Taking place in Kreuzberg the streets become awash with colour and music.
Berlin is a hugely multicultural city, with over 450,000 people living in the capital who do not have German citizenship. As with any ethnically diverse city, conflict often arises, therefore in 1995 this carnival was founded to celebrate the different cultures that inhabit side by side, a little along the lines of London’s Notting Hill Carnival. Taking place in Kreuzberg (one of Berlin’s most diverse areas) the streets become awash with colour and music as processions of acrobats, stilt walkers and percussionists march through the city. The event runs over four days, with one being devoted to children. After the parade the party continues with live music, market stalls and other forms of entertainment (even wizardry is not uncommon). All events are free.