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Top 5 Festivals in Berlin

By Lek Boonlert Subscribe to RSS | November 28th 2011 | Views:

Accommodation Berlin has can be hard to come by during the popular festival periods so book in advance to avoid being left with a hotel out of the main part of the city.

Here is a list of the top five festivals in Berlin:

1. Berlin Love Parade

The Love Parade is the premier event in the Berlin festival calendar and it takes place every July over the period of a few days. Over one million people visit the city to take part in the celebrations and it is a lively event filled with carnivals, floats, parades, street parties, stalls and general fun! It takes place along Strasse des 17 Juni in the Tiergarten area of the city.

2. Berlinale International Film Festival

Film festivals often draw good crowds and the Berlin Film Festival is no exception. In fact, this film festival attracts big names in the film world from well known directors through to famous actors and actresses and is one of the largest of its kind in Europe. Cinemas throughout the whole city host show casings of new and unseen work and this event happens every February.

3. Carnival of Cultures

This is another huge hit on the Berlin festival calendar as over one million people visit to join in the fun and frolics on the city streets. A range of colourful parades and floats and met with music and laughter while large crowds enjoy street parties and search the stalls for arts and crafts. The event happens in June every year and is mainly set in the Kreuzberg area of the city. This is suitable for children and adults and is a great place to bring the whole family although the streets can get very crowded.

4. Berlin Beer Festival

This is a truly unique event as beer lovers from around the whole come to Berlin to enjoy more than 1,500 different beers from around the world. Around 200 breweries attend the event and they originate from 75 countries bringing with them a wide choice of unique and classic beers to sample. This festival takes place in the heart of the summer in August and is a great way to enjoy the good weather.

5. Berlin Jazz Festival

Jazz is a favourite of many around the world and Berlin celebrates all things jazz in style. The Berlin Jazz Festival takes place in November and has been running since 1964. Jazz lovers around the world regard this as one of the very best festivals offering the sweet sounds of jazz to thousands of listeners with live music and fun available in abundance.

Festival time is a fun time and if you want to visit the city to take part in a festival then you should always look into accommodation options well in advance. A hotel Berlin offers during these five big events can always be found but if you want to stay close to the event or want a particular hotel then pre-booking will be necessary.

Lek Boonlert - About Author:
Lek Boonlert is an editor and content reviewer at DirectRooms and is responsible for all Hotel Berlin content.

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