4 – 5 March 2020

LCD Berlin

BERLIN, 4 & 5 MARCH 2020

LCD Berlin is the first city-led initiative to build a sustainable ecosystem for culture and travel professionals - from berlin and beyond.

Global culture-travel network Leading Culture Destinations (LCD) and Berlin’s official travel portal visitBerlin have joined forces to create LCD Berlin: a new knowledge-sharing platform and networking initiative that aims to create closer ties between key players from culture and travel – from Berlin and beyond.

Taking place around the city’s cultural quarter of Kulturforum from 4-5 March, LCD Berlin 2020 comprises two key pillars: the LCD Berlin Awards, the 6th edition of the annual LCD Awards, and the LCD Berlin Academy. To celebrate the first edition of the LCD Berlin Awards we were pleased to introduce a new category:
“Best Cultural Initiative: Bridging Borders”.

We would like to thank all friends, partners and participants to celebrate the launch of LCD Berlin with us together. 

LCD Berlin 2020

We congratulate all Winners of the LCD Berlin Awards 2020!


"The Oscars for museums"

BERLIN, 4 March 2020

After five successful years in London, the “Oscars for Museums” are coming to Berlin for the first time. The LCD Berlin Awards highlight the most exceptional established and emerging cultural initiatives around the world – with nominees representing 50 cultural destinations from 28 countries. Join us for the opportunity to celebrate with the awards laureates, our esteemed international jury, and further cultural visionaries from around the world.


A forum for exchange between key players from culture and travel

BERLIN, 5 March 2020

At the LCD Berlin Academy, the LCD Berlin Awards laureates and global travel and culture leaders came together with Berlin’s local actors and institutions to explore untapped potential in cultural tourism, shared exclusive insights, and explore new opportunities for collaboration. Through intimate knowledge-sharing sessions, we offered a unique opportunity for collaborative sensemaking with interdisciplinary experts.

Patrons of LCD berlin

Senator Ramona Pop

I am pleased that the LCD Awards, which are considered the Oscars for Museums, are being given to outstanding cultural destinations worldwide for the first time this year in Berlin”, states Ramona Pop, a mayor of Berlin and Senator for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises. “Culture and travel create deep connections between people, and Berlin is known for its rich cultural landscape and countless tourist attractions. Together with visitBerlin and LCD we are creating a platform for dialogue in the capital at the intersection of culture and travel.

Prof. H. Parzinger

Prehistorian and professor, Dr. Hermann Parzinger, has been President of the Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz since 2008. He still directs excavation and research projects and publishes regularly. He has received numerous awards.

The Awards JURY

Meryanne Loum-Martin


Matthew Anderson

Matthew Anderson

European culture editor of the New York Times

Martin Heller

Art & Artist Counsel and Lawyer

Thierry Morel

Director and Curator At Large at Hermitage Museum Foundation

Salma Tuqan

Contemporary Art & Design Curator, Deputy Director at Delfina Foundation

Oliver Jahn

Editor-in-chief at AD Architectural Digest Germany

Helena Egan

Travel Industry Expert

Ahmet Öğüt


Jane Doe