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Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights 2021 (8)

The Hotel de Rome is illuminated during the 17th edition of the "Festival of Lights".

Once a year, Berlin’s world famous sights and monuments in the city center become the canvas for spectacular light and video projections during the Festival of Lights.

The Festival of Lights will take place for the 20th time in 2024 and is traditionally held under the patronage of the Governing Mayor of Berlin. Many landmarks, historical places, streets, squares, trendy neighborhoods and interesting places of recent Berlin history will be spectacularly illuminated for ten days in October.

Highlights and Hotspots

The light art installations on Bebelplatz are particularly impressive every year. Here, visitors can take in the colorful light art projections, perfectly matched to the conditions, from three sides. The light shows will be accompanied by music. Another place with numerous different installations is Potsdamer Platz. This no less impressive hotspot is another one of the must-sees of the Festival of Lights.

Festival of Lights 2023 (6)

Pictures: Festival of Lights 2023

Let there be light! Impressions of the 19th Festival of Lights in Berlin. From 6 to 15 October, numerous buildings will be artfully illuminated under the motto "Colours of Life".  more

At a Glance

Festival of Lights 2024
Not yet known
Opening Hours
Most of the illuminations can be seen from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. daily
Various landmarks in Berlin
Admission Fee
Locations and Artworks

Last edited: 29 November 2023