Berlin illuminated: the Festival of Lights




Video: Jan Hübel

Berlin as a “Glittering Metropolis”:

Since 2005, the Berlin FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS transforms the capital in an enchanting world full of light art and creative installations during the month of October. Various events, adventure activities and tours – all about and under the theme of light – make it an art piece. This video shows some impressions of 12 years FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS in Berlin.

Video: Jan Huebel

Marketplace of Cultures

For the first time the Festival of Lights presented the Marketplace of Cultures, a virutal journey through the cultures of the world in 3D. To be continued!


LightSeeing – experience the illuminated City with these special tours

Festival of Lights Berlin 2013, Photo: Oliver Brenneisen


Lay back, relax and enjoy the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS like never before. Our LightSeeing partners are perfectly briefed and will show you all of the illuminations and installations.

Learn more about the different tours and booking options here




Festival of Lights

2015 brandeburger tor morten carlssonFor the past 12 years, the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS turns Berlin into a world full of light art once a year. International artists present many glowing light projections, 3D video mappings and light installations and thus transport their messages, themes and content. These artistic productions of the landmarks, monuments, buildings, streets, neighborhoods and places inspire over two million visitors on site and let Berlin shine. Events, tours, incentives and activities around the theme of light make the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS Berlin a piece of art work in itself.

Festival of LightsThe FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS has developed into a very important tourism magnet and major economic factor for the city of Berlin. With more than two million visitors, 650,000 additional hotel stays and 1.8 billion media contacts, it is one of the most successful public events and largeer light festivals in the world.

The combination of live experience with classical and social media make the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS a unique and vibrant communication platform (offline, online, digital and viral and live).

Festival of LightsThe concept and the brand FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS was developed by Birgit Zander and her agency Zander & Partner Event-Marketing.

The next step is the international expansion of the festival. The aim is to build a global network of light festivals and to make the experience, the synergies as well as the appeal of the brand FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS available to other cities and regions as well as their partners and sponsors available.



Statements about the Festival of Lights



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