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The Berlin Carnival of Cultures or Karneval der Kulturen to give the correct German title is a 4 day carnival event that takes place in May each year.
The early days of the festival are focussed on the
street festviual that takes place in the Kreuzberg district before
attention shifts to the huge Carnival Street parade that takes to
the city streets on Pentecost Sunday, attracting a crowd of well
over a million to watch the spectacle.
The carnival has been taking place each year in Berlin since 1993 and has continued to expand each year ot the current version with huge attendances and over 4000 groups taking part in the carnival street parade, with groups not only form Germany but all around the world.
The Carnival in 2017 takes place from the 2-5 June.
There is a 4 day street festival at Blucherplatz in the Kreuzberg district, featuring food and drink stalls and plenty of live music and entertainment
The Street Parade is on Sunday 4th June, and starts at Starts at 12:30 at Hermannplatz, ending at 21:00 at Mockernstrasse.
There has been live streaming of the Carnival Street Parade in
previous years provided by TV and radio broadcasters Radio Eins and
RBB, check out their websites for the latest coverage of the event
RBB live stream
Radio Eins online
Berlin is a great city to visit at any time of year, and June is usually a very pleasant time for a visit with mild weather and plenty of sunshine.
You can check availability and make reservations for local hotels here.
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