About us

The concept of Weihnachten im Tierpark

At Tierpark Berlin, Europe’s largest zoo, Weihnachten im Tierpark 2019 was launched as the Berlin’s second festive winter highlight, alongside the Christmas Garden in the Botanical Garden. Almost 100,000 visitors came to see the glittering park scenery in winter 2019 and were enchanted by the colourful sound and light exhibits. After a great first year, the success story at Tierpark Berlin continued in 2021 with completely new, impressive highlights. Every year from mid-November to the beginning of January, the roughly two-kilometre-long circular trail invites families, friends and couples to pause, walk and enjoy. Guests can photograph and marvel at over 30 unique light installations.

The Christmas Garden Deutschland GmbH

Weihnachten im Tierpark and all other Christmas Garden locations are in-house productions of Christmas Garden Deutschland GmbH (CGD). This company was founded in 2018 and belongs to the DEAG Group, Deutsche Entertainment AG. In order to transform the impressive parks, zoos and gardens into sparkling fairytale landscapes during the winter months, the Christmas Garden team works throughout the year to design new and creative lighting concepts and to realise them together with all partners.

The Team

Sebastian Stein

Sebastian Stein

Managing Director

Christian Diekmann

Christian Diekmann

Managing Director, Executive Board (DEAG)

Isabel Kruppke

Isabel Kruppke

Head of Operation & Project Manager

Alice Paul-Lunow

Alice Paul-Lunow

Research Creativity, Competition & Business Development

Anika Donner

Anika Donner

Head of Marketing

Florian Denks

Florian Denks

Project & Marketing Manager

Ute Hafermalz

Ute Hafermalz

Senior Project Manager Local Promoter Berlin & Dresden

Oliver Zietzke

Oliver Zietzke

Project Manager Event

Jessica Baroni

Jessica Baroni

Project Manager Event

Klemens Wiese

Klemens Wiese

Project Manager

Margareta Humbert

Margareta Humbert

General Team Manager

Fabian Wehr

Fabian Wehr

Technical Manager

Dunja Rogalinski

Dunja Rogalinski

Project Management Online (DEAG)

Cathleen Lösche

Cathleen Lösche

Manager Ticketing (Concert Concept GmbH)

Matthias Schwarze

Matthias Schwarze

Chief Logistics Manager (Concert Concept GmbH)

Kristin Aßmann

Kristin Aßmann

Graphic Design (DEAG)

Margot Schwindenhammer

Margot Schwindenhammer

PR Manager (Van Almsick & Team GmbH & Co KG)

Daniel Voigt

Daniel Voigt

PR Manager (Van Almsick & Team GmbH & Co KG)