Castellers de Berlin is a group founded in 2018 by people who wanted to bring a piece of this century-long Catalan tradition to the German capital. There have been other groups of Castellers in Germany, but this is the first and only group in Berlin.
The group was established as a pluralistic, multicultural organisation, welcoming people from all over the world. Its goal is to promote the tradition of Castells in Berlin by making public performances in the city. Put shortly: building Castells can only be achieved with teamwork, trust in each other and the will to be better every day.
Hochstapler [ˈhoːxʃtaːplɐ], noun
German word for:
- Person putting one thing above the other in order to build a stack.
- Person who is bragging and exaggerating, who is pretending to be someone he / she is not.
Castellers de Berlin was founded by a small but enthusiastic group.
We met and started training the first set of “espatlleres”.
Vgg. Adler 1912
We joined the Adler family, our sport club.
Joan Miró Workshop
Our first public performance along with a small workshop for the kids.
Castellers on Air
We appeared on TV, on RBB’s show “ZIBB: Zuhause in Berlin und Brandenburg”.
First pd4 in a public performance, in front of a great audience.
III International Human Tower Festival
We were in Copenhagen and completed 3d5 and 3d5a for the first time.
ALBA Berlin vs FC Barcelona
We built a 3d5 in front of thousands of spectators during the halftime of the EuroLeague Basketball match.
We were baptised by our godparents the Castellers de la Vila de Gràcia in Cologne and built two pd4, a 2d5 (with acotxaneta) and a 3d5 (with acotxaneta) in front of the Cathedral.
IV Human Towers Festival
We participated in the IV Human Towers Festival in Copenhagen