From 4/5 October to 20 Oktober 2013

Not one, but two festivals will illuminate the most beautiful and representative spots of Berlin for several nights this October – the famous “Festival of Lights” and the first edition of “Berlin leuchtet”/Berlin glows. From 4 and 9 October to 20 October lighting artists will set the scene for various buildings with spectacular lights and projections.

After dusk the show begins for over 70 buildings at the “Festival of Lights” and entire streets will stand in the bright-colorful spotlight. Around two million visitors were attracted by this color and light spectacle in 2012. Now, the “Festival of Lights” will be joined by “Berlin leuchtet”. The result: Even more buildings and entire train stations will be illuminated, starting already on 4 October. “By using the symbolic power of light we want to let the positive and internationally exceptional developments and features of Berlin shine”, says Jürgen Gangl, member of the board of the association “Berlin leutet”.

Both festivals are based on private initiatives and private commitment. For the visitors of the illuminated buildings the entrance is, of course, free of charge. Additionally, lightseeing tours on land and water are offered. Last but not least, the “Festival of Lights” offers the concert “LUMISSIMO” in a breathtaking atmosphere – in the Berliner Dome. The unplugged concert fuses the sounds of the big Sauer organ with the lighting effects from a modern laser harp and presents the premiere of “Toccata” from Johann Sebastian Bach.

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