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Bremer Samba-Karneval

kostümierte Menschen
Drums and creative costumes fill the city center

Quelle: Initiative Bremer Karneval e.V. / Norbert A. Müller

People dance in the streets. Colorful costumes and masks cast a spell over you. Countless drums give Bremen's city center a touch of Rio. Be there when the largest European Samba Carnival moves the northern German city to Sugarloaf Mountain and enchants the local February with South American sounds.

Where and When?

8th to 9th of July 2022


infront of and behind
the Kunsthalle

Zwei bunt kostümierte Menschen beim Bremer Samba-Karneval

Samba Carnival


Quelle: Initiative Bremer Karneval e.V. / Norbert A. Müller

In the summer of 2022, Bremen's Samba Carnival will celebrate its comeback. With a new concept and under the motto "From Shadow to Light", the Wallanlagen in front of and behind the Kunsthalle will be transformed into a big stage. Be there and look forward to a colorful spectacle of colors, music and dance.

Carnival parade in the far north

Around 100 samba groups from all over Germany, the Netherlands, Great Britain, Poland and other European countries gather in Bremen every year to celebrate the Bremen Samba Carnival together with you and up to 40,000 other interested people. Instead of sweets, “Helau” and “Alaaf”, you can expect fantastical masks, rousing rhythms and varied choreographies with Bremens version of carnival. But the big parade is only one highlight of numerous exciting events.

Eine mit Weltkugeln und bunten Farben geschmückte Frau zelebriert den Samba Karneval

Quelle: Initiative Bremer Karneval e.V. / Patricia Lehmann

From shadow to light - the motto of the Samba Carnival 2022

Inspired by the believe that shadows are always followed by light, mask-, samba- and stilt-groups, acrobats and other artists will conjure up a diverse program. They invite you to marvel, discover new perspectives, participate, enjoy and dream. The artists and groups are from Bremen, its surrounding areas and from various places in Germany. They bring culture and art from different corners of the world. Look forward to a weekend full of art, culture, music and joie de vivre. Free of charge and under the open sky.

Ein Mann trägt ein blaues Schmetterlingskostüm. Er lächelt in die Kamera.

Quelle: Initiative Bremer Karneval e.V.

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