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Premiere: Walk of Light!


For the first time ever the Festival  of Lights presents two walking routes, the “Walk of Light”, on which all the illuminations and art works can be explored. To ensure that no light art installation will be missed! Route in blue (4,1 km) and route in pink (2,15 km).

Another route is going to the “Europa im Licht” (Europe in light) locations (dark blue, 6,6 km). Also we are recommending discovering the City West. You can enjoy “Festival of Lights XXL” when you visit all illuminations and locations 🙂 These larger light route can be explored best with the Lightliner or one of the other beautiful LightSeeing tours.



We are presenting here the illuminations of the Festival of Lights 2018 in the following overview. It will be updated constantly. We are presenting 150 different art works on 60 locations. We have 66 artists from 25 countries! All landmarks and buildings are shining if not marked with artistic projections which tell stories and present themes. Video Mappings including length are highlighted.


1. Bode-Museum (front)


2. Bode-Museum (side)

House of Art: "World of Art - The new Masters"
House of Art: "World of Art - The new Masters"

3. Ampelmann

James Simon Park/ Hackescher Markt

4. James-Simon-Park


5. Alte Nationalgalerie

Alte Nationalgalerie

6. Berlin Cathedral (side)

P07 Dom Portal

7. Spreepalais

8. Marienkirche


9. Berlin TV tower

FOL Award: "Let's create a better tomorrow" | 3D Videomapping Show (15 Minuten) - Publikumsvoting
FOL Award: "Let's create a better tomorrow" | 3D Videomapping Show (15 Minuten) - Publikumsvoting

9. Berlin TV tower

Urban Art

10. Neptunbrunnen

Guardians of Sustainability by Manfred Kielnhofer
Guardians of Sustainability by Manfred Kielnhofer

11. Altes Stadthaus

Urban Art Show

12. Nikolaiviertel

Chinesische Laternenkunst
Chinesische Laternenkunst

13. Neuer Marstall

House of nature
House of nature

14. ESMT

15. Auswärtiges Amt

Bebelplatz: 16 - 20

"Freedom of Art"

16. St. Hedwigs-Kathedrale

St.-Hedwigs Kathedrale

17. Staatsoper

18. Juristische Fakultät

Festival of Lights | Nelofee

19. Hotel de Rome

3D Videomapping Show (15 Minuten) - Hotel de Rome
3D Videomapping Show (15 Minuten)

20. Humboldt-University


21. Zeughaus

"70 Jahre Israel" 3D Videomapping
"70 Jahre Israel" 3D Videomapping

22. Rausch Schokoladenhaus

Rausch Schokoladenhaus
"100 Jahre Rausch"

23. Europäisches Haus

Europäisches Haus
"Europa im Licht"

24. Brandenburg Gate

Brandenburger Tor
"Berlin - Connecting Cultures" | Videomapping Show (15 Minuten)

25. USA Embassy

"70 Jahre Luftbrücke"
"70 Jahre Luftbrücke"

26. Singapore Embassy

FOL Award: "City of the Future" | Projektionsshow (10 Motive) - Publikumsvoting
FOL Award: "City of the Future" | Projektionsshow (10 Motive) - Publikumsvoting

Potsdamer Platz: 27 - 38

Potsdamer Platz Panoramainszenierung
"20 Jahre Potsdamer Platz"

27. Forum Tower

28. Kollhoff-Tower

World Championship of Projection Mapping "New Dimension of Architecture" (15 Minuten) - Publikumsvoting

29. Potsdamer Platz

Potsdamer Platz

30. Bahntower

31. Ritz Carlton


32. P5

coming soon

33. Canadian Embassy

Botschaft Kananda

37. Loeser & Wolff Haus

Löser & Wolff-Haus

38. WZB

coming soon

39. Shell-Haus / BJM

City West: 40 - 46


40. Upper West

Upper West

41. Technical University


42. rbb

coming soon

43. Funkturm


44. Kondor Wessels

Misu Kondor Wessels

45. Deutsche Rentenversicherung


46. BMZ

coming soon

47. Bundesministerium der Finanzen

"Europa im Licht"
"Europa im Licht"

48. BMJV

coming soon

49. BMG

coming soon

50. BMWi

coming soon

51. Körner Eventkommunikation

Interaktive Lichtinstallation
Interaktive Lichtinstallation

52. Planetarium Mariannenplatz

"The New Infinity"
"The New Infinity"

53. Marzahner Mühle

Moulin Rouge

54. Spreebogen (5.+6.10.)


55. Ministergärten (12.10.)

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"Jazz in den Ministergärten"

56. Askania (06.10.)


57. Lichtenberg


58. Gärten der Welt (05.&06.10)

coming soon

The program from 2017 you find in our program history.



Either by ship, BikeTaxi, limousine, carriage or walking: Our LightSeeing partners are offering a variety of eventful ways to experience the unique light installations of the festival.

