This yearly festival is all about celebrating different cultures and dance and party together.
Just as every other year, Berlin is going to proudly present the Carnival of Cultures, which will take place between June 10th and June 13th in 2011, with a four-day street-festival, the Parade (13th of June) and various parties throughout the whole city.
On the Sunday of Pentecost, 12th June 2011, about 4.800 participants organized in 93 groups will change Kreuzberg into a sea of colors and ideas.
About 700.000 visitors are expected to celebrate Berlin’s diversity along the route. Klick here for a map of the route.
The street procession focuses on the cultural richness of Berlin, and also highlights the often hidden treasures of its international cultural scene. It questions everyday life and politics. Carnival is a combined art form that embraces many aspects of artistic expression. Due to the global migration currents it is multifaceted and of mixed styles.
The Carnival of Cultures is open to everybody and all forms of cultural expression. It is regarded as a platform for a proud expression of hybrid cultural identities, containing traditional and contemporary elements. It includes and attracts all age groups, professional artists and amateurs, people from all walks of life.
There will also be a lot of live music. Listen and dance to the sound of Berlin: four different stages – Bazaár Berlin, Eurasia, Farafina & Latinauta – want to introduce Berlin’s music scene as well as international bands to you.
Stiltwalkers, acrobats and magicians settle on the grassland and invite all visitors to test their own abilities in those fields and practice their skills in creativity.
330 market stalls attract with culinary seducements, arts and crafts and much more.
But it’s more than just a big party – the Carnival of Cultures is a reflection of Berlin‘s cultural diversity. It brings together professional artists and amateurs, young and old, and – furthermore – is a great opportunity for members of Berlin’s ethnic communities to make their cultures visible to Berliners and visitors equally. Whether it’s traditional or modern – every culture gets its chance to add their aesthetic vision to the capital‘s reputation as a vibrant and constantly changing metropolis. Being part of this traditional event has always been an unbelievable experience for both, visitors and participants.The procession takes place on sunday the 12th of June from 12.30-21.30. It starts as everey year at Hermannplatz. To have a view of the complete route klick here
(text & info from: http://www.karneval-berlin.de/)
Address: Carnival of Cultures
U Hallesches Tor: U1, U6
U Mehringdamm: U6, U7
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