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In October 2023, the Festival of Lights will take place in Berlin for the 19th time. Wrapped in magical light, special buildings of Berlin are put on display. Shining monuments, landmarks and famous streets, neighborhoods and squares in Berlin can be admired.

Illumination zum  Festival of Lights, Berlin
Illumination zum Festival of Lights, Berlin © berlin-lights.com, Foto: Verworner

19th FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS 2023 in Berlin!

Artistic productions with light let Berlin shimmer at the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS Berlin, from 06-15 October 2023, daily from 7 pm to 11 pm.

Every year, the spectacular creations of the Festival of Lights team, as well as invited artists:inside can be marveled at. They put Berlin in an extraordinary light with illuminations, artistic projections and 3D mappings under a certain motto.


Berlin shines - that's what's behind it 

Since 2005, visitors from all over the world can experience the Festival of Lights in Berlin once a year. During the international series of events, Berlin becomes the setting for one of the world's most famous festivals of lights. The colorful patterns, images or video projections on the illuminated buildings create a magnificent cityscape. Berlin buildings and landmarks in Mitte and other districts are illuminated. 

The light installations are specially tailored for each individual building. They are creations of national and international artists, designers and creative teams. The works tell stories, convey messages or direct the focus on special and unique things.

Since 2017, there have always been installations dedicated to the theme of the environment. In this way, the artists want to draw attention to a more conscious approach to the environment and its resources.

Each festival is given a motto that fits current issues in the world. Some light installers are honored by receiving an award.

This is what you can expect at the Festival of Lights in Berlin 
one of the most elaborate light festivals worldwide many colorfully illuminated landmarks, historical places, streets, squares, trendy neighborhoods and interesting places of recent Berlin history artistically high-quality stagings with lights, pictures, videos and 3D mappings comfortable sightseeing tours by bus, boat, bike-taxi, limousine or by electric cab
Important information for your visit   

For a whole 10 days you will have the chance to get to know Berlin immersed in spectacular lights. If you want to experience the beginning of the festival, you are invited to go on the first day in front of one of the buildings participating in the festival. There you will see live how Berlin is transformed into a spectacle of colors and patterns. 

You can discover the light installations every day at a wide variety of locations in Berlin. The completely free festival can thus also be combined with a walk through Berlin's neighborhoods.

With the partners of the organizer the light festival can be explored comfortably by city tour. There is a choice of tours by bus through the whole of Berlin, by boat on the Spree, by bike cab in the city center and even by limousine or electric cab. This way, you can enjoy the light spectacle comfortably, regardless of the weather. The cost varies depending on the chosen type and duration of the tour.


All involved buildings and occasional special announcements as well as costs for the tours can be found on the official website of the Festival of Lights Berlin.
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