Europe in a new light
Federal Ministry of Finances
Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
Ministry of Defense
“I protect what you do not see.” Under this motto, the Bundeswehr took part in the festival for the first time and made itself and its tasks more visible for the public.
Built in the 1930s, the Shell House, rented by the German Ministry of Defense since 2012, was illuminated with polygons and invited all to reflect and discuss.
Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection
Federal Ministry of Health
Health in Germany and Europe, vaccinations, digitisation – these topics were addressed by means of projections on the building of the Federal Ministry of Health.
Federal Ministry of Education and Research
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research did like to call attention to the 2nd Conference of the Ministers of Science on Arctic Research which took place on the 25. and 26. of October, not on their own building, but on the Neue Marstall as part of the video show “House of Nature” with photos of the breathtaking beauty of the Arctic.
The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
Federal Foreign Office
Europe stands for solidarity, responsibility, openness, tolerance and diversity. For example, the Federal Foreign Office on Werderscher Markt 1, in the immediate vicinity of the newly build Berlin Palace, was the best place to point out these European core values under #EuropeUnited with five different motifs.
Directly on Pariser Platz, opposite the Hotel Adlon, is the European House. There the representations of the European Commission and the European Parliament sit in Germany. Both institutions did put a focus on the European elections in the coming year with common projection motives. Festival visitors could take a journey through history, politics and life in the European Union in the free interactive exhibition “Experience Europe” featured inside of the building.
Europe light route
The Festival of Lights wanted you to invite to enjoy the Europe themed light route:
Bundeministerium der Finanzen, Wilhelmstraße 97, 10117
Berlin Bundesministerium der Justiz und für Verbraucherschutz, Mohrenstraße 37, 10117 Berlin
Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie, Scharnhorststrasse 34 – 37, 10115 Berlin
Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung
Bundesministerium der Verteidigung, Stauffenbergstraße 18, 10785 Berlin
Bundesministerium für Gesundheit, Friedrichstraße 108, 10117
Berlin Auswärtiges Amt, Werderscher Markt 1, 10117
Berlin Europäisches Haus, Unter den Linden 78, 10117 Berlin
The following map shows you the route (dark blue colored):