20 Dec 2018 Experiencing the luxurious side of Berlin
What do you do when your guests have seen it all and have been anywhere? That was cpb culturepartner berlin’s quest with a group of luxury guests, all versatile and well-cultured travelers who came to Berlin in December.
Our solution was to show them the luxurious side of Berlin. We organised an exclusive Christmas ride through the lit-up city, experiencing the beautiful handcraft Christmas market in the middle of town, visiting the exclusive flagship store of the Royal Porcelain Manufacturer and the boutique of the jeweler and long-standing client of ours, whose shop boasts of a view on the Brandenburg Gate – the best setting to discover that diamonds are not only a girl’s best friend!
At the end of this day, we delighted our guests with high-end culinary highlight in Michelin-star restaurants with the “upcoming talent of the year 2018” – the Berlin master cook Nicholas Hahn, savoring his wonderful variety of new German cuisine.
As cultural highlights of the weekend, we presented a nice blend of tradition and modernity: we invited the guests for an exclusive organ concert in the biggest German protestant church, the Berlin Cathedral. The group had their own seats in the first-floor loggia, where formerly the last Emperor of Germany, Wilhelm II, attended service with the whole imperial family and used as an entrance the imperial staircase which is only open on special occasions – such as visits of cpb’s guests.
The concert was performed on the famous “Sauer-organ” that was built together with the Cathedral and finished in 1905. Today, the organ is the biggest still original (and not war-destroyed) organ of that turn of the centuries. To complete the royal note of the visit, the group got secret insights to the building during an exclusive guided tour.
After this visit, the imperial feeling seemed to continue with a visit of the former Princesses’ Palais, which was originally built for three beautiful royal daughters of King Wilhelm III at the beginning of the 18th century. But though nicely restored after WWII with its original Rococo décor outside, the Palais offers a modern steel-concrete interior decorated with the finest contemporary art you will find in the collection of Deutsche Bank since it re-opened in September of this year.
Would you like to join us for a luxurious treat in Germany? Get in touch with the team!