A major goal of the Special Olympics movement is to create a broader awareness and perception for the performance of our athletes and for inclusion in general.
To achieve this, we especially want to use the popular and much visited city center of Berlin for our events.
Event locations in the City Cluster
Neptunbrunnen is a beautiful and well-known fountain next to Alexanderplatz. This famous water feature stands on the open space between Marienkirche (St. Mary's Church) and Rotes Rathaus (City Hall). Various events take place on the square of the Neptunbrunnen, directly under the famous Fernsehturm (TV tower), throughout the year.
Know your facts:
- Fun Fact:
The four female figures on the edge of the fountain are supposed to personify the four great rivers: Rhine, Weichsel, Oder, and Elbe.
The event hosted at Neptunbrunnen is the Special Olympics Festival.
The Straße des 17. Juni (street of 17 June) begins in the district Tiergarten in front of the Brandenburg Gate and ends in the district of Charlottenburg.
The street's name commemorates the East German uprising of 1953. While today its name represents a struggle for freedom, the street was widened into a prestigious parade street to provide space for large military marches during the Nazi regime.
Nowadays, the street which runs through Großer Tiergarten, serves completely different purposes: as the site of Berlin's legendary Love Parade, as a fan mile for major sporting events, and for New Year's Eve celebrations. Today it is a place of joy.
Know your facts:
Straße des 17. Juni 4
- Maximum number of spectators:
Up to 250,000
- Sights along the route:
Brandenburg Gate, Soviet Memorial, Bundestag, Tiergarten, Bellevue Palace
The sport hosted at Straße des 17. Juni is Cycling.
Additionally, the Closing Ceremony will be hosted at the Brandenburg Gate.
Find out which sports and events in the City Cluster require tickets here: