Berlin celebrates the Carnival of Cultures annually, late May – early June with a four-day street festival, the Children’s, the Parade and various parties. About 5.200 protagonists will perform in the on- and off-stage program of the street festival and in the Parade. About 1.5 million visitors are expected over the Carnival.
The Carnival of Cultures is a reflection of Berlin’s cultural diversity. It brings together professional artists and amateurs, young and old. It is open towards new trends and styles in youth and minority culture. 450.000 immigrants from more than 180 countries live in the German capital.
The Carnival is a unique opportunity for members of Berlin?s ethnic communities to make their cultures, both traditional and modern visible to Berliners and visitors alike and to add their aesthetic vision to the capita’s reputation as a vibrant and constantly changing metropolis. Within only ten years, the Carnival of Cultures has become a landmark event in the cultural calendar of the German capital. Today, the Carnival of Cultures is one of the six largest open air events in Germany.
Due to the numerous visitors during the festival days and the high demand for accommodations it is recommended to check hotel rates and book rooms well in advance.