The Haus der Kulturen der Welt is a forum for the contemporary cultures of Africa, Asia and Latin America. It is located in the former Congress Hall, in the Tiergarten. Containing a number of large and small rooms, the Haus der Kulturen der Welt is an ideal venue for interactive encounters between a wide variety of media and art forms. All kinds of events - music, dance, theatre, exhibitions, films, readings and symposia - sometimes running parallel and simultaneously - can be staged here. Since the former Congress Hall was reopened as the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in 1989, the world-famous building has become a lively venue, popular with young audiences. Each year, the Haus der Kulturen der Welt attracts more than 300,000 people with its own programme. It also holds additional capacity for concerts, festivals, conferences and incentive events staged by outside organisers.
Other advantages include its location at the geographical heart of Berlin, midway between the two city centres: the Zoo and Alexanderplatz. Opposite the Haus der Kulturen der Welt stands the Reichstag building, home of the German parliament, and next door the Federal Chancellery. The restaurant terrace overlooks the Spree river, where Haus der Kulturen der Welt has its own landing stage. Enjoying an excellent reputation as a venue, the Haus der Kulturen der Welt also has a wide appeal among the public at large.
The building, which dates from 1957, is classified as a historical monument. Combined, the furnishings, the interior design and the colour scheme form a unique ensemble of prestigious 1950s architecture. With multifunctional rooms of varying sizes, the Haus der Kulturen der Welt can seat up to 1,040 people. And, of course, it also boasts modern show equipment and experienced caterers. Its world-famous silhouette and the open character of the hall, which invites communication, ideally reflect the goal of the Haus der Kulturen der Welt as a centre for international encounters. They also provide a perfect - and promising - environment for your events.