May Day 2018 in Berlin

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For about a century, May 1 has been a day for celebrating workers throughout Germany. At the 2016 May Day in Berlin, the working class and trade unions unite to stand for social justice, trade union rights, and international solidarity. But as a... ... read more

Berlin May Day Overview

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For about a century, May 1 has been a day for celebrating workers throughout Germany. At the 2016 May Day in Berlin, the working class and trade unions unite to stand for social justice, trade union rights, and international solidarity. But as a global dance music capital, Berlin also offers plenty of parties and club nights for those looking for less political fun.

On the Day of Labour, or Tag der Arbeit, unions and political parties of all ideologies gather at popular city centers and landmarks in Berlin for parades and massive protests. With demonstrations running the gamut from the far left Autonomen to the right wing Citizens in Rage, May Day Berlin in 2016 features something for every activist. In Kreuzberg, the family-friendly MyFest protest event offers live music, organized protests, and documentary screenings.

For May Day celebrations in Berlin without the political flair, the city features everything from club nights to a beach party. EDM fans pack into clubs like Berghain and Club der Visionaere for dancing, while Görlitzer Park invites the public to enjoy two open-air concerts. During the day, Berliners enjoy a beach party with drinks and live music at Fiese Remise.

Whether you’re looking to take part in Berlin’s tradition of protest or want to check out the city’s iconic club scene, May Day in Berlin has something for all types. While some events are more volatile than others, all are invited to take part in free May Day traditions throughout the country.

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