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A special thanks to our supporter, partner, friends and fans from the last 14 years! Only with the help of the amazing engagement and enthusiasm from many personalities, artists, creatives, institutions and companies the successful FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS in Berlin could be realised with such an international awareness. Here are some of the statements (translated from German by E.K.):

MICHAEL MÜLLER

GOVERNING MAYOR OF BERLIN AND PATRON OF THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
Michael Mueller SPD, Bürgermeister von Berlin, Foto von Jens Jeske

“Berlin’s cultural calendar is chock-full of exciting events. For pure sparkle, however, in the literal sense of the word, nothing beats the Festival of Lights, which sets our city aglow every year in October. Berlin’s Festival of Lights has long since become one of the world’s largest and best-known illumination festivals. Year after year, it captivates not only Berliners, but more and more visitors from Germany and abroad as well. I hope you’ll be there, too, for the 14th edition of the Festival of Lights, and I wish you unforgettable impressions and magical moments. Enjoy! My sincere thanks go to all those who make this festival possible, especially the organizers, their partners, and the artists involved.” To the complete message

BIRGIT ZANDER

DIRECTOR AND EVENT ORGANISER OF THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
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“With the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS we enchant our capital city and make Berlin a stage of with extraordinary dimensions. Artistic stagings of buildings and squares, elaborate facade projections and spectacular video mappings recount stories and present subjects dear to our hearts. Diverse tours and events top of the Festival.

I wish you magical moments and thank everybody from the heart who supports us on our shining mission!”

BURKHARD KIEKER

VISIT BERLIN-MANAGER
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“The FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS turns Berlin into a total artwork and inspires guests from all over the world. The Festival gives Berlin a splendour and has evolved to an international major attraction.  (…)

More than two million visitors and over 800.000 additional overnight stays have been counted for each year. These numbers do not surprise us: The artists bring light and warmth on a high artistic level into the dark season, for ten days!”

KLAUS WOWEREIT

FORMER MAYOR OF BERLIN
Der Regierende Bürgermeister von Berlin Klaus Wowereit hält vor Parteianhängern am Freitag (13.05.2011) beim SPD-Landesparteitag in Berlin eine Rede. Als letzte der Berliner Parteien stellt die SPD die Weichen für die Abgeordnetenhauswahl am 18. September. Auf dem Landesparteitag soll Wowereit offiziell zum Spitzenkandidaten nominiert werden. Foto: Rainer Jensen dpa lbn  +++(c) dpa - Bildfunk+++

“FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS: under this motto light artists create amazing illuminations on Berlin attractions and striking buildings. Creating temporary artworks in many parts of the city, that are not forgotten easily. (…)

My gratitude goes to the initiators of the Festival and to all those, may they be sponsors or committed individuals, who have contributed to organising this event and working towards the idea of an artfully illuminated city.”

WOLFGANG JOOP

DESIGNER
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“The contrasts and undone, unfinished fascinate me about Berlin.

This makes it even more beautiful to project prints of WUNDERKIND on one of the most prominent and historically important buildings on Unter den Linden in the city centre.”

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FRANZISKA VAN ALMSICK

WORLD CHAMPION IN SWIMMING

„Congratulations to the tenth FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS. All the best from your Franzi!”

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JÈROME BOATENG

FOOTBALL NATIIONAL PLAYER

 

„As a Berliner I am happy to see my city in a different light!”

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ROBERT HARTING

OLYMPIC CHAMPION IN DISCUS THROW

 

„It is a very special mood and I absolutely love the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS!”

Botschaftsgrüße / Greeting from the US embassy - Kent Logsdon

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