The Wintergarten Berlin in the Tiergarten district of Berlin charms with a varied programme of music, variety and entertainment, featuring Meret Becker, the Tiger Lillies, Max Raabe, Eckart von Hirschhausen, newcomers and international stars of the variety scene. The jewel-like venue with its mirrors, wood, dark red velvet and fabulous painted ceiling creates a unique atmosphere for the entertainment. Before the show, guests can enjoy a snack or a three-course meal, accompanying the subsequent show with a bottle of fine wine, a glass of champagne or refined cocktails.
The Wintergarten Berlin in Potsdamer Straße took on the name of the former Wintergarten Variety Theatre on Friedrichstraße. In 1880 the sophisticated Central Hotel opened near the large new Friedrichstraße station, featuring a huge "Jardin de Plaisanterie", a winter garden for hotel guests. The glorious glazed garden saloon was decorated with palms, evergreen bushes, climbing plants, fountains and a grotto. Initially the saloon served diners and celebrations but from as early as 1884 the first concerts took place and from 1888, acrobats, magicians and then gradually famous stars of the dance and variety scene performed there. At the turn of the century, the Wintergarten was rated as the foremost of Berlin's nearly 80 variety venues. After 56 years of successful operation, the Wintergarten was completely destroyed by bombing in 1944.
On 25 September 1992 the current Wintergarten Berlin Variety opened on Potsdamer Sraße with a glittering premiere and an homage to the old Wintergarten. The artistic directors, the Roncalli founders Bernhard Paul and André Heller transformed the legendary Latin Quarter jazz and concert club into a 20s theatre idyll. At the start of 2009 this treasure of variety was threatened with bankruptcy after a change of operators. The owner of the building, Arnold Kuthe Entertainment GmbH took over the running of the theatre in the middle of 2009 and has run the theatre all year round since.