Berlin Court of Honour at Tempelhof Airport | Chocolate from the sky

Berlin, 1949. It’s Gerda’s brother’s birthday. But in times of the “blockade”, making a birthday cake is a big challenge. There are no eggs to be found. The chickens in the bombed-out houses of the neighbours haven’t laid any in a long time. What to do? The theatre visitors accompany Gerda on her way through post-war Berlin at the time of the airlift. A black market vendor finally offers her two eggs in exchange for chocolate. But where is she supposed to get the candy from? Then the girl hears that chocolate bars are supposedly falling from the sky at Tempelhofer Feld. Can this be real? In a dream, she meets an American pilot who busily builds little parachutes and equips them with bars of chocolate. They become friends. But was it all just a dream? Sometimes dreams come true…

We would like to thank the Luftbrückendank Foundation and Checkpoint Charlie Foundation for their financial support.

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Admission is free!
Within the framework of the  Family Open Airs for 75 YEARS OF BERLINER LUFTBRÜCKE

Court of honour at Tempelhof Airport, in front of the former departure hall

Playing times:
3 pm + 5 pm

from 2.00 pm

Please note: In the morning, a commemorative event for invited guests will take place at Platz der Luftbrücke. For this reason, the courtyard of honour in front of the main hall of Tempelhof Airport will be closed until 14:00.

All information about the family programme with music, craft activities and guided tours can be found here:

The event is free of charge. Food and drinks not included.

Playing time
Approx. 55 minutes.

Age recommendation
Accompanied by an adult for children aged 6 and over

Arrival by public transport:
Paradestraße underground station (exit in the direction of Platz der Luftbrücke)
U-Bahn station Platz der Luftbrücke (5 min walk)
Bus: 248 and M43

Rain / thunderstorms
ALS DIE SCHOKOLADE VOM HIMMEL FIEL will also take place in light rain (except in the case of severe weather warnings, storms, etc.). Please refrain from using umbrellas.