Permits for street performance in Berlin
December 4, 2008 4:45 AM Subscribe
Do I need a permit to busk in Germany?
posted by mannequito to law & government (2 answers total)
I'm planning to busk (with a friend) in Berlin. She has already busked on the streets with minimal hassle - the most she ever got was being told to pack up and move somewhere else.
Of course, it's a little cold now to busk outdoors. We're thinking of trying the subway/U-bahn stations or even on the trains. I've seen quite a few people play on the trains and they certainly don't look like the types to go through paperwork for it.
Google has given me a lot of conflicting information on this. Some say you don't need a permit, you do but nobody bothers getting one, you only need a permit if you're a band (+4 people), or that you do need a permit and risk a fine of anywhere from 40€ to 5000€ for being caught without one.
Any first- or second-hand info on this? Or a link to something official? thnx