SLOW TRAVEL BERLIN
Vegan & Vegetarian Summer Festival, Alexanderplatz, 10am
According to recent statistics, 9% of Germany’s population is vegetarian, which ranks the country as having the second-highest rate of vegetarianism in all of the European Union.
Perhaps no surprise then that theBerlin’s Vegan &Vegetarian Summer Festival is already in its sixth year. The festival is unique in that while it attracts those who are already vegan and vegetarian, it is also targeted toward those who are interested or simply curious in changing their diet and lifestyle, be it for animal welfare, for the environment, or simply for their own health.
Booths will be set up around the square with informational pamphlets available for anyone with questions. There will also be vendors from around town offering samples of and selling their products in one convenient location. The full-day festival kicks off Saturday morning at Alexanderplatz and also offers a line-up featuring vegan and vegetarian musicians and plenty of informational and motivational speakers. Natalye Childress
Alexanderplatz, 10178 Berlin; U: Alexanderplatz; admission: free.