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Zug der Liebe 2022: What to know about this weekend’s demo

Techno protest Zug der Liebe champions Berlin's volunteers and community values – and it's back this weekend.

Zug der Liebe 2019. Berlin. Photo: B.Kriemann / Future Image

Another weekend, another party demo in Berlin. In 2022, Zug der Liebe (‘Parade of Love’) will once again make its way through the city in a highly audible manner. The trucks on the demo are packed with DJs (oh hey, Loveparade!). The aim of the protest? To champion volunteers and groups who work for others in Berlin, spread community values, love and compassion. The demo will start on Saturday, 27 August 2022, at 1pm in Mauerpark.

Zug der Liebe 2022: Helping communities

The motto of this year’s Zug der Liebe is ‘We make visible’, or, in Deutsch internet terms, #wirmachensichtbar. With this, the organisers seek to promote all manner of causes and associations – for example, homeless charity Straßenfeger, animal shelter Tierheim Berlin, migrant rescue organisation Sea Watch – and various collectives will provide music. The associations don’t have to pay for taking part.

Zug der Liebe “has been making such helpers visible since 2015,” says the parade statement. “For us, “making visible” means giving small charities and Berlin associations a large platform. In this way, volunteers and their non-profit organisations, which otherwise tend to fly under the radar, reach many more donors and potential new members”.

Zug der Liebe: In 2022, as here in 2019, partying without a mask will once again be possible. Photo: Imago/Emmanuele Contini

What is the route of Zug der Liebe 2022?

The event will start at 1pm on August 27 at Mauerpark, and end at Prinzenstraße in Kreuzberg. The parade will take the following route:

The route of Zug der Liebe 2022. Graphic: Zug der Liebe
  • Eberswalder Straße
  • Greifswalder Straße
  • Alongside Volksparks Friedrichshain
  • Bersarinplatz
  • Karl-Marx-Allee/Frankfurter Allee
  • Towards Alexanderplatz
  • Andreasstraße
  • Past Ostbahnhof and Yaam over Schillingbrücke bridge
  • To Heinrich-Heine-Straße U-Bahn station
  • To Moritzplatz

Afterparty at Ritter Butzke

The demo ends not far from the location of the official afterparty: the parade participants (and whoever else feels like it) will celebrate on five floors at Ritter Butzke. The party starts at 10pm after the demo. Tickets are available in advance or at the box office for €15, and the line-up is already set.

  • Zug der Liebe from Mauerpark, Saturday August 26, 1pm, more info here.