"Streams of living water"
This year, the Evangelical Johannesstift in Spandau celebrates its Harvest Festival on 24 September under the motto: "Streams of Living Water". The Harvest Festival is the largest Christian folk festival in Berlin and Brandenburg with around 25 thousand guests, weather permitting.
The festival begins at 11 a.m. with an open-air church service with the Rev. Anne Hanhörster.
Guests of honour will be the Governing Mayor Kai Wegner, Senator for Culture Joe Chialo, State Secretary Stephan Machulik, Helmut Kleebank (MdB) and Spandau District Mayor Frank Bewig.
From 12 noon, guests can find out about the work at the numerous stands and be entertained by concerts and a colourful programme. There will be great games and hands-on activities for children. Numerous food stalls offer something culinary for every taste.
The highlight is the traditional harvest festival procession at 2 pm, at the end of which the harvest crown is presented at 3 pm.
At 6 p.m., the harvest festival comes to a reflective end with many lights in the collegiate church.
Everyone is cordially invited to spend the whole day celebrating together at the Johannesstift, listening to music, strolling through the festively decorated grounds, lingering at the stalls and booths and letting the festive mood carry you away.
As parking spaces are subject to a fee and are only available to a limited extent, it is recommended to come by public transport (bus lines M 45 and 671).
For hearing-impaired visitors, sign language interpreters translate the service and the presentation of the harvest crown.