Berlin Freedom Dinner

Berlin Freedom Dinner

07 August 2021

Berliners can say goodbye to "their" Tegel Airport and at the same time celebrate a festival of joie de vivre in the midst of difficult times.

  • Tegel© dpa
  • "#DankeTXL" steht auf der Flughafen-Terrasse© dpa
    Flashback: "#ThankYouTXL" is written on the terrace of Tegel Airport, from where the Airbus of the French airline Air France can be seen.

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At the Freedom Dinner, 3000 Berliners and their guests meet on the runway of the former airport for a seated dinner in the open air. Everyone gets a dinner box with treats - such as Rainbow Bowl, mini macarons and regional cold dish. In addition, people are also allowed to bring their own food.

A musical and artistic programme will be provided by artists from the capital region. The result will be - typically Berlin - colourful! From world music to swing, diverse sounds will float through the air on the summer evening at the former airport.

«Berlin is back!»

The free event is hosted by the Berlin Senate Chancellery, the Senate for Economic Affairs, Energy and Industry, Messe Berlin, the Tegel Project and Visit Berlin. The Governing Mayor Michael Müller on the Freedom Dinner: "With the Freedom Dinner in Tegel we want to say "thank you" and make a statement and show: Berlin is back! Even though we still have to abide by rules and be careful, open-air events like this allow us to be there again for the people of Berlin and our guests. It's going to be a beautiful evening that I'm really looking forward to.".

At a glance

Open Air
Berlin Freedom Dinner
Former Airport Berlin Tegel TXL
7. August 2021
Opening hours
6 to 10 p.m., admission starting at 3:30 p.m.
Admission Fee
Free entrance
required: possible online starting 26 July, 4 p.m. A further 1000 tickets available from 4 p.m. on 3 August.
Corona regulations
Visitors must be vaccinated, recovered or tested negative. FFP2 masks are compulsory for all visitors who are not at their seats.


Flughafen Tegel
13405 Berlin
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© Richard Haughton

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Last edited: 3. August 2021