Karneval der Kulturen
The Carnival of Cultures is one of the largest city festivals in Germany and reflects the diversity of Berlin. Since 1996, the Carnival of Cultures has taken place annually at Whitsun as a four-day free festival in the heart of Berlin.
The Carnival of Cultures celebrates the internationality and diversity of the German capital.
More than 5,500 actors parade through the streets in imaginative costumes and choreographies, artistically demonstrating Berlin's cultural diversity and the concerns of its diverse citizens.
The accompanying four-day street festival offers culinary delights and handicrafts from all over the world as well as music by Berlin-based musicians and DJs on the stages and in the music corners.
Thousands of visitors from near and far are attracted to the capital every year.
The Carnival of Cultures builds bridges and challenges new perspectives - making it so much more than just a raucous celebration.
The Carnival of Cultures is Berlin's unique statement for diversity, tolerance, commitment, art and culture.
In 2023, after a pandemic-related hiatus, the KdK returns to the streets with renewed vigor and a strengthened vision, inviting everyone to try out and celebrate diverse perspectives and bridge-building encounters.
The Carnival of Cultures is the most colorful city festival that reflects the diversity of Berlin. Since 1996, the Carnival of Cultures has taken place annually as a four-day free festival in the center of Berlin.