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Französischer Dom

Event location

The location impresses with its historical flair. Situated at the Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin Mitte, the Französische Dom and the Friedrichstadtkirche combine 1.000 m² of event space. The shared building offers two rooms suitable for workshops, meetings and seminars. The big hall, with a capacity of maximum 500 people, is perfectly suitable for concerts or gala dinners. A smaller room under the big hall provides complementary space. This place is also very special because of its own viewing platform from which Berlin can be viewed from a height of 40 meters. Enjoy our on-site Catering at your event.


1.000 m² event space

500 people

Daylight in every room

Backcourt an down observation deck

Directly on the Gendarmenmarkt

Bio beverages and Snacks

100% ecological energy

BESONDEREN ORTE are full service providers offering you everything from a single source: equipment, technology, catering, branding, etc. If you wish, we can also organize your event hybrid, with appropriate protection and hygiene concept, seating at a distance, hygienically packed catering and live stream. But we are also happy to support you in planning and implementing a completely digital event.

Commitment to sustainability

20 years for sustainability
BESONDEREN ORTE sets standards when it comes to sustainable venues and events. Our journey began over 20 years ago with pioneering steps such as using 100% electricity from renewable energy sources, offering organic juice and fair-trade coffee. As pioneers, our venues were the first in Germany to receive the demanding EMAS certification in 2012. We are also the first company in the event industry to commit to the German Sustainability Code. We are also proud to be the first to qualify as a Sustainable Partner Berlin.
Our aim is to combine entrepreneurial action and sustainability. We believe that ecology, social responsibility and economy belong together. For us, 20 years of sustainability are an expression of our ongoing commitment to a sustainable future.

Safety & hygiene instructions

2G rule
Please note that we are oblicated to check your prove of vaccination or recovery and compare the data with official documents. Children under 12 years have to be tested.
Proof of VACCINATION (complete, min. 2 weeks ago) as QR code (on paper or digital)
Proof of GENESIS (min. 28 days max. 6 months) as QR code (on paper or digital)

It is mandatory to wear a mask.

Conference rooms

  • max. room dimension up to 720m²
  • 4 Event spaces total
  • max. room height up to 20m
  • Exhibition space from 0 to 1,000m²
  • suitable for up to 500 participants

Equipment in event spaces

  • Accessible
  • Audio system
  • Fixed stage
  • Full darkness
  • Natural light
  • Projection technology
  • WiFi in event spaces

Sustainability performance

Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) Leader

Obligation criteria

  • Governance - Integrating a sustainability strategy
  • Governance - Implementing sustainability goals
  • Governance - Sustainable business development management
  • Compliance - Observing laws and guidelines
  • Compliance – Integrating a code of conduct
  • Compliance - Active incident management for breaches of compliance
  • Data Privacy – Ensuring data management meets the statutory requirements
  • Corporate culture – Communicating the sustainability vision statement
  • Risk analysis - Structured risk management
  • Shareholders - Transparent information on shareholder structure and participations

Optional criteria

  • Transparency - Public sustainability reporting

Environment Leader

Obligation criteria

  • Energy – Use of renewable energies
  • Carbon emissions – Auditing carbon footprint
  • Carbon footprint - Travel management system to cut carbon emissions
  • Carbon footprint - Mobility management strategies to reduce carbon emissions
  • Energy – Managing energy saving and efficiency
  • Emissions and environmental pollution control - Avoidance of noise, light, etc.
  • Waste – Systematic waste avoidance, sorting, and recycling
  • Environmental management – Environmental management system in place
  • Environmental management – Increasing energy efficiency of facilities
  • Environmental management – Safe treatment of hazardous materials
  • Environmental management – Reducing water consumption
  • Environmental management – Eco-friendly furnishings for premises and locations
  • Environmental management – Using eco-friendly consumables

Optional criteria

  • Environmental management – Putting green office strategies into place
  • Environmental costs – Carbon offset for projects and business activities

Society Leader

Obligation criteria

  • Employee satisfaction – Promoting employee loyalty and motivation
  • Work-life balance - Flexible working time models and CSR catalogue
  • Occupational health and safety measures - Safeguarding productivity
  • HR strategy – Supporting staff development and training
  • HR plan – Strategic HR management
  • HR strategy – Appraisal interviews and incentive system in place
  • Diversity - Management of diversity and equal opportunities
  • Diversity - Ensuring the workplace is free from discrimination
  • Training and further training – Promoting professional and personal development
  • Training and further training – Developing skills in sustainability
  • Suggestion scheme – Strengthening sustainable processes
  • Dialogue - Involving stakeholders groups
  • Accessibility – facilitating participation

Optional criteria

  • Diversity - Integrating not-for-profit organisations
  • Social commitment - Regulating donations and sponsoring
  • Social commitment - Supporting company volunteer programmes

Business Leader

Obligation criteria

  • Quality – Introducing structured quality management
  • Quality – Establishing a structured complaints management procedure
  • Quality – Regular dialogue with stakeholders to improve quality
  • Risks – Established risk analysis of products and projects
  • Innovation – Expanding the sustainable service portfolio
  • Innovation – Sustainable product and innovation management
  • Security – Establishing a user safety process
  • Budget discipline – Structured bid and invoicing management
  • Remuneration policy – Equitable remuneration structure
  • Suppliers – Aligning the supply chain along sustainable lines
  • Suppliers – Monitoring sustainability criteria in the supply chain

Optional criteria

  • Resources – Efficient purchasing of sustainable products and services
  • Financing – Ecological and ethical financial participation
  • Memberships – Transparent information on association memberships

Further details

Sustainable Partner

Certified since 2018

Audits year-on-year

2023 -5%
2022 +5%
2021 +8%
2018 ±0%

Audits year-on-year

2023 +2%
2022 ±0%
2021 +2%
2018 ±0%

Audits year-on-year

2023 +3%
2022 +11%
2021 +3%
2018 ±0%

Audits year-on-year

2023 -1%
2022 +8%
2021 +4%
2018 ±0%

Overall performance

5 of 5 Points


Location & Connection

Französischer Dom
Gendarmenmarkt 5 ,  D-10117 Berlin,  Mitte

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