3-20 Nov 2005. The enchantment of traditional storytelling is celebrated in this festival of "Fairytales, Myth and the Mediterranean World" which sees over 600 events in a variety of venues all round Berlin. Aimed mostly at young children, but enjoyed by parents and fairy-tale aficionados of all ages too, the festival was first established in 1989, and now over 70,000 people participate in what has become an annual fixture in the German capital. This year, being the bicentenary of Danish storyteller Hans Christian Andersen, the festival has featured much of this well-loved authors internationally renowned work. The festival opens with a gala event at the Pergamon antiquities museum on Berlins world famous museum island. Among the activities and events on offer during the festival are childrens theatre shows, marionettes and masks, music, library exhibitions and films, as well as an international symposium, hosted by the Danish embassy, for teachers and scholars. Over 1,200 individual entries are listed on the website calendar, providing event description and times as well as venue details and age-range suitability. Starting times from 9.00 to 20.00 Admission ranges from free to group prices of 50. The website is in German.

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