It is the most comfortable way to explore the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS. Regardless of the weather conditions, you will be able to visit various festival stops with different traveling options e.g. as a group, as an individual, with snacks or stops for picture shots.

Remark: We would kindly like to point out that our LightSeeing partners are organizing and conducting the tours independently. Please book your LightSeeing tour directly through our partners using their indicated telephone numbers or their online contact details. Thank you.

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LightLiner (Bus)

A very special city tour: By LightLiner through the illuminated capital.

Duration: 2,5 hours (incl. 2 photo stops)

Price: Per person 15,00 € | discount (kids up to 14 yrs.) 7,50 €

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During this time, you’ll be carried past the beautiful, illuminated buildings, right along the shore.

Duration: 2 hours

Price: Per person 25,00 € | Discount (children 6 – 14 years) 12,50 €

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Lightseeing-Tour mit Avis und DS 7 CROSSBACK

Discover the festival highlights with Avis and the DS 7 CROSSBACK. Participate in the raffle to win this unique tour.

Price: free

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Lightseeing XL (Bus & Ship)

Enjoy the illuminated Highlights of the city by LightBus and LightShip.

Duration: Approximately 4 hours (Sunday – Thursday) approximately 4,5 hours (Friday + Saturday)

Price: Per person 40,00 € | discount (kids up to 12 years) 25,00 €

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Lightsseeing-Kombi Tour (Bus & Ship)

The combination of LightShip and LightBus through the illuminated city center.

Duration: 3,5 hours

Price: Per person 33,00 € | Discount (children 6 – 14 years) 16,50 €

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LightPhoto-Safari (Bustour with photo-stops)

Using this LightBus you take longer breaks for taking photos at the illuminations.

Duration: 3 or 4 hours

Price: 3h: Per Person 20,00 € | discount (kids up to 12 years) 15,00 € 4h: Per Person 30,00 € | discount (kids up to 12 years) 20,00 €

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StrechLimo - Festival of Lights

LightSeeing Stretched Limousine Tour

On the leather couch in the Light-Stretched Limousine, you will be chauffeured from one highlight to the other while drinking chilled sparkling wine.

Duration: 1h | 2h

Price: 1 hour per person from 20,-€ | 2 hours per person from 40,-€

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Enjoy the historical Berlin city center with our real Berliner Katrin Pollok (Stadtführungen Berlinsehenswert).

Duration: Approximately 90 minutes

Price: p.P. 10,00 €

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Bike_Taxi - Festival of Lights

LightBikeTaxi (Bicycle Taxi)

Experience the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS as special guest in the bright LightBikeTaxis.

Duration: 75 minutes | 1 hour | 2 hours

Price: Prices per BikeTaxi (2 adults): 75 Minutes Standard-BikeTaxi, without light: 90€, LightBikeTaxi illuminated: 110€; 1,5 hours Standard-BixeTaxi, without light: 105€, LightBikeTaxi illuminated: 125€; 2 hours Standard-BixeTaxi, without light: 140€, LightBikeTaxi illuminated: 170€

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LightBalloon - Festival of Lights

LightBalloon (ascension of the WELTballoon)

Enjoy the breath-taking view from 150 meters above the Metropolis of Berlin.

Duration: 15 minutes ascent

Price: Per person 25€ | discount 20€ | Kids 12€ (3-10 years old)

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Discover the illuminated city in an electronic carriage, in the style of Berlin’s period of promoterism.

Price: per hour 110€ (up to 4 pers.) | 165€ (up to 7 pers.)

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Events, Dates and temporary illuminations you find in this overview:

In addition, there are daily illuminations from 7 pm until midnight. Here is a list of all illuminations.


26Sep 2018allday14OktThe New Infinity. Neue Kunst für Planetarien


26Sep 2018allday14OktThe New Infinity. Neue Kunst für Planetarien

05Okt 2018allday14Erlebnis Europa

05Okt 2018(Okt 5)11:0009(Okt 9)17:00Holly Herndon & Mathew Dryhurst: Chain Opera

05Okt 2018(Okt 5)19:0006(Okt 6)23:59Kiez im Licht: Spree-Bogen

05Okt 2018(Okt 5)19:0006(Okt 6)23:59Lasernight at Gärten der Welt

05Okt 201819:3020:00Festival of Lights Opening

05Okt 2018(Okt 5)20:0014(Okt 14)23:59Crossroad Club

06Okt 201819:0023:59OPEN NIGHTS 2018

10Okt 2018(Okt 10)11:0014(Okt 14)17:59Fatima Al Qadiri & Transforma: Extraordinary Alien

12Okt 201819:0023:00Jazz in den Ministergärten

14Okt 2018alldayWilliam Basinski | Evelina Domnitch & Dmitry Gelfand