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Photo essay: Karneval der Kulturen (Carnival of Cultures)

Summertime in Berlin is full of street parades and festivals—too many to keep up with, really. Last year I saw the Fete de la Musique, CSD, F*ckParade and the Slutwalk. I’ll probably be around for most of those (and more) this summer. It’s just too hard to resist a good street festival!

Berlin’s annual Karneval der Kulturen (Carnival of Cultures) celebrates the cultural and ethnic diversity in Berlin. There’s a parade on one of the days of the festival, and a small area of the city is turned into a multicultural event area with stages, food stalls and shopping. (Most notably is the Jamaican chicken stand, says @smonicats.) If you’re interested in a bit more background about the Carnival of Cultures, check out this post from last year. Or view the event’s website in English.

  1. Ali says:

    Definitely looks like an interesting festival! Might still be awhile before we make it up to Berlin.

  2. I love festivals!! Kali makes fun of me for always making a beeline towards food stalls and tents, but I never grow weary of carnivals or outdoor markets. I don’t know what it is about them, but it’s like a siren song…..

    • Adam says:

      I do the same thing, Christy! One of my favorite part of any festival is the festival food. I spend most of my money on french fries and other silly fried festival foods…

  3. Laurence says:

    I am deeply hungry at the mere thought of that Jamaican chicken stand. mmmmmm…

    • Adam says:

      I had to make a special trip to find it, Laurence…and then wait in line for a while for it – but totally worth it!

  4. i was totally in front of the YAAM truck. how did you miss me :P

  5. […] restaurant in Moabit for inviting us to join the procession, it was a blast! To check out the hipster perspective on the Karneval der Kulturen check out this post from Travels of […]

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