25th anniversary of the Madrid – Berlin city partnership

27.06. - 29.06.2013

Madrid and Berlin are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their city partnership this year. As part of this celebration, Governing Mayor Klaus Wowereit visited Spain’s capital city from 27 to 29 June 2013, where he took part in a full program of events with his fellow mayor, Madrid’s Ana Botella Serrano. The five guest performances of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, at the Teatro Real and the Auditorio Nacional were the program’s absolute highlight. Klaus Wowereit also gave a presentation on Berlin as a “smart city” to the Nueva Economía Fórum at the Ritz Hotel. Mayor Botella held a cocktail reception at the Parque del Retiro in honor of Klaus Wowereit, and visits to the cultural center “Matadero y Madrid Rio” and the museum for contemporary art “Reina Sofia” rounded off his trip.