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Berlin Festival of Lights – Discover the capital city outdoors
Every autumn, Berlin Festival of Lights takes place in Berlin: world-famous landmarks and buildings are illuminated with spectacularly staged light shows. This year the popular festival particularly invites you to have a stroll around and discover the districts of Berlin. This is to avoid too many people accumulating in one place at the same time. The concept for 2020 is also a fantastic opportunity to discover the capital off the beaten track (and for all those who aren’t able to travel, this year it’s even possible to experience the shows virtually!)
This year, the productions will take place from 11-20 September and can be admired in many new locations. In addition to the well-known landmarks such as Berlin Cathedral, the Brandenburg Gate, the Television Tower and the Victory Column, 13 railway stations, a number of federal ministries and the former 33-storey high Ku’damm Karree will also be aglow with light.
100 illuminated works of art in 86 separate locations across Berlin await curious visitors this year, which will amaze locals and visitors alike. Under the motto “Together we shine”, 40 artists set to work with themes such as solidarity, trust, diversity, freedom and tolerance.
If you want to see the illuminations for yourself, the MEININGER hotels in Berlin are an ideal starting point. The MEININGER Hotel Berlin East Side Gallery is located within walking distance of the popular Oberbaum Bridge. The MEININGER Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz is perfect for a stroll to the Television Tower and Berlin Cathedral. The MEININGER Hotel Berlin Tiergarten is also centrally located, close to the Brandenburg Gate, Charlottenburg Palace and the Unter den Linden boulevard. The MEININGER Hotel Berlin Mitte is located near to Museum Island, Friedrichstrasse and the iconic Potsdamer Platz.
More information on the Berlin Festival of Lights can be found at www.festival-of-lights.de
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