Everything You Never Knew You Wanted to Know About Berlin
Exactly this very moment the first floats are rolling out onto the streets and the first dancers are shaking their booties, starting the 2013 Karneval der Kulturen in Kreuzberg.
4,000 participants building 75 groups (67 of them from Berlin and 8 from outside the city) and around 1 million visitors watching the parade.
And although sometimes being one in a million is a lonesome experience – something easily compared to being one used chewing gum on the generously be-speckled pavements of Berlin-Mitte – it can also be played on a much more positive note. And positive notes and positive vibrations are definitely something that Kreuzberg will have in abundance today.
So if you have no plans as yet how to spend such a lovely Berlin day, get your flip-flops and your pink afro wig on and dance your way towards Südstern. You will not be sorry!
Here are some photos of Gneisenaustrasse the way you only see it once a year – closed for traffic and for you to enjoy.