News from Berlin
German-French Folk Festival: Opening on 20th of June
June 20th, 2014
News from Berlin – Since it has been a tradition for over fifty years, the German-French Folk Festival will take places for the 52nd time in Berlin from June 20 until July 20. Celebrating French culture in Berlin on the largest fairground in Berlin of over 40 000sqm, the “French village” offers a broad range of French products such as wine, cheese, pastries, crêpes, handmade pralines, escargots and delicious frogs’ legs. In addition to these gastronomic specialties, entertainment is guaranteed by several exciting attractions such as a big wheel or a rollercoaster.
The German-French Folk Festival goes back to the year 1963. Konrad Adenauer and Charles de Gaulle signed the Elysée Treaty this year; German-French relations entered a new age of friendship, cooperation and tolerance. Taking place every year since without any interruption, the mayor of Berlin Klaus Wowereit and the ambassador of France Goudrault-Montagne had the common pleasure of opening the festival for its 50th birthday in 2012.
The festival is an important part of celebrating foreign culture in Berlin. France, as one of the victors of the Second World War, had always influenced Berlin’s culture and living. It is a good occasion to spend the day in company with the family and/or friends while tasting French specialties in an entertaining spot.
Zentraler Festplatz Berlin, Kurt-Schumacher-Damm (U7 U-Bhf. Jakob-Kaiser-Platz)
Entrance fee: 2€, children under the age of 14 are admitted free of charge
For any further information: http://volksfest-berlin.de/index.htm
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