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Street Parade 2014

Sunday June 8th

BEGIN: 12.30, at Hermannplatz
via Hasenheide, Gneisenaustrasse
END: ca. 21.00, Mehringdamm.

The parade turns the street onto Berlin's largest stage, questioning everyday life and politics through art and celebration.

KdK is open to all and all forms of cultural expression. It is a platform for empowerment and play with identity with space for both traditional and contemporary elements. It includes and attracts all age groups, professional artists and amateurs, people from all walks of life.

Because of a construction site at Yorckstraße the parade will end at the corner of Gneisenaustr. and Mehringdamm. Please distribute yourselves all along the streets and avoid meeting at this corner.

The Caravan

Karneval makes City.

ca. 4.500 participants in 84 groups (76 Berlin groups, 8 invited groups)
ca. 700.000 expected attendees

Groups' order of appearance will be announced shortly

Participating groups A - Z, in German only

The Competition

The artistic quality of the group presentations has been stimulated and increased by the introduction of a competition during the parade in the fourth carnival year, 1999. Prizes are awarded to the best carnival groups, floats and youth groups thereby encouraging the development of all aspects of carnival.
An overview of the winners of the competition can be found » here.
The Jury is located at Südstern.

Award Ceremony

Monday, June 9th
Latinauta-Stage at the Street Festival

The Jury

Detailed biographies in German only

Jury President

» Mustafa Akça
Project director „Selam Opera!“, dramaturgy and music pedagogy at the Komische Oper Berlin

Direction and Dramaturgy

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» Simone Dede Ayivi
Director, dramaturge and performer


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» Lara-Sophie Milagro
Actor, director and artistic director Label Noir


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» Mariko Takahashi
Fashion designer, Schmidttakahashi


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» Dr. Julio Mendívil
Music ethnologist and director Center for World Music Hildesheim University

Props and wagons

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» Nancy Torres
Artist and scenographer

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» Atif Hussein
Director and scenographer

Children and Youth groups

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» Yilmaz Atmaca
Actor, director and theater pedagogue

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» Marta Galvis de Janzer
Artist. Focus on education concepts


How to get there

The starting point is located at Hermannplatz. You can get there easily by taking the underground (line 8 or line 7) and get off at the station Hermannplatz.
The stations (Südstern), Gneisenaustraße and Mehringdamm are located along the route.

If you are driving, expect delays.

For further traffic information please visit:

» BVG, English version

Please note

During the weekend 1,3 mill people get together on the streets. So that everything keeps on running smoothly, please notice the following instructions:

- when on the street, please open space for the caravan!

- when necessary please follow the directions of our security personal and police

- if the space is overcrowded subway stations in the area could be closed

- please leave your bicycles outside the festival area

Bottles, Garbage and Environment

- along the way you will find stands where you can buy drinks and food. Please buy here rather than on the street. These booths support the Karneval and keep a system of returnable glasses and bottles to avoid garbage.

- if you bring your own bottles please take them back home with you, we want to keep everything clean!

You will find more to our green policies » here.


Along the parade we have placed a distinct area for wheelchairs and wheelchair accessible bathrooms at Hasenheide ca. Jahnstr.
Other accessible bathrooms stand at: Urbanstr./Graefestr., Urbanstr./Jahnstr., Urbanstr./Graefestr., Hasenheide/Gaeferstr., Südstern nord, Gneisenau/Baerwaldstr., Gneisenau/Mittenwalder Str., Gneisenau/Nostitzstr.

First Aid

Located at the fest at the corner of Johanniter Straße and Zossener Straße (Johanniter Unfallhilfe e.V.)

If kids gets lost

Kids that get lost can be accompanied to the first aid point at Körtestraße 9, or at the fest at Johanniter Straße/corner Zossener Straße, so that the person responsible can pick them up.


Leave your pets at home, there are too many people on the streets and it will be overwhelming for them.

Lost and Found

Lost objects can be brought to the Werkstatt der Kulturen Stand in front of the Heilig Kreuz Kirche. If the objects are not picked up during the fest they will be passed on to the central Lost and Found office located at Platz der Luftbrücke 6.

Important contact numbers

BVG call center: 030-19449, www.bvg.de
Police Hotline: 030-4664580043