Wintergarten Varieté Berlin. This name stands for show, variety and music – entertaining, charming and diversified. Meret Becker or the Tiger Lillies, Max Raabe or Eckart von Hirschhausen, newcomers or international stars of the variety scene: this is where the world meets in a unique atmosphere of mirrors, wood, dark red velvet and the legendary starry sky.
“Europe’s most beautiful variety”, a “jewel among varieties”, “Berlin’s probably most beautiful theater” – these are the superlatives used by the press to talk about the beauty of the Wintergarten.
Every 3-4 months the Wintergarten presents a new variety show from its own production on the pulse of the time with music and excellent acrobatics. The world’s most renowned artistes have always performed at the Wintergarten. For the younger visitors there are, in addition, magical kids’ shows, and on Monday and Tuesday, the Wintergarten Spotlights feature many different artistes from the fields of concert, literature, cabaret and performance.
Let yourself also be seduced in culinary terms, before or during the show, from a selection of sophisticated snacks to a classical 3 course menu, paired with an excellent bottle of wine, a glass of champagne or an inspiring cocktail.
At Friedrichstraße the history of the Wintergarten started in 1880. In 1900 it was one of the best among the 80 Berlin varieties. No novelty, no sensation and none of the major entertainers was able to go past the Wintergarten: the most well known girl troupes performed here, virtuoso artistes, the clowns Grock and Charlie Rivel, the wonder juggler Rastelli as well as the escape artist Houdini. During the 20s names such as Claire Waldoff and Otto Reutter marked the reputation of the house. In 1944 only the legend of a big name, Wintergarten Varieté, remained after a bombing raid.
On September 25, 1992 the Wintergarten Varieté re-opened at its current location. The press cheered: Berlin had its Wintergarten
Today the theater is not only very popular with the Berliners. As a result of word-ofmouth recommendations and the media, the Wintergarten reaches a broad international audience and is recommended by Time Magazine as a cultural experience for Europe. More than 4 million visitors attended the extravagantly produced shows since the re-opening.
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The world’s best acrobatics with the most extraordinary ideas of presentation of the hottest acrobats and directors, combined with live music, wherever it makes sense and is feasible – that’s exactly what the Wintergarten Varietéin Berlin stands for. This will also apply in 2015 when the revival of the successful show BREAKIN’ MOZART will combine acrobatics with the music of Mozart – and with Breakdance! – in a phenomenal way and something completely new will emerge. Or if before that, in fall / winter 2014, the world of magic takes over and incredible things happen in the MAGICAL MYSTERY SHOW, whilst the Wintergarten Varieté is transformed into a somnambulistic place of illusions.
THE MAGICAL MYSTERY SHOW – the Magicians’ Show
October 15, 2014 – February 18, 2015
BREAKIN‘ MOZART (probably from February 18, 2015)
Wintergarten Open Air
Since 2013 the Wintergarten Varieté has been the only Berlin-based theater to present once a year an open air variety show – and with this idea it has met a highly interested audience and secured a large media impact. The excursion of the rock variety show “Forever Young” under the genuine starry sky of one of Germany’s most beautiful open air stages, the Kindl Bühne Wuhlheide, enthralled thousands of spectators. At the same place the soul variety show ALL NIGHT LONG will present the world’s most well known soul hits on September 13, 2014 – made visible for the eye through spectacular performances of the most renowned artistes that the Wintergarten Varieté normally produces at Potsdamer Straße in Berlin Tiergarten.
The soul variety show ALL NIGHT LONG:
September 13, 2014, Kindl Bühne Wuhlheide
Wintergarten SPOTLIGHTS: On Mondays and Tuesdays
At the beginning of the week the Spotlights are on the program of the Wintergarten. These are individual events in the genres cabaret, concert, literature and performance. Artistes such as the exceptional contortionist David Pereira, rock musician Carl Carlton, cabaret icon Werner Schneyder with his own songs, opera singer Anna Maria Kaufmann (together with Roncalli clown Peter Shub) and many others ensure entertaining, diversified evening events.
Christmas time is family time: ZIMT & ZAUBER
The Advent period is a fairytale period.Every year the Wintergarten Varieté presents “Zimt & Zauber” (Cinnamon & Magic), the traditional series of events for families – in co-operation with the Berlin kids circus CaBuWaZi (location: Springling “Marzahn”) and the Berlin Fairytale Days: with Advent pastry, coffee or cocoa. This year “Peter Pan” flies over the Wintergarten stage for an adventurous journey to Never-Never Land.
ZIMT & ZAUBER 2014: Peter Pan, Nov. 23, 30 and Dec. 07, 14, 21, 22, 23, 28, 2014
age: 30 +
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