Berlin Festival of Lights
Despite the onset of Gloomy Winter weather approaching, one event to look forward to in Berlin every October is the Festival of Lights. Not to be confused with the festival of lights (Deepavali) celebrated by Hindu’s world over, The Berlin Festival of lights is an electric showcase of color that highlights some of the city’s history architectural pieces.
Currently in its 6th year of inception the Berlin festival of lights takes place from 12-25 October each year giving locals and tourists some insight into some of the cities architectural gems. During this period for a week, prominent architectural works of Berlin which including tourist hubs like the Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden Boulevard, Gendarmenmarkt square, Hauptbahnhof train station, TV Tower, Charlottenburg palace and the Berliner Dom are colourfully illuminated with lights.
Some Images From The Berlin Festival of Lights
This is now my second year of living in Berlin. I missed last years show, so I went out last night to see the event myself. Unfortunately I was not dressed warmly enough so was only able to get to a few landmarks. I do hope to venture out again before the festivals ends so stay tuned for the rest of the pics. In the mean time I have just listed below some of the Landmarks I have passed.
The Gendarmenmarkt Square is one of my favourite spots in the city.
Located in the heart of the city (stad mitte) the Gendarmenmarkt Square is rich in cultural heritage and history the square is unified by the exquisite sculpture of German intellect Fredrich Schiller.
The Square is flanked by Berlin Concert House by Karl Freidrich Schiller
the Französische Dom by Carl Von Gontrd (1731- 791) and the Deutsche Dom
by Martin Grünberg in 1708 and, later modified by Carl Von Gontrd
TV Tower, Alexander Platz
- Located near the Museum Island cluster of historical building and cultural centres, The Berliner Dom dates back to the Renaissance period. (Until 1538).
- For more information about the Berliner Dom check out the official site.
The festival is usually opened with a grand fireworks display followed by a weeklong of colourfully lit evenings. Several others activates run concurrent with the festival of lights .These include Night of Open Doors, Jazz at the Minister gardens and a spectacular finish at the City LightRun on October 23rd.You can read more about the Berlin Festival of Lights in the official site.
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All Images by Author: Charly © 21 October 2010, unless otherwise acknowledged.