Carnival of Cultures

Carnival of Cultures

15 August 2021

Berlin could hardly show itself from a more colourful side: Numerous groups of the most diverse nationalities present music, dance, performance, visual arts and acrobatics on moving floats at the Carnival of Cultures. In 2021, several corona-compliant and significantly smaller events are planned.

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Cultural and leisure venues are currently only allowed to open under strict hygiene guidelines. Events are only allowed on a limited scale. Further information »

Every year in spring, the Carnival of Cultures celebrates cultural diversity in Berlin. Costumes, dance, music, rituals - the carnival is a great opportunity for members of Berlin's ethnic groups to make their cultures visible and for everybody else to see and celebrate cultural diversity. In the Corona year 2021, the organisers are planning a decentralised version for August in many Berlin districts with fewer actors than usual and in compliance with the Corona rules that will then apply.

Street parade on Sunday

Highlight of the Carnval of Cultures is usually the street parade on Pentecost Sunday in Kreuzberg where thousands of dancers, musicians and artists perform and about half a million people from all over the world line the streets. The parade starts at noon at Yorckstraße / Großbeerenstraße and moves east on Gneisenaustraße and Hasenheide towards Hermannplatz in Neukölln. In 2021, several corona-compliant and significantly smaller events are planned instead.

"A proud expression of hybrid cultural identities"

The organizers of the festival proclaim that "the Carnival of Cultures is open to everybody and all forms of cultural expression. It is regarded as a platform for a proud expression of hybrid cultural identities, containing traditional and contemporary elements. It includes and attracts all age groups, professional artists and amateurs, people from all walks of life."
Address
Yorckstraße
10965 Berlin
Opening Hours
The Carnival of Cultures 2021 has been postponed due to the Corona pandemic. The events originally scheduled for Whitsun are to be rescheduled for 15 August 2021 in a modified form. Further information will follow.

Street Parade:
23 May 2021
Starts at 12:30 p.m. at Yorckstraße / Großbeerenstraße
Ends at 9 p.m. at Hermannplatz
Admission Fee
Free admission
District
Kreuzberg

Public transportation

Underground
Bus

Photo Galleries (in German)

Karneval der Kulturen 2019

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Karneval der Kulturen 2018

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Karneval der Kulturen 2017

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| Last edited: 28. May 2021