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Health and safety first:
How Schlossplatz 1 is welcoming guests on site

 

Schlossplatz 1 is delighted to welcome guests on site. In accordance with the regulation of the State of Berlin and recommendations by the Robert Koch Institut (RKI), ESMT Berlin has implemented rules and measures for the community to live by in order for us all to have a safe and healthy stay when on site.

Please find detailed Coronavirus information here

Our rooms at a glance

Room Capacities

An overview of our capacities, taking into account the minimum distance of 1.50 m between guests, can be found in the download area.

Ground floor

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  • Foyer EG
    The ground floor entry area offers a warm reception for city visitors and event guests alike.
  • Restaurant
    Catering services mean attendees can enjoy their meals in the in-house restaurant’s relaxed atmosphere.
  • Café
    Guests can enjoy snacks and coffee specialties throughout the day. Outside its standard opening hours, it is suitable for smaller receptions or exclusive private dinners for up to 40 participants.
  • Schloss Gracht
    This room is suitable for meetings and presentations for up to 50 participants.
  • Study Room 00.14, 00.15
    These two adjoining rooms are suitable for small meetings of up to 12 participants each.
  • Seminar Room 00.17
    This larger ground-floor room can host group discussions and workshops for up to 50 participants.
    Auditorium 3
  • This classroom with fixed tables set up in parliamentary style can hold up to 77 participants.
    Study Room (small)
  • Our numerous small study rooms on the ground floor offer private working space for up to 8 participants. They are also suitable for conducting interviews.
    Video Conference Room
  • This room is suitable for up to 8 participants and is specially equipped with state-of-the-art video and phone conferencing equipment.

 

First floor

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  • Foyer 1
    This uniquely designed space can be flexibly arranged for a reception, a lecture, or a dinner for up to 250 participants.
  • Lounge
    The room used today as a lounge is the former study of the Chairman of the State Council of the GDR. Walter Ulbricht and Erich Honecker, among others, worked here.
  • Auditorium 4
    Auditorium 4 is the former Diplomats Hall of the State Council. This fixed-seat lecture hall can now host up to 92 participants.
  • Chancellor´s Office
    The former map room now offers the perfect setting for exclusive programmes and events with up to 50 participants. From 1999 to 2001, when the former State Council building was being used as the Federal Chancellery, this room was the office of the then German Federal Chancellor Gerhard Schröder.
  • Palace View
    This smaller conference room offers a view of the newly reconstructed Berlin Palace and is suitable for exclusive meetings or workshops for up to 50 participants.
  • Tower View
    This large conference room, which faces Alexanderplatz and the TV Tower, is suitable for up to 195 participants.
  • Garden View
    This courtyard- and garden-facing room is suitable for lectures and seminars for up to 49 participants.
  • Study Rooms
    Our numerous small study rooms on the first floor offer private working space for up to 8 participants during events. They are also suitable for conducting interviews.
  • Study Rooms - Mezzanine1+
    Our numerous small study rooms on the mezzanine level offer private working space for up to 8 participants during events. They are also suitable for conducting interviews.

Secondfloor

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  • Foyer 2
    Like Foyer 1, this space can be flexibly arranged for a reception, a lecture, or a dinner for up to 250 participants.
  • Auditorium 1
    Auditorium 1 is one part of the original festival room of the former State Council. The classroom has a seating arrangement for 76 participants plus one wheelchair seating area.
  • Auditorium 2
    The second half of the original festival room of the former State Council has a fixed seating arrangement for 58 people plus one wheelchair seating area. It features a wall mosaic of the coat of arms of the former German Democratic Republic.
  • Auditorium Maximum
    Auditorium Maximum was formerly the banquet hall of the GDR State Council. It is the largest room in the building and perfect for banquets, graduation ceremonies, forums and other major events for up to 360 participants.
  • Colonnade
    This inviting and sunlit corridor leads guests to Auditorium 1, 2, and the Auditorium Maximum. It is suitable for accompanying exhibitions.

Garden

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Located to the rear of the ground floor reception area, the spacious garden provides an excellent platform for high-quality, open-air summer events.

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