Located in the center of hipster Berlin-Mitte and surrounded by dozens of modern art galleries, ultramodern cafes and fancy shops you will find the greatest cultural relief by consigning yourself to the world of Clärchens Ballhaus – ballroom, restaurant, event location and time machine. This place looks and acts like it did a century ago and it truly celebrates the bygone times: no superfood but Schnitzel and Buletten, bow-tied and a bit blunt waiters, mirror ball and tea dance, cha-cha-cha, waltz and swing.
Clärchens Ballhaus is famous for its ballroom disco (including dancing lessons in the late afternoon and a bombastic live band in the middle of the night) but its most precious nostalgic sensation is hidden above the big dance hall:
The Mirror Hall (Spiegelsaal) is a chandeliered ballroom upstairs and has witnessed the Golden Twenties’ wild parties of the dignified ladies and gentlemen as well as some bad bombing in World War II.
In 2005 it finally reopened and, thanks to its saviors, it still shows the signs of its history. And maybe it is these big, partially cracked and blind mirrors, the fading wallpaper and the chipped paint that open and vitalize the space in an almost sensual way. You can feel, smell and physically be part of the history.
There are a couple of possibilities to see the Mirror Hall, but if you are into fine classical music, there is only one way to experience a perfect combination of music and scene: the Sunday Concert (Sonntagskonzert). So crown your weekend with a classical chamber concert at the Spiegelsaal in Clärchens Ballhaus and enjoy one of the best music programs of Berlin at one of the city’s most beautiful places!
Spiegelsaal in Clärchens Ballhaus
Tickets: 12 / 8 EUR.
Tickets available at the box office from 6.15 pm.
Tickets online: www.tickets.ballhaus.de
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