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This is a selection of videos from 15 years of FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS Berlin:


Best Of 2019

15th Berlin Festival of Lights – Lights of Freedom

30 years after the fall of the Wall, we bathed the capital in the light of freedom for 10 nights. Enjoy in this video once again the most beautiful moments of the largest open air gallery in the world!
Many thanks to everyone who was a part of it!

Brandenburg Gate

The amazing 3D-Mapping on the Brandenburg Gate during the 15th Festival of Lights in Berlin. The motto is “Lights of Freedom” and reflects 30 years of peaceful revolution. With the famous quotation of John F. Kennedy “Ich bin ein Berliner” the journey through time begins. Highly emotional moments in world history come to life again in the festival. Realized by the multiple award-winning MP Studio based in Sofia and Berlin.

Hotel de Rome

This is the amazing 3D-Videomapping by MP-Studio for the Festival of Lights Berlin. The renowed Hotel de Rome at Bebelplatz Berlin was made into a screen showcasing an entertaining program including this mapping next to the StreetArt Challenge.

Museum für Naturkunde

his year for the first time the Museum of Natural History in Invalidenstrasse was part of the Festival of Lights. The museum came to life during the festival nights in a four-minute 3D video mapping. The show focused on the fascination and beauty of nature and gave a glimpse into the secrets of evolution.

James-Simon-Gallery “Kuwait-Mapping”

The Festival of Lights hosted the Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre, ASCC for short, from Kuwait, and gave the new building on Museum Island a breathtaking video mapping. The center in Kuwait combines Arabic and Western culture and is one of the largest cultural building complexes in the world. In the festival, this became visible for the Berliners and their guests in a 10-minute video mapping. It showed a cross-section of the themes and exhibitions of the ASCC and connected this with the culture of Kuwait. A journey through the evolution of mankind.

James-Simon-Gallery “National Museums of Berlin”

In the second part of the extremely elaborate mapping, a selection of the world-famous cultural treasures of the National Museums in Berlin could be admired. A collection of masterpieces and contemporary witnesses from many millennia, united in an internationally unique cultural collection.

Federal Ministry of Finance

The festival contribution of the Federal Ministry of Finance told the stories of his office building, which are closely connected with the history of the Berlin Wall. These events remind us that freedom cannot be taken for granted and that we have to defend it every day. That was the message of a spectacular interactive festival action by the Ministry, in which everyone could participate through the social media and tear down the Wall once again.

Department store Jandorf

Once a department store and later a fashion institute, the imposing Jandorf department store building on Brunnenstrasse in Berlin Mitte today offers solutions for tomorrow’s mobility. The 3D video mapping on the historic façade was called “Freedom of Mobility” and showed Berlin’s rapid urban development: The projection began with an homage to the wild 20s. The narrowness of the growing metropolis was followed by the transformation into a free urban landscape with plenty of freedom of movement, allowing space to breathe and unfold. More about the mobility of the future: your-now.com

Federal Foreign Office

The Federal Foreign Office in Berlin told a story of liberation and salvation during the 15th Festival of Lights: “I’ve come to inform you that today your departure…” The rest of the speech of the then Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher was delivered in autumn 1989 in frenetic jubilation and the “Freedom! Freedom” cries of the nearly 4,000 GDR citizens who had sought refuge in the building and garden of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Prague.


At the Tränenpalast we showed a video looking back at some of the events taking place during the German division. Friedrichstraße as the so called “border station” has seen a lot of teary and sad farewells in its halls leading to the name of building next to it: “Tränenpalast”, in English “Palace of Tears”.


Festival of Lights Berlin


That was the Festival Of Lights Berlin 2018 presented by e.on. All highlights, artists, videos, pictures, artworks and illuminated buidlings at a glance. A big THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts to everybody who supported and enjoyed our bright spectacle. See you in 2019!

Brandenburg Gate

“Connecting Cultures”

This seven-minute project of MP-Studio took the viewers on a breathtaking trip around the world which “highlighted” the beauty of different cultures through art, music and nature.

Brandenburg Gate

“Language of Love”

Festival of Lights Special Award

– TV Tower –

Festival of Lights Award

– Kolhoff Tower –

Hotel de Rome

“Freedom of Art”

360 degrees staging

of the Bebel Platz

20 Years Potsdamer Platz

at FOL 2018

70 Years Israel

Video Mapping at Zeughaus

Streetart @ Festival of Lights



Festival of Lights Berlin


Best of

This was the spectacular 13th edition of FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS in Berlin. Exciting projections, 3D videomappings and light installations turned Berlin into an unique and colorful experience for more around 2,3 million festival visitors. Thank you, Berlin! See you 2018!


