The Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin Friedrichshain is a real quick-change artist. Not only concerts by renowned stars such as Madonna, Eric Clapton and U2 take place here, but also top-class sporting events.
Since the Mercedes-Benz Arena opened its doors in autumn of 2008, it is the home ground of the ice hockey club Eisbären Berlin and the basketball club ALBA Berlin. Season after season we celebrate victories and suffer defeats together. We Berliners just hold up together.
Not for nothing, the Mercedes-Benz Arena is called as one of the most modern multipurpose arenas in the world. Up to 17.000 people can attend the event and enjoy entertainment at the highest level. The technical standards of the arena ensure every visitor ideal acoustics and a perfect view from all seats.
Since the ice for the ice hockey rink is all year in the Mercedes-Benz Arena, the parquet field for the basketball court and the floor surfaces for concerts are simply placed on top, as required. And thanks to the telescopic grandstands and the individually usable standing room, the Mercedes-Benz Arena is particularly flexible and adaptable for different demands.
Easy to get there, too.
Berlin wants to make its inhabitants and visitors happy, so most of the attractions or venues are well connected to public transport, including the Mercedes-Benz Arena. It is located between the station Ostbahnhof and the train and underground station Warschauer Straße. So you can get by S-Bahn, underground, regional train, intercity express and also by bus and tram to and away from the arena.
After your event has ended, you return very easy to the hotel where you can end the day in a nice and cosy atmosphere.
For all those who want to move on, Berlin Friedrichshain is a real good area. Here are many clubs, restaurants, countless cocktail bars and you will meet many colourful people who like to celebrate with you and who want to have fun! That is the real Berlin.