Berlin is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Europe . Year-round festivals all occur and even overlap each other. But one of them prevails over all others, one that knows no musical tastes or preferences …
An explosion of color, creativity and music
The Karneval der Kulturen (Carnival of Cultures in Berlin). From 17 to 20 May the German capital transforms itself, the streets live a burst of color, creativity and music. All Berliners and visitors are involved to a greater or lesser extent, it is a feast for all audiences.
The Karneval der Kulturen should be recommended by therapists as a treatment against boredom and monotony. Who said the Germans were serious? That´s because they have not been seen strolling the streets dressed up. But the Karneval der Kulturen is much more than costumes and customs.
A multicultural festival
Berlin has a large immigrant population. Thousands of people have traveled to the German capital in search of work. It is not new, this migration to the center of Europe has a tradition of centuries. But the Berliners do not see it as a problem, just the opposite. The various nationalities with their respective customs and traditions cohabit in a culturally rich city. The Karneval der Kulturen intended to be a reflection of this thinking of the Germans. Thousands of people with their costumes, with their dances, with their cuisines and songs look like a great multicultural rainbow that floods the streets and squares of the city.
Historically Berlin has always been identified as a core of nationalism and racism, but things have changed dramatically since the end of World War II. There are many symbols that dot the city and remember that black chapter in the history of the country. The Holocaust Museum is a sample of it and a visit to it is a personal recommendation.
Now the capital of Germany is a multicultural integration workshop for all countries. More than 800,000 foreigners living in Berlin feel at home, and during the days of carnival it is openly demonstrated. Mexicans, Russians, Indians, Turks, Africans, Chinese and many more come together with the intention to know each other better .
I advise you to take a stroll along one of the main squares to sample many dishes from each region. Quite a feast for the senses and for your stomach. Moreover, the arrival of good weather is a reason to visit Berlin. The arrival of spring raises up mercury thermometers and daylight hours increase considerably. There is no better time to spend a few days in the city.
It is a unique opportunity if you areplanning to visit the city. A big party that lives on the street and everyone shares, Berlin, immigrants and tourists are invited.
If you want to know in depth the acts and events at the Karneval der Kulturen I recommend you visit the official website
Berlin is available for you to rent apartments for days in Berlin city . It is a very special way to spend a vacation, you can buy your own food and cook at home. It is a low cost formula!Tweet