Light Festival in German

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“People from all over the world are invited to submit their greetings and wishes,” said Algan Rahime of Business Network Marketing Berlin. “They will be displayed with the name of the sender and can also be watched online via web cam.”

Union Investment Real Estate AG, one of the organizers of the festival, is a client of Business Network Marketing Berlin. The City Foundation Berlin and ten different artists and companies also organize the festival.

The Gendarmenmarkt square is another highlight this year. With the motto “a sign for Berlin” the square will be the city’s largest light installation.

The festival is open and free, so visitors and Berliners can experience it however they want. A light guide, showing the locations of all the participating buildings, can be downloaded from the Festival’s Web site. Most of the sites are within walking distance to each other, or a quick “Bahn” ride away.

Special tours are available by bus or by ship along the river Spree. Velo-taxis, or modern-day rickshaws, will be driving special evening routes to enjoy the lights. The taxis are available without a reservation and can be found at Potsdamer Platz, Alexanderplatz in front of the TV tower, Brandenburger Tor and the KaDeWe shopping center. It is recommended that larger groups reserve taxis. The price of a tour is based on the number of kilometers traveled, starting at 2.50 Euros and then 1.50 for each kilometer traveled.

During the festival, couples can tie the knot overlooking the sparkling city on the 37th floor of the Park Inn Alexanderplatz hotel.

To be considered, each couple must send an e-mail telling the story of how they met. Couples with the funniest, most interesting or romantic stories win the spots. This year three weddings will take place.

Most of Berlin’s well-known historic landmarks, such as the Brandenburg Gate, the TV Tower and the Berliner Dom will be lit. Additionally, several hotels and embassies will have their own light projections dancing across their facades. Other areas of cultural interest, such as museums, shopping centers and parks, will also participate.


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