The event was originally founded in 1872 as a charity event to benefit distressed journalists, but due to the pandemic the birthday celebration was postponed to this year. But that didn’t dampen the event’s popularity and significance – a total of about 600 guests attended the unforgettable ball night, including philosopher Michel Friedmann, Family Minister Lisa Paus and comedian Oliver Kalkofe.
On Instagram, we have already provided you with some impressions, because there were many highlights: With the support of Mondo Gate AG, Poland’s former president Lech Walesa was presented with the honorary prize of the Berlin Press Ball by Berlin’s governing mayor Franziska Giffey. A raffle was held again this year, the proceeds of which went to the Kolibri association and the Berliner Kältehilfe charity. Performances by the “Blue Man Group,” the “Comedian Harmonists” and sand animation artist Alyona Voynova made the evening an unforgettable experience.
Originator Press Ball Video: Andreas Dorfmann for HAUPTSTADT.TV