Luminale Festival Illuminates Frankfurt Buildings

Frankfurt Gets Lit for Luminale

Germany's innovative light festival is back.

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Since 2002, the Luminale Festival of Lights has transformed old-world Frankfurt into a modern-day light show. The biennial event, which includes a mixture of light shows, art installations, and educational lectures, showcases the importance of light in the city.

Founded in support of Light + Building, a global trade fair dedicated to lighting and building technology, the festival has quickly become one of the most popular events in the area, with over 200,000 visitors taking part each year. Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images Founded in support of Light + Building, a global trade fair dedicated to lighting and building technology, the festival has quickly become one of the most popular events in the area, with over 200,000 visitors taking part each year. The festival features live performances and light sculptures all over Frankfurt, bringing together renowned light-show artists from around the world. (Pictured: Three women perform for the project "Light to Go" by artist and German fashion designer Katarina Skupch.) Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images The festival features live performances and light sculptures all over Frankfurt, bringing together renowned light-show artists from around the world. (Pictured: Three women perform for the project "Light to Go" by artist and German fashion designer Katarina Skupch.) They light up old buildings... Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images They light up old buildings... They light up new buildings... Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images They light up new buildings... Really, they just light up everything. (Pictured: Philipp Geist’s installation “Frankfurt Fades” is projected onto the Römer, Frankfurt's city hall.) Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images Really, they just light up everything. (Pictured: Philipp Geist’s installation “Frankfurt Fades” is projected onto the Römer, Frankfurt's city hall.) So if you're in Germany and looking for an out-of-this-world experience...just follow the light. Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images So if you're in Germany and looking for an out-of-this-world experience...just follow the light.
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