This year, Airbnb supports the 36th German Protestant Church Day in Berlin as an official partner, by helping accommodate hundreds of visitors coming to town for a week of cultural events and programming. Airbnb has provided a total of 500 sleeping bags, sleeping mats and airbeds for visitors, who will be sleeping in schools across Berlin.
Supporting the Kirchentag is in line with Airbnb’s mission to create a world where you can belong anywhere. The story of Airbnb began with Airbnb’s founders opening up their home and hosting travelers on airbeds during a major conference in San Francisco. Since then, Airbnb has come in to help cities all across the world to provide guest accommodation during major events. Airbnb was also a partner to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Alexander Schwarz, Country Manager Airbnb Germany:
“Although it is only a small contribution to what is an enormous city-wide undertaking, we are pleased to be able to support with accommodation for the numerous visitors attending this year’s Kirchentag. People from all over the world will visit Berlin and the surrounding area, and the capital will once again be able to demonstrate its openness and hospitality.
Kirchentag CEO Constantin Knall:
“The support of Airbnb comes for us at the right time. We expect a large amount of visitors, many of those deciding to visit last minute. With the support of Airbnb, we can ensures the necessary flexibility when accommodating many international guests.”
140,000 visitors are expected at this year’s Kirchentag, taking place in Wittenberg and Berlin from 24 through 28 May.
Photo: Daniel Reiter