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Berlin Carnibal - Carnival of Cultures

Guide To The Berlin Carnibal

Berlin Carnibal (or the Carnival of Cultures as it is also known) was first held in 1996 as a means to showcase and celebrate the cultural diversity of Berlin. Eventually the annual carnival began to attract so many visitors from across the globe that today it has become one of the highlights of Berlin’s busy social calendar. Berlin is home to more than 400,000 people from over 200 global communities and the Berlin Carnibal seeks to celebrate the whole culture of peace, tolerance and social acceptance that prevails in the region.

The high point of the Berlin Carnibal is the exotic street parade that sees more than 4,500 talented performers on the road. These performers are dressed in their traditional costumes Berlin Carnivaland include international musicians, DJs, pop artists, circus acrobats, jugglers and tourists. There is a veritable visual feast in store for the visitors who witness the Carnibal street parade.

The venue for the event is normally the Kreuzberg district. This district has perhaps one of the largest densities of international population and is therefore an apt location for staging an event of this nature. An annual children’s festival is also conducted at Goerlitzer Park as part of the Berlin Carnibal. Apart from these there are several food and craft stalls, musical and dance events and other entertainment event in store during the Berlin Carnibal.

Date: May to June annually.

Official website: Berlin Carnival.

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Extra ideas: One of the most lively areas is Mitte, whilst Tempelhof-Schöneberg is also worth considering if you are looking for a place to stay in the city.

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