IFA International 2019 DAY 1 Edition


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Welcome to Berlin!

With the industry converging on Berlin for IFA, we asked Burkhard

Kieker, CEO, visitBerlin what his message is to visitors to the show

from all around the world.

Welcome to Berlin, welcome to the

city of freedom. Explore our city with

its diverse culture, shopping and food


Your website has a lot of inspiring ideas

for visitors. Please tell us a little more

about how people can use the site.

visitBerlin offers the best suggestions in

terms of museums and exhibitions, green

spots and activities, as well restaurants

and bars. Don’t miss the shopping tips for

special Berlin products and gifts: the city

is very well-known for their sustainable

offer. The links to our apps Going Local

and About Berlin are very helpful, as they

enable visitors to explore secret places

and hear unknown stories through their

mobile devices.

such as reunification, the construction

of the Berlin Wall, the division of the

world during the Cold War and the

overcoming of the Wall by the Peaceful

Revolution of 1989. Berlin is preparing

to commemorate the 30th anniversary

of the Peaceful Revolution and the fall of

the Wall with a large, city-wide festival to

be held from November 4-10. Over the

course of seven days at seven historical

sites, the city will transform into a unique

open-air exhibition and event. The

highlight of the one-week celebrations

will be a music festival held on the

evening of November 9. The city will

celebrate a Festival of Freedom together

with Berliners and guests from all over

the world.

Burkhard Kieker

CEO – visitBerlin

This year is of course a major anniversary

year 30 years after the fall of the wall.

How can visitors discover the history of

the wall and take part in celebrations?

On November 9, a large number of

events in Berlin will deal with topics

www.ifa-international.org IFA International • Friday 6 th September 2019


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