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This site will be updated regularly as the 2014 programme is confirmed. For now enjoy navigating through our 2013 line-up.



Parade 2013

Sunday May 19th

BEGIN: 12.30, at Hermannplatz
Over Hasenheide, Gneisenaustrasse
END: ca. 21.30, Yorckstrasse/Möckernstrasse.



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.

KDK 2013 MAP Umzug web.jpg

Map for downloading

» KDK 2013 MAP Umzug web.pdf

The Caravan

Karneval makes City.

Ca. 4.000 participants in 75 groups (67 Berlin groups, 8 invited groups)
Ca. 800.000 attendees on Sonntag

Order of appearance

1 » Sapucaiu no Samba
2 » Ingenieure Ohne Grenzen & Viva con Agua
3 » Dancing Dragon
4 Circus Caravane Cabuwazi
5 Die tanzenden Teufel von Venezuela!
6 Heimatschwärmer
7 Amasonia
8 Bania Diwane d'Algerie & Gourara All Stars
9 Tscherkessischer Kulturverein
10 Funkhaus Grünau
11 Marafoxe Nação Nago
12 Kreuzberg hat die Superstars
13 Rollers Inc.
14 Drumtrainer Marschkapelle
15 Compagnia Tetraedro Viterbo (Guest Gruppe aus Italy)
16 ASPA - Asociación de Paraguayos en Alemania
17 Batería de Màscaras
18 Shobha Yatra
19 12Volt, Slim Fingers und Tallercito
20 Maracatu-Treffen Berlin
21 Aktionsbündnis „Jugend verschwindet“
22 Anaconda
23 Furiosa
24 MIRABILIA and Friends
25 Juxirkus Schöneberg
26 Lilia - Liebigschule und Abenteuer Tanz
27 JAFRA / PSV
28 Lucky Bon Odori Japan
29 Körschtaler Höllenwächter e.V.
30 Flor de Fuego Izalco
31 StäPa Kreuzberg – San Rafael del Sur
32 Gai-Jatra: Nepal
33 Neo-Black Movement of Africa
34 Hoopla! Berlin
35 Bloco Explosão
36 Veggie Culture
37 Japanische Popkultur
38 Amigos de Bolivia – F.O.B.E. (Guest Gruppe aus Düsseldorf mit Guests aus ganz Europa)
39 Brazukaiada
40 Koma Dîlan
41 Bengalisches Kulturforum
42 Bando
43 Angolaner in Deutschland
44 Tarantella in Berlin und Basilicata - Berlin e.V.
45 Carnival Explosion
46 Amistad Salsera
47 Black Kilts
48 Jigs & Reels Irish Dance Academy Berlin
49 Kidz 44 – Wir sind Neukölln!!!
50 Boi Da Caipora Doida
51 Aiesec & Iaeste
52 T’nT Masqueraders
53 Grupo Peru
54 Sierra Sport and Culture Club Berlin e.V.
55 Deutsch-Kamerunischer Grassland e.V. Berlin
56 Dominoeffekt
57 Percussion Time
58 CAARNE e.V. Centro Argentino Región Noreste
59 Sustainable Heroes
60 Ghana – Our Culture, Our Pride
61 Love Korea!
62 Colombia Carnaval
63 Antihelden
64 Nzuko Umuigbo Berlin-Brandenburg e.V.
65 Thai Smile
66 Hafenbar Berlin
67 Surprise Club & Disco
68 Kulturinsel Einsiedel und Freunde
69 Asociación Dominicana e.V.
70 Goldenes Handwerk
71 YAAM
72 EssentiaXperience
73 Carepack Berlin
74 Electro-Swing-Club Berlin
75 Bass Station/Reggaeinberlin.de
76 Zeitlos
77 Yard/Escobar

Download: Group order/numbers 2013

» KDK 2013 Karawane in Reihenfolge 7.5.pdf for download
» 

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, 20.5.
2pm
Latinauta-Stage

» 

Winners 2013


Formation: GHANA – OUR CULTURE, OUR PRIDE, DEUTSCH-KAMERUNISCHER GRASSLAND BERLIN E.V. and DANCING DRAGON.

Chariot: CAARNE E.V. CENTRO ARGENTINO REGIÓN NORESTE and 49 KIDZ 44 – WIR SIND NEUKÖLLN!!!

Kids and Youth: JAPANISCHE POPKULTUR and JUXIKURS SCHÖNEBERG

The Jury

Detail biographies in German only.
Jury President
» Shermin Langhoff - Artistic Director of the Maxim Gorki Theater

Dramaturgy
» Ayse Polat - Film director, producer and author

Performance
» Minako Seki, Choreographer - Dancer and directors of the Minako Seki Company

Costumes
» Adowa Ode-Dombrowe - Designer (Malaika Design GbR)

Music
» DJ Grace Kelly

Props and Chariots
» Van Bo Le-Mentzel - Architect (Hartz IV Möbel, DeutschPlus e.V)
and
» Rachel Clarke - Theater director & Global Change Activist

Kids and Youth
» Dr. Sigrid Otto - Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin-Preußischer Kulturbesitz
and
» Dr. phil. Özge Tomruk - Theater researcher and pedagogue


GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Where to stay

We recommend you our » Hospitality Partners.

Please note

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

- when on the street please open space for the passing of the caravan!

- when necessary follow directions by our security personal and police

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

- please leave your bicycles outside the performance 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.

Wheelchairs

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.

Animals

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