Essener Lichtwochen

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Essen, Germany

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Kathrin_E Kathrin_E
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Essener Lichtwochen Nov 21, 2012
During the darkest season of the year Essen's city centre has extra illuminations that have nothing to do with Christmas. The Essener Lichtwochen (Essen Weeks of Light) take place from late October to early January. Each year one European country is chosen as „guest country“. The pedestrian zone in the city centre is decorated with illuminated pictures that refer to this guest country. The pictures show famous buildings, symbols and scenes from the country's culture and historical events. In 2012/13 (as you can guess from my photos, I assume ;-)) it was France. For 2013/14 they have picked Sweden.

During the 10 weeks of the festival there are performances, concerts and such with artistst from the guest country. In the square by the cathedral there are a ferris wheel and some food and drink stalls.
Essener Lichtwochen
Essener Lichtwochen
Essener Lichtwochen
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planxty says:
That looks amazing, what a brilliant concept.
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