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Culture has been at a standstill for a year now. No concerts, no festivals, no clubs. Even if the road back to normality is still a long one, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Because with rapid antigen tests and PCR tests, culture and events – reduced and in compliance with the AHA rules – are possible again as part of the pilot project.

The test centers are also part of this project, supporting the Berlin Senate Department for Culture in filling concert halls and venues again. The costs for the tests are shared by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and the event organizers.

Christoph Pankowski, Managing Director of KDP BioMed GmbH, which is responsible for the project, commented: “As we originally come from the events and culture industry ourselves, we are delighted that we can now, in the midst of the pandemic, do our bit to help get things going again and reopen places for cultural exchange.”

The project includes decentralized testing in Berlin’s Covid centers as well as on-site testing at some venues. Only those who can present a current, negative test result at the entrance will be granted access.

Many well-known Berlin venues of various types are part of the project: the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Volksbühne Berlin, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, visitBerlin, the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, the Berliner Ensemble as well as the Clubcommission and the Holzmarkt.