Opened in 1868, Hoppegarten became the centre of German racing, similar to Newmarket, Chantilly or The Curragh. Following the war, and the division of Germany, Hoppegarten found itself on the wrong side of the wall and, although racing continued, it was not until reunification took place in 1990 that efforts were made to restore Hoppegarden to its pre-war eminence.
The Grosser Preis von Berlin is a Group I race run over 2,400 meters (1½ miles) for horses three years old and upwards. In 2013 the race was won by Nymphea with Temida in second and Meandre in third place.
3 nights £1,150.00 per person
Friday 08 August
Depart: London Gatwick, Flight EZY 5409 - 08.40 hrs
Arrive: Berlin Schoenefeld - 11.35 hrs
On arrival you will be met by our representative and transferred to the 5* Hotel de Rome where accommodation has been arranged for three nights on a bed and breakfast basis. The remainder of the day is at leisure to enjoy Berlin.
Saturday 09 August
Day at leisure. In the evening we are invited to a reception hosted by Hoppegarten Racecourse that will be held at the Hotel de Rome.
Sunday 10 August
Depart for an afternoon’s racing at Hoppegarten where there will be 8 races with the feature race of the afternoon being the Group I Grosser Preis von Berlin, run over 1½ miles. We will be accommodated in The Club Stand with a three course lunch and all drinks included.
Monday 11 August
Day at leisure until departure to the airport for your return flight.
Depart: Berlin Schoenefeld, Flight EZY 5414 - 18.30 hrs
Arrive: London Gatwick - 19.25 hrs
Flights are also available with Easyjet from Bristol, Glasgow, Liverpool, London Luton and Manchester; please ask for further details. British Airways flies from London Heathrow to Berlin Tegel airport; a supplement will apply.
5* Hotel de Rome
The Hotel de Rome is centrally located in Mitte, the heart of
historic Berlin, opposite the Humboldt University and next to the
"Staatsoper unter den Linden" Opera House. Many attractions,
including Museum Island and the Brandenburg Gate, are within
walking distance of Hotel de Rome. The building was once the head
office of the Dresdner Bank and its architectural splendour has
been maintained whilst adding a contemporary twist. Highlights
include the hotel's indoor pool, which is housed in the original
bank vault. Enjoy Italian-Mediterranean cuisine
alfresco on the restaurant terrace, drink in the vibrant bar
overlooking Bebelplatz and admire the spectacular view from the
Single room supplement £100.00 per night.
• Racing at Hoppegarten for the Group I Grosser Preis von Berlin
• Lunch with all drinks included in The Club Stand
• Saturday evening reception hosted by Hoppegarten racecourse
THE CLUB STAND
The Club Stand, built in 1922 on the site of the former Royal Stand, has always been Hoppegarten’s top location. The Club Lounge on the ground floor features comfortable seating areas and an elegant bar and there are large terraces leading right down to the racetrack. Your reserved table (seats 4 or 6) in the stand has the finest view over the track. Champagne will be offered on arrival and a three course lunch, freshly prepared by Aigner Restaurant in Berlin, will be served at your table. A choice of sweet and savoury snacks as well alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages will be available throughout the day
• Scheduled Easyjet flights from London Gatwick to Berlin Schoenefeld
• 3 nights’ bed & breakfast accommodation in the Hotel de Rome based on twin/double occupancy
• Admission to Hoppegarten Racecourse with full hospitality in the Club Stand
• All transfers
• Assistance of our representative throughout the weekend