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March 16, 2015

Berliner Funkturm goes green on St. Patrick´s Day

Messe Berlin supports Global Greening

Berlin, 16 March 2015: Every year during the International Green Week the Berliner Funkturm is lit up in green. Now, for the first time on 17 March, St. Patrick´s Day, it will light up in green together with other landmarks around the world. Ireland’s national holiday marks the death of the catholic missionary and country’s patron saint on 17 March every year. Now, in recognition of St. Patrick and Ireland, Global Greening celebrations will witness famous landmarks bathed in green light around the world. This is the first time that Messe Berlin is supporting Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative, and tomorrow at sunset will join other major cities when the Berliner Funkturm lights up in green, the national colour of Ireland, along with other world-famous landmarks, including Sydney Opera House, the London Eye, New York’s Empire State Building, North America’s Niagara Falls and the Statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro. On 17 March the Irish and friends of Irish culture around the world will be celebrating this national holiday and draping themselves and their surroundings in green as an expression of their solidarity and good relations with Ireland.

About the Berliner Funkturm

On 3 September the Berliner Funkturm celebrated its 88th birthday. Since its inauguration on the occasion of the 3rd Radio Exhibition in 1926 the Funkturm has welcomed more than 17 million visitors. Then, as now, both its culinary delights served in the 55-metre high ‘floating restaurant’ as well as the spectacular panoramic views of Berlin from the observation deck a lofty 126 metres above ground continue to fascinate visitors from around the world. The Berliner Funkturm is owned by the Land of Berlin. The company operating it is Capital Catering GmbH.

About Messe Berlin

In 2014, marking a new turnover record of more than 265 million euros, Messe Berlin concluded its most successful financial year in the company's entire history. Based on turnover and growth, Messe Berlin is among the world’s ten leading trade fair companies operating their own exhibition grounds. The company’s wide-ranging portfolio includes five global brands: the International Green Week Berlin, ITB Berlin / ITB Asia, IFA, InnoTrans and Fruit Logistica Berlin and Hong Kong. In addition to its in-house workforce of more than 700, through its activities Messe Berlin secures employment for around 25,000 people. As such, Berlin and Brandenburg are among the largest employers as well as a driving force of the local economy and tourism. Every year 30,000 media representatives from Germany and abroad report on events in Berlin. In terms of the media coverage it attracts Messe Berlin is one of the capital’s most important ambassadors.