Fun facts for 2019 Berlin Carnival

Experience Berlin’s most colourful side. Celebrate the Carnival of Cultures together with visitors from all over the world: the most colourful multicultural festival in Berlin. Every year at Pentecost, Kreuzberg is transformed into a carnival stronghold: hundreds of thousands of people congregate at Berlin’s most popular street festival to celebrate multicultural diversity with culinary delights and cultural performances. The high point of the festivities is the colourful street parade with over 4,000 participants from all parts of the world. In 2019, the festival will be held from 7 to 10 June.

This is when Berlin celebrates its cultural diversity with colourful street festivities and a cheerful parade. In the beginning, several tens of thousands of carnival fans turned up for the festival in the German capital. However, within the space of 20 years, the annual number of visitors has increased to around one million.

More than 4,000 actors and artists from the most diverse countries and cultures, wearing elaborate costumes and playing all sorts of instruments, create an unforgettable street parade. Stages showcasing over 100 DJs, solo artists, and bands take you on a musical journey around the world. Visitors can regale themselves at the food trucks and various stands with the culinary delights of the many different countries.

The Carnival of Cultures officially kicks off on Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. Most visitors are drawn to the Global Village around Blücherplatz over the weekend where you can celebrate from 11 a.m. to midnight. Pentecost Sunday holds a very special highlight in store when the famous street parade sets off in Yorckstrasse /Großbeerenstrasse at 12:30 p.m. The festivities then slowly wind down on Monday between 11 a.m.and 7 p.m. You don’t need to worry about buying tickets in advance: admission for both the street festival and the parade on Sunday is free to all visitors. What’s more, you can easily get there by public transport. Bus lines 140, N7, and M19 will take you directly to the start of the parade at Yorckstrasse and Großbeerenstrasse. It then goes along Gneisenaustrasse, continues past Südstern and along the Hasenheide to Hermannplatz. Source: Visit Berlin 

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