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Brandenburg Gate, one of the highlights of Berlin, was also the location for a U2 gig on November 5th 2009. Part of it was broadcasted at the MTV European Music Awards, taking place in Berlins O2 World later that evening. About 10,000 Fans at the Pariser Platz witnessed not only a special U2 gig in front of the Brandenburg Gate, but the video animations projected right onto the historical building. This show also set the opening to the celebrations of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Situated right across the Pariser Platz is the five star Adlon Hotel. It became U2’s, especially Bono’s residence whenever they come to Berlin for concerts, other public appearances for the DATA/ONE campaign or the Berlin film festival Berlinale.
The band also made a shooting footage for the iNNOCENCE+eXPERIENCE Tour in the “Superior Deluxe Room” of the hotel.

The Adlon Hotel was opened in 1907, but got almost entirely destroyed by a fire towards the end of WWII. Only a side wing was not affected and could be used as a hotel and restaurant until the 1980’s. It was meant to be torn down in favor of a residential building, but Germany’s reunification interfered with that plan. Now the widow Adlon was able to regain the property and in 1997 a historically restored Adlon Hotel re-opened. The Hotel, as well as the Brandenburg Gate, is shown in the One video (Corbijn’s Version).


Unter den Linden 77, 10117 Berlin


Berlinkarte Nr. 2 | Nearest S-Bahn Station: Brandenburger Tor (S1, S2, S25, U55). The hotel is located directly opposite the stations’ northern exit.


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