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If you’re wondering when to take a night tour of Berlin, this is your moment. Once a year in October, Berlin turns into an open-air light art gallery. Where? At the Festival of Lights. Adding in this way some brightness to the beginning of the dark season.

This event will run from the 11th to 20th October. And it covers around 100 different locations which are illuminated daily from 7pm until midnight.

For ten nights, the Festival of Lights transforms Berlin’s most well-known landmarks, monuments, buildings and neighborhoods with light and video art projections. The participating monuments are mainly in the city center: Brandenburg Gate, Leipziger Platz, Berliner Dom, Postdamer Platz, Funkturm…among others.

Local as well as international artists use this unique opportunity to show their temporary light art works by transforming the city into a huge stage. The Berlin Festival of Lights connects diverse cultures and people throughout the world. Because the lights speak all languages.

2019 Motto: “Lights of freedom”

Without light, there is no life. Does that explain our fascination with lights? Why do we have lights in every celebration? We even have a dedicated festival for lights.

This year, we are celebrating this year the 15th anniversary of the festival. 15 years of Festival of Lights in Berlin!! The theme for the festival is guided by the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. In this way, light projections will tell touching and emotional stories.

Do you want to see your photo on the iconic TV Tower? ‘Faces of Freedom’ will project people’s photos on the TV Tower in a huge format during 10 seconds. During the festival, all the photos will be brought together creating a big collage. It is easy to be part of this initiative: send your photo or your 10-second video and then you will appear on the TV Tower!

More than just light projections

There are some special events happening during the Festival of Lights. Including art and music events, photography workshops, open house at selected buildings, and charity events.

Berlin Festival of Lights

DAS Akademie takes you to the Festival of Lights!

If you want to experience the festival in a diverse and multi-cultural environment, we invite you to come to our on-foot tour! Just ask for more information at our school in Berlin!