Berlin is once again staging a giant street festival this weekend: the annual Karneval der Kulturen (“Carnival of Cultures”), which takes place over four days in the neighborhood of Kreuzberg.
The main event is the parade on Sunday, where more than a million people are expected to show up to cheer on about 4000 parade participants on 75 floats. It’s kind of like the carnival in Rio, but a little less humid.
As the name suggests, most of the world’s cultures are represented, not only in the parade, but also in the form of countless food stalls as well as four stages, each with live music from a different part of the world.
We at the Heart of Gold Hostel, probably the most musician-friendly hostel in Berlin, are once again accommodating several Latin American bands that are playing on the Latinauta stage at the carnival.