The “Belle Époque” and the “Golden Twenties,” before and after the First World War, were times when, simultaneously, politics experienced downfall and culture blossomed.
As there appeared to be no future, people in Berlin celebrated the here and now. The places of worship of the Zehnte Muse, cabaret, achieved fame – in particular the Spiegeltents: on the outside a kind of circus tent, on the inside a mixture of palace, dining room, theater stage, and boudoir.
Beneath chandeliers, you could dine in elegance, let the Champagne corks pop, and be seduced by the happy-go-lucky world of the balancing acts, cabaret artists, diseuses, scantily clad dancers, and contortionists.
Today, the replicas of these Spiegeltents, which are mainly faithful to the originals, have once again become the epitome of the typical Berlin spirit.
TIPI am Kanzleramt – Europe’s largest static Spiegeltent
A really big show is needed to get a large audience out of their seats every evening. Similarly to Las Vegas, in TIPI you can experience world-class entertainment provided by internationally renowned artists, including stars of film and television. Highlights include the musical Cabaret, “The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain”, the Tom Tom Crew, and the Venetian quick-change artist Ennio.
Bar Jeder Vernunft – Cabaret – Theater – Restaurant
The meaning of the name “Bar Jeder Vernunft” is equivalent to “devoid of all reason,” the ambiguity of which already implies that an intelligent form of cheerfulness is cultivated here. This Spiegeltent is often referred to as the “smaller and finer sister of TIPI.” A stage where new discoveries let their talents unfurl and that has also produced some big stars – including Meret Becker, Georgette Dee, and Max Raabe. The tent can also be booked for corporate events and private parties.
A Michelin-starred chef, Hans-Peter Wodarz, is the founder and managing director, and another chef with a Michelin star, Kolja Kleeberg, is the head chef at this festival of the senses, which can only be experienced in the wintry half of the year.
Despite the capacity of 400 guests, they succeed in serving a four-course menu that has been adjudged to be first-class even by the incorruptible food critic Heinz Horrmann. And by us. The show is also a luxurious experience – with lots of skill and exquisite japes.
Mildred-Harnack-Strasse 1, 10243 Berlin
Ticket hotline: +49-1806-388-883
Schedule and tickets: www.palazzo.org/PALAZZO_Berlin/