EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC OF BERLIN CARNIVAL!
The Berlin Carnival is one of Europe’s fastest growing carnivals, and many will be flocking to Alexanderplatz, where the heart of the Carnival parade makes it’s way through the streets of Berlin. Hermanplatz is the street the actual parade takes place, and many hotels are usual booked to capacity between 12th – 15th May. From roof top parties, beach parties and carnival bands with lots of different sections, you would be mad to miss the excitement, colour, massive costumes and party atmosphere.
The biggest band at the Berlin Carnival is Carnival Fever, but another band looking to steal the crown is Carnival Explosion.
Has the most sections and is the biggest mas band in Berlin. The DJ’s are some of the very best and can guarantee a great carnival experience. Please note Carnival Fever is not an All Inclusive band, so don’t forget your alcohol!
Carnival Explosion are a premium mas band, with premium security and premium Soca DJ’s. They provide a friendly service with a great family feeling. You will enjoy the great atmosphere and personalized service.
DJ’s from all around the world ascend on Berlin to showcase the hottest and fresh music, which will get you ready for the hours of fete’s (Carnival parties) being held by various party promotion company’s, carnival bands and official carnival organizers.
Berlin Carnival is a spring Carnival so the weather is usually good, with a low temperature of 8°C (46°F) and High Temperature of 19°C (66°F) expected. Light jumpers and jackets are recommended for the evening, so no need to pack that heavy boomer jacket and woolly jumper.
The carnival goes right into the night and doesn’t stop until about 11:00pm on Sunday, so be prepared for a long march and wear comfortable walking shoes. It doesn’t stop there as the carnival after parties begin and finish up on Monday Morning.
Getting around in Berlin is very easy and you can get to almost every part of the city. The public transit system is straight forward and easy to understand even if your first language is not German. The city is split into three different payzones (Zone A, Zone B and Zone C) when travelling on the transit system. Everywhere within the S-Bahn Circle line is covered by Zone A and Berlin’s city limits are covered by Zone B.
Local Food Tips:
To some people German food is worlds away from their daily cuisine, and some may even struggle to pronounce the names of the most popular dishes here. Eating out is very cheap to do, and can even work out as cheap as buying the ingredients yourself Here are the top 5 local delicacies and what they actually are.
- Wiener Schnitzel – Thinly sliced veal covered with flour, egg, breadcrumbs (panade) and cooked in a very special oil.
- Currywist mit Pommes – Meat with skin or without served with fries. You can usually decide how hot you want it.
- Käsespätzle – A pasta dish served with mountains of cheese and normally served with a green salad.
- Rodizio – Lots of different meats including lamb, pork, pork ribs, honey dipped chicken, spicy chorizo. This is served with many side dishes included in the price.
- Mustafas Gemüsedöner – Chicked meat stuffed in a grilled döner bread, mixed with deep fried potatoes, carrots and peppers.
Berlin Carnival Top Tips:
- For four days during the Carnival of Cultures a street festival takes place at Blücherplatz in the Kreuzberg district.
- Carnival is one of Germany’s largest open air events.
- If you get a chance to site see try and check out Brandenburg Gate, a beautiful memorial site.
- Kreuzberg district is full of bars, shops and restaurants.
- Wear comfortable flat shoes as walking is essential.
At Wyntersun Carnival Holidays we still have packages available, so click below and get booked before its to late. Packages start from £246 per person, includes flights and accommodation.