The Ball

Presseball Berlin with

At the same time, the Presseball Berlin is also a ball of interculturality, artists and writers who give this evening its special flair.

Personalities from society & politics such as Walter Scheel, Karl Carstens, Franz Josef Strauß, Willy Brandt, Hannelore & Helmut Kohl, Walter Kohl, Gerhard Schröder, Joschka Fischer, Helmut Schmidt, the Mayors of Berlin, Edzard Reuter, Eberhard Diepgen, Walter Momper, Klaus Wowereit, from the cultural and music scene such as Claudio Abbado, Gilbert Bécaud, Ray Charles, Boney M., Schiller, Marlene Dietrich, Engelbert Humperdinck, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Hildegard Knef, Gina Lollobrigida, Brigitte Nielsen, top athletes such as Max Schmeling, Jean-Marie Pfaff, Arthur Abraham, automobile designer and founder Ferdinand Porsche, publishers such as Friede and Axel Springer, Gérard Biard, Nobel Prize winners such as writer Günter Grass – to name a few – have contributed to the importance and popularity of the traditional Presseball Berlin.


Historic Presseball Venues

In its 146-year history, the Presseball Berlin has found its way into various historical buildings such as the Old Philharmonic Hall, the State Opera House Unter den Linden, the Ceremonial Halls at the Zoological Garden, the Concert Hall at Dönhoffplatz, the Berlin Reichstag, Hotel de Rome, ICC, Hotel Ritz Carlton as well as the Maritim Hotel Berlin.

Presseball 1880
Presseball 1900
Presseball 1912
Presseball 1982