Now in its eleventh year, every October the Festival of Lights features an impressive variety of light installations from a range of international artists. This year, the selection includes a series of colourful designs that are projected onto landmarks across the city such as the Berlin Cathedral, the Faculty of Law building of the Humboldt University and the Brandenburg Gate.
The festival ran for ten nights under the patronage of the Governing Mayor of Berlin, Michael Muller, and featured a range of artists who told stories, shared art and staged pieces that lit up streets, squares and hotspots around Berlin. Entrance to all of the installations was free, with a LightSeeing tour program being part of the festival, offering adventure tours by bus, boat, Segway and foot.
Over the past ten years, the event has grown increasingly popular and has evolved into a major tourist attraction. In 2015 the Festival of Lights attracted over two million festival visitors from all over the world.