The organizers of this “Rave the planet” expected some 25,000 people for this parade of dance and music which started on the main artery Ku’damm in the rain and temperatures below 20°.

The parade which must cover 7 km and cross a good part of the west of the city must join the Column of Victory, in the heart of the park of Tiergarten.

The event was supposed to take place last year but had to be postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

It was initiated by the famous DJ Dr. Motte who did much to build Berlin’s reputation as the European techno party capital after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

It is this 62-year-old artist, creator of the Love Parade in 1989, who kicked off this new edition entitled “Together again”.

Dr Motte, who had ended up denouncing the commercial excesses, according to him, of the Love Parade, pleaded for the establishment of a universal income for artists and for the inclusion of Berlin’s techno culture in the intangible cultural heritage of Unesco, according to the regional channel RBB.

Having become a world-famous event, the Love Parade reached its peak in 1999 with some 1.5 million “revelers”, often in disguise, gathered behind vehicles spitting out decibels of techno.

In 2007, the Love Parade moved to the former mining area of ​​the Ruhr, where it had lost much of its appeal until the drama of July 24, 2010, which had a profound effect on the country.

Twenty-one people died of suffocation near a tunnel, the only access to the grounds of an old station which hosted this techno festival. Some 650 people were also injured.