Anthony Hamilton says he will enjoy every moment when he returns to the venue which saw him become a ranking event for the first time in 26 years.
Hamilton had the best night of his snooker career at the Tempodrom last year when he beat Ali Carter to win the German Masters – his first ranking event after more than two decades of trying.
Today the world number 29 will return to the venue as defending champion and will hope to keep his defence of the trophy alive with victory against Jimmy Robertson.
Speaking to World Snooker, Hamilton said he plans to make the most of his return trip to Berlin.
“When I get to the Tempodrom on Tuesday I’ll allow myself a walk around the arena to reminisce about last year,” he said.
“On Wednesday when I get introduced that will be a buzz, it will be brilliant. I’ve never been defending champion before and it might never happen again so I’ll have to enjoy it. After that it be just another tournament and I’ll have a match to win.
“I was really pleased to qualify just because it (The Tempodrom) is the second best venue on the circuit and I love going to Berlin. My parents aren’t coming this time but my friend Richard will be there and we are staying for four nights even if I get pumped in the first round, because it’s a great city.”