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One of the most famous and popular festivals in the world

Every year in Fall Berlin becomes the city of light art. The light productions on the world-famous landmarks, monuments, buildings and squares of the German capital make the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS one of the most popular light art festivals in the world. Together with national and international artists, the Festival of Lights Team transforms Berlin into one big shining stage – the whole of Berlin lights up! We tell stories, draw attention to what is hidden in the neighbourhoods, present cultures and arts, transport messages and themes. Magic moments in Berlin!

The Festival of Lights is under the patronage of the governing mayor: Michael Müller.

17th Berlin FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS: 03rd-12th of September 2021

CREATING TOMORROW – Shaping the future today


This year’s festival motto intensively illuminates the topic of the future. We are connecting a wide variety of topics, visions and tasks such as responsibility for the preservation of a healthy planet, science, e-mobility or digitalization and locating them in prominent places in Berlin. A call for more sustainability, collective spirit, humanity and mindfulness as well as the preservation of cultural diversity. As every year, light art and 3D shows alternate with impressive projections that tell stories and convey the topics that are close to our hearts.

We look forward to experiencing the 17th FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS together with you!

With the start of the festival on September 3, 2021, the largest open air gallery in the world opens again. At over 70 locations, on about 186 square kilometers and thus distributed over the entire Berlin city area, there are unique light art – productions to marvel at. Of course, there are popular festival locations such as the Brandenburg Gate, Charlottenburg Palace or the TV Tower, but we also go into the neighborhoods and show you our wonderful illuminations in places that may be little known to you.

In order to make the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS a luminous experience for all of us, we kindly ask you to respect the minimum distance of 1.50 meters and the then applicable rules. In addition, we recommend wearing a mouth-nose covering. If you find that a space is getting too crowded, please come back at another time.*

You will receive live updates on this throughout the festival via our news service in the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS – App. For the latest information on the program, locations, productions and our festival partners, please check our app, Instagram, Facebook and homepage.


Glowing regards,

Your Festival of Lights – Team


*Note: If a place is too crowded, the police may ask us to turn off the lights until the crowds have diminished. In this case, we kindly ask for your understanding.

Program 2021


Hotel Partner


FOL Digital




FOL Awards


Photo Competition


Share your Light






Here you can listen to our official Festival of Lights Song 2019, performed by Ayman.
Just in time for Lights On available everywhere. Here you can find the official music video!