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Lights of Freedom: October 11th – 20th, 2019


In October 2019 our big anniversary festival will take place: 15 years of FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS in Berlin!

The motto: Lights of Freedom. Also because of the occasion of the “30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall” in 2019, our festival makes FREEDOM the guiding theme! We stage famous landmarks, buildings and squares of Berlin, from the Brandenburg Gate to the TV Tower. In addition many other buildings and squares of the city will be illuminated. For 10 nights, the capital will become the largest open air gallery in the world! We look forward seeing you!

This was Festival of Lights 2018:


Premiere: Walk of Light!


For the first time ever the Festival  of Lights presented two walking routes, the “Walk of Light”, on which all the illuminations and art works could be explored. To ensure that no light art installation was 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 could enjoy “Festival of Lights XXL” when you visited all illuminations and locations 🙂 These larger light route could be explored best with the Lightliner or one of the other beautiful LightSeeing tours. Here you can download the illumination map and the program.

Illuminations 2018


We are presenting here the illuminations of the Festival of Lights 2018 in the following overview. We were presenting 150 different art works on 60 locations. We had 66 artists from 25 countries! All landmarks and buildings were shining if not marked with artistic projections which tell stories and present themes. Video Mappings including length were highlighted. Here you can download the illumination map and the program.


1. Bode-Museum (front)


2. Bode-Museum (side)

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3. Ampelmann


4. James-Simon-Park

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5. Alte Nationalgalerie

Alte Nationalgalerie

6. Berlin Cathedral (side)

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7. Spreepalais

Festival of Lights Cocktail oder Glühwein im A Tavola

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 - Publikumsvoting

9. Berlin TV tower

Urban Art

10. Neptunbrunnen

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

11. Altes Stadthaus

Altes Stadthaus - Artist: KEF!
Altes Stadthaus - Artist: KEF!

12. Nikolaiviertel


13. Neuer Marstall

House of nature
House of nature

14. ESMT


15. Auswärtiges Amt

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Bebelplatz: 16 - 20


16. St. Hedwigs-Kathedrale


17. Staatsoper


18. Juristische Fakultät


19. Hotel de Rome


20. Humboldt-University


21. Zeughaus


22. Rausch Schokoladenhaus

Rausch Schokoladenhaus
Rausch Schokoladenhaus

23. Europäisches Haus


24. Brandenburg Gate


25. USA Embassy


26. Singapore Embassy

Botschaft Singapur (2)

Potsdamer Platz: 27 - 38


27. Forum Tower

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28. Kollhoff-Tower

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

29. Potsdamer Platz


30. Bahntower


31. Ritz Carlton


32. P5

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33. Canadian Embassy


34. Haus Huth

"Aguaviva", Haus Huth
"Aguaviva", Haus Huth
A project by “Berlin leuchtet”

35. Alte Potsdamer Straße

A project by “Berlin leuchtet”

36. Pianosee

Schiffchen am Pianosee
A project by “Berlin leuchtet”

37. Loeser & Wolff Haus

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38. Shell-Haus / BJM


City West: 40 - 46


39. Upper West

Upper West

40. Technical University

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41. rbb

Artist: Clemens Rothbauer

42. Funkturm


43. Kondor Wessels

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44. Deutsche Rentenversicherung


45. BMZ

Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit

46. Bundesministerium der Finanzen

Bundesministerium der Finanzen

47. BMJV

BM der Justiz und für Verbraucherschutz

48. BMG


49. BMWi

BM für Wirtschaft und Energie

50. Körner Eventkommunikation

Interaktive Lichtinstallation
Interaktive Lichtinstallation

51. Planetarium Mariannenplatz

"The New Infinity"
"The New Infinity"

52. Marzahner Mühle

Moulin Rouge

53. Spreebogen (5.+6.10.)


54. Ministergärten (12.10.)

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57. Askania (06.10.)


56. Lichtenberg


57. Gärten der Welt (05.&06.10)

Chinesiches Mondfest, 22. September 2018, Gärten der Welt, Blumberger Damm 44 / Eisenacher Str. 99, 12685 Berlin // Foto: Ole Bader /

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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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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LightPhoto-Safari / Europe Tour

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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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.

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