World Championship

of Projection Mapping

The 3rd World Championship of Projection Mapping took place at Berlin Cathedral in 2017. The motto was: Creating Tomorrow. 10 international artists competed against each other. The audience voted. More information and all videos you can find here.

Festival of Lights

Special Award 2017

– Bellevue Palace –

Intro Mapping

For the first time the Berlin residence of the federal president is part of the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS. There is no other building that fits better to the topic “democracy” than Bellevue Palace. This is the intro mapping of the competition:

Festival of Lights

Special Award 2017

– Bellevue Palace –

All Mappings

6 international artists interpreted their thoughts of democracy and showed their vision in a spectacular way. Frank Walter Steinmeier opened the competition with a ceremonial speech . More information and all videos of the finalists you can find here.

360 degrees staging

of Bebelplatz

With the motto „Opera e Luce“ the whole Bebelplatz was shining. For the first time the projection on the Hotel de Rome was extended on the Bankhaus Löbbecke in order to create a bigger panorama. Also the St. Hedwigs Cathedral was part of the colorful projection.

Hotel de Rome

“Opera e Luce”

In addition, the Hotel de Rome was in the center of attention at the Bebelplatz. The theme “Opera e Luce” was staged in a beautifully artistic way. Together with the other buildings the Hotel de Rome was part of a breathtaking staging in the heart of Berlin.


Intro Mapping

2. World Championship

of Projection Mapping

For the first time the Berlin TV tower, the highest building of Germany and most famous landmark of Berlin, was projected by a spectacular 3D video mapping. This is the intro mapping.


World Championship of

Projection Mapping

During the impressive 2nd World Championship of Projection Mapping the visitors had the chance to vote for the winner. More information and videos of all finalists you will find here.

Marketplace of Cultures

During the Festival of Lights 2016 Hotel de Rome presented different cultures in a visually stunning 3D video show. Created and produced by Zander & Partner Event-Marketing GmbH.

We love Berlin

All Berlin fans were invited to send in their favourite motif oder image. A collage was made which was presented projected on the Berlin TV tower as a homage to Berlin.

DJ Chris Bekker electrifies with musical Tesla coil installations.

At the premises of Berliner Union-Film Gmbh smart presents a highlight of this year’s Festival of Lights: Power makes music with the smart electric symphony. The fascinating idea: heavy current from giant high voltage coils are conducted to smarts. The arising lightnings form a spectacular choreography and also individual sounds.


Intro Mapping

1. World Championship of

Projection Mapping

During the Festival of Lights 2015 the show on the Brandenburg Gate was opened by a spectacular Intro mapping.  More information regarding the championship you can find here.


World Championship of

Projection Mapping

During the successful 1st World Championship of Projection Mapping the visitors had the chance to vote for the winner. More information and videos of all finalists you will find here.

Videomapping auf dem Hotel de Rome

Die Lotusblüte – Symbol für die Reinheit des Herzen und des Geistes – steht im Mittelpunkt einer bildgewaltigen 3D Video-Show am Bebelplatz auf dem Hotel de Rome. Dabei bilden modernste 3D Mapping Technologie und asiatisches Flair eine hoch emotionale visuelle Symbiose von der Lotusblüte bis hin zu Weltkulturerbe.
Gefördert von: MACAU Government Tourist Office


10 years Festival of Lights

2014 was the 10 year anniversary of the Festival of Lights Berlin. As every year Berlin became a shining stage and its monuments were the shining stars. This is an aftermovie.

What visitors say

What do our festival visitors think about the Festival of Lights? We went to the streets asking people for their thoughts. We feel humbled by the positive feedback. Thank you!


Lumissimo concert at

Berlin Cathedral

The visitors experienced special sound and light experience during the opening of the Festival of Lights 2013 at the sold out Berlin Cathedral. It’s a cross over concert connecting the organ with a light harp and presenting popular songs of classic music in a new way.

Greetings from

the ambassadors

Ambassadors from all over the world were sending their greetings to the Festival of Lights. We want to say thank you for the great partnership in the past years and we are looking forward to future international projects. Here you can watch the video:

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