Exploring faraway destinations is quite exciting, and while many people will focus on the attractions, there are other options that everyone should consider. Almost every country around the world holds festivals throughout the year, and they are the best option for when it comes to learning more about the traditions and culture of that area.
Here are some of the fabulous festivals that Berlin has to offer:
The Berlin International Film Festival:
This festival is held during the month of February every year and it is more commonly known as Berlinale. This is the largest film festival in the world, showing approximately four hundred films every year. Tens of thousands of people arrive from over one hundred countries to attend and it has continued to grow since it premiered back in 1978.
MyFest on May Day:
May Day is Berlin’s Labor Day, and while the day has been known for being unsettled in the past, many people wanted to try to turn this day into something positive. MyFest was their solution in 2003 and the festival has grown in popularity ever since. People can gather to watch performances on the stages, while eating delicious cuisine from the international food stands.
Carnival of Cultures:
This festival is a celebration of the immense cultural diversity that can be found within the city and it is held every spring at Blücherplatz. People from all over the world line the streets when the street parade is held with thousands of musicians, artists, and dancers performing along the route. During this four-day event, concerts are held on numerous stages, and hundreds of stalls are set up with vendors selling everything from arts and crafts to culinary delights.
Lollapalooza Festival Berlin:
The Lollapalooza festivals began in the United States, but they have quickly gained in popularity in many countries around the world. This festival began in Berlin in 2015 and each year it has a new location. Berlin’s Lollapalooza festival is two days in length, and everyone needs to leave at the end of the first day and return on the second to listen to more spectacular music. There are many different styles of music being played up on the stage, so no one needs to worry about not being able to listen to something that they really love.
Festival of Lights:
The Festival of Lights is held in Berlin for ten days during the month of October. At this time, infamous landmarks and monuments are illuminated with light projections and video art. In addition to those lights, people can watch musical performances, attend workshops, and go to charity events. Almost all the lighted buildings are within the city center and everyone can see them by either walking around or taking one of the bus or boat tours that are available.
These festivals are an excellent way for anyone to learn more about Berlin and those who live there, plus everyone who attends will have an experience of a lifetime.