floor plan hall

Halls A/B were used for the pandemic-related, purely national premiere of the Berlin Dance Festival in April 2022. Now the arena and the rest of Hall C are available.

Sizes of floors: Arena - 32x20m resp. 20x16m | Hall C - 20x12m


The Max-Schmeling-Halle is a multifunctional arena in the Prenzlauer Berg district of Berlin and is named after the German heavyweight boxing world champion Max Schmeling.

The Max-Schmeling-Halle was planned together with the velodrome and the swimming and jumping sports halls in connection with Berlin's application for the 2000 Olympic Games. However, the Olympic Committee decided on Sydney as the venue for the 2000 Summer Olympics. As a result, the construction concepts for the Max-Schmeling-Halle and the Velodrome had to be expanded to include multifunctionality during the construction phase so that they could be used as multi-purpose arenas. Since the arena was originally designed purely as a boxing hall, there was a great consensus among all those involved to name the arena Max Schmeling after one of the most popular German athletes of the 20th century.

The ceremonial opening of the arena took place on December 13, 1996 in the presence of Max Schmeling and with the world championship of standard formations.

general information about the architecture

The three-aisled complex with arena, VIP lounge, ancillary halls and various ancillary rooms is located on a site area totaling 38,565 m². The entire length of the building is 220 m and facing Falkplatz, the entire north facade is glazed. As a special highlight, there is a solar power system on the roof of the Max-Schmeling-Halle with 1,046 modules and a total area of 1,749 m². With average hours of sunshine, the annual yield is 220 megawatt hours, which corresponds to the electricity requirements of around 110 households. The plant avoids 220 tons of carbon dioxide annually.