In the early parts of 2021, it will be time, once again, for German Masters, one of the most popular tournaments amongst players and audience alike on the World Snooker Tour. The Sunday final is often attended by a record 2,500 snooker enthusiasts in Berlin’s central and iconic Tempodrome venue. It is located a mere 10 minutes walk from famous landmarks such as Potsdamer Platz and Checkpoint Charlie, and it can be reached via public transport from pretty much anywhere in the city in no more than 30 minutes.

Where is The Masters 2021 to be played?

The tournament is being played in the large concert and event venue Tempodrom, right in the middle of the capital near the former no man’s land between East and West Berlin. Tempodrom has been highly praised by players, referees and guests for being the perfect setting for a major snooker tournament. In 2014, top ref Jan Verhaas referred to it as “the best snooker venue in the world, by far“, and in 2015, Shaun Murphy gave it a spot on his personal top three alongside London’s Ally Pally and The Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.

It’s only a short 5-10 minutes walk to go to the famous Potsdamer Platz and its various entertainment offers and high rises, and it is also no more than 10 minutes to the equally renowned Friedrichstrasse on which lies Checkpoint Charlie. Right next to Tempodrom is the S-Bahn station Anhalter Bahnhof (local trains), and there are a massive four U-Bahn (Underground) stations within a 10-minute radius, in addition to which there is a lot of bus routes running nearby.

When will German Masters 2021 be played?

German Masters will take place from Wednesday, January 27 until Sunday, January 31, 2021.

How do I get tickets for German Masters 2021?

Tickets are available in different price ranges, and the least expensive ones are among the cheapest on the entire snooker tour. You can get a Category 2 ticket for the afternoon session of day 1 for just €18,50, while a Category 1 ticket for the evening session of that same day will set you back just €22,85. You can also get a ticket for all sessions on the first three days for just €102,35, which is really good value for money, especially as three sessions will be played on the 28th.

But if you want to go all-in, you should check out the VIP Silver (Wednesday-Friday) and VIP Gold (Saturday and Sunday) tickets. These will cost you between €200 and €300, but they come with the best seats in the arena, access to the players lounge, free food and drink and a merchandise package. The VIP Silver ticket is valid for all of the first three days, while the gold tickets are only valid for either the semifinals on Saturday or the final on Sunday. These are also among the cheapest and best-value-for-money VIP tickets on the tour. A similiar experience at the Masters in Alexandra Palace will cost you at least twice as much.

Tickets went on sale shortly after the final of German Masters 2020, and even though Tempodrom is a massive venue, it is advised that you get your tickets as soon as possible, especially if you want some of the special VIP ones. You can get your German Masters tickets from the organiser, SnookerStars.

Where to stay in Berlin during German Masters?

Considering its status as one of the most modern and famous world capitals, Berlin is amazingly cheap when it comes to hotels. The Potsdamer Platz area is one of the most expensive ones, though, as most of the buildings there are newly-built. Right across the street from the Tempodrom is Mövenpick, and on the other side of the intersection is the three starred apartment hotel Novotel Suite and the budget hotel Ibis Budget City. Other hotels, including the highrises on nearby Potsdamer Platz, are available via booking.com.

Getting to Berlin

Berlin is a major hub with two international airports and frequent flight connections from most of the world. Try Momondo.com for plane tickets.

If you have any questions or comments please don’t hesitate to leave them via the comments form below. The webmaster has been to German Masters (and a lot of other snooker tournaments) several times, and he knows a bit or two about the tournament and the city of Berlin.

Photos from earlier editions of German Masters