Berlin leuchtet

Berlin leuchtet

13 - 22 August 2021

Berlin leuchtet, one of two illumination festivals in October, transforms many lesser known yet significant buildings all over the town with coloured light.

  • Gendarmenmarkt - Berlin leuchtet© dpa
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    Building of the German Bundesrat
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    Alexanderplatz
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    Ku'damm-Karree
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    Leipziger Platz

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Berlin leuchtet, "Berlin illuminated" in English, stages historic houses, shopping malls, train stations, bridges and even some public parks with light installations and laser, video and 3D projections. A range of musical and artistic performances, fireworks and guided tours for visitors round off and enhance the unusual visual experience.

Lifting the mood with colourful illuminations

Berlin leuchtet was created by some of the initiators of the Festival of Lights and has since managed to make its mark. While the Festival of Lights illuminates some of the most famous monuments and sights in the city centre, Berlin leuchtet focuses on less prominent architectural structures all over town. All lit up they, they add some brightness to the beginning of the dark season.

Tour recommendation

Berlin Light Weeks 2016
© Vera Fittschen – B like Berlin

Berlin Light Weeks: Guided City Tour

See elaborately illuminated buildings and landmarks in Berlin's city centre at the light events "Festival of Lights" and "Berlin leuchtet" in autumn. more

Illuminated buildings at the light festival

«Berlin leuchtet» illuminates around 30 buildings in 2021. The following places will be illuminated this year (selection): Friedrichstadtpalast, Siegessäule, Oberbaumbrücke, Gendarmenmarkt, Funkturm, Brandenburger Tor, Gedächtniskirche, Schloss Britz and Nikolaiviertel.
Opening Hours
13 - 22 August 2021
Useful hints
The light installations and projections can be found all over the city, but mainly in the quarters Mitte, Tiergarten, Friedrichshain, Kreuzberg and Steglitz.

Berlin leuchtet and Festival of Lights Video

Photo Galleries (in German)

  • Berlin leuchtet 2019 (5)© dpa
    Lichterfest «Berlin leuchtet» 2019
  • Gendarmenmarkt - Berlin leuchtet© dpa
    Lichterfest «Berlin leuchtet» 2018
  • Brandenburger Tor - Berlin leuchtet© dpa
    Lichterfest "Berlin leuchtet" 2017
Festival of Lights
© dpa

Festival of Lights

03 - 12 September 2021

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

Source: Berlin leuchtet e.V./BerlinOnline

| Last edited: 25. May 2021