New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg attends the lighting of the 73rd annual Rockefeller Center tree November 30, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
Bloomberg was being given the annual Henry A. Kissinger Prize at the American Academy in the German capital on Tuesday.
The Kissinger Prize has been awarded each year since 2007 to a European or American who has made an important contribution to the trans-Atlantic relationship.
Kissinger praised Bloomberg's accomplishments "as a philanthropist and public servant.''