From the 10th until the 21st October, Berlin will sparkle as a range of illuminations and projections light up more than 60 famous landmarks and spaces.
Come to Berlin and experience fantastic light shows all through the city center.
This year more than 60 sights, squares and buildings in Berlin will be amazingly illuminated during the coming two weeks. If you visit Berlin during this time, you should really go for sightseeing by night!!!!
All major sights, famous landmarks, historical buildings and cultural monuments become transformed by light and projections. It is an unique sight! Brandenburg Gate, Berliner Dom and the TV Tower are being put in a different, artistic light. It is a once in a year unique opportunity to see Berlin by night!
The Berlin Festival of lights is one of the biggest illumination events in the entire world.
And the cool thing is, the festival is totally admission-free!
This top artistic and cultural event attracts people from all over the globe. Beside the fact that the festival attracts a lot of tourists, also a lot of hobby(photographers) come to Berlin to experience the city by night, in a different light. For photographers it is an unique opportunity to play with light and use the festival to make artistic pictures of some of the most beautiful spots in Berlin.
The Festival kick off will be held at Potsdamer Platz, this is the festival center. The city Mayor Klaus Wowereit will be there to open the festival together with festival organizer Birgit Zander. The Grand opening takes place this Wednesday, the 10th of October and starts at 1930.
Special “light-seeing” tours on the Light-Liner bus, by boat on the Light-Ship, on foot with the Light-Cruso or by rickshaw with the Light-Velo will give locals and visitors alike the chance to experience the creative compositions up close. Check the festival of lights website to inform yourself on the timetable for the LIGHT-SEEING!
Complementary to the festival, there will be numerous cultural events dealing with the subject “light”.
Have fun exploring Berlin by night!
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