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Berlin Festival of Lights 2023, Germany

6 October 2023 - 15 October 2023


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Each autumn the German capital becomes a city of illumination for the Berlin Festival of Lights.

This year will see art works in locations spread all over the city. Many of the city’s famous landmarks will be lit up especially for the occasion in a series of light installations, making it one of the world’s most popular light festivals.

Each year the Berlin light festival attracts more than two million visitors every year, with lighting artists from across the globe creating amazing projections and 3D videos, in addition to light installations.

Berlin Festival of Lights 2023 Programme

The theme for the 2023 Festival is Diversity. The festival is free for all to attend, and is barrier-free and accessible. Details of the programme can be found here.

While in Berlin why not visit graffiti-laden as Mark Bibby Jackson did in: Kreuzberg: Berlin Stuck in the 80s?

Berlin Festival of Lights 2020
Photo, courtesy of Visit Berlin, © Frank Hermann.
When is it?

6 to 15 September, 2023. Most installations are illuminated from 7pm to 11pm.

Where is the Berlin Festival of Lights?

Various locations across Berlin. If you will not be in Berlin in September, there will also be a Festival of Lights in Sofia.

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Further information on the Berlin Festival of Lights

For more information, visit the official festival website.

Things to Do in Berlin

Berlin is an amazing and diverse city, one of the mot brilliant in Europe. If you are planning a visit to the German capital, then first take a look at the Visit Berlin website.

Main photo, courtesy of Visit Berlin, © Frank Hermann.


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Mark Bibby Jackson

Mark Bibby Jackson

Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.

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