bear figure on behalf of Neues Kranzler Eck on occasion of the milestone anniversary.

The sculpture depicts a number of images of memorable events involving the high-rise complex during these past decades. It symbolises a long-standing tradition and the friendship between Neues Kranzler Eck and Europa Center in the heart of downtown West Berlin.

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NEW LIGHTING DESIGN FOR THE KANTSTRASSE RAILWAY BRIDGE

2. February 2014

Ugrading the Area

In collaboration with AG City, the Borough of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf is developing a new lighting design for Berlin’s western downtown sub-district of “City West.”

In this context, Neues Kranzler Eck benefits more than other buildings from the new illumination of the railway bridge across Kantstrasse. The artists working with Hans Peter Kuhn of ARUP chose an intentionally subtle and minimalist lighting design for the purpose. The shifting warm white light sets itself apart from the brightly coloured signage and media facades all around it, creating a serene and subdued ambience.

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