Erfurt (dpa/th) - Up to 13,000 young Christians from all over Germany are expected to attend the "Christival22" Christian youth meeting in Erfurt on Wednesday. The Christival runs until Sunday with more than 500 exhibitors and events, mostly at the Erfurt exhibition center. The highlight should be a concert evening on Saturday with the comedian and musician Bülent Ceylan, among others. There will also be a charity run on the central cathedral square. Here, visitors can also ride the Ferris wheel for free.
The program of the meeting, which is held every six years, includes church services, discussions, concerts, workshops and creative offers. Behind the "Christival" are the Evangelical Alliance of Free Churches, the Evangelical Church in Central Germany (EKM) and the Working Group of Christian Churches (ACK). The Christival took place in Essen for the first time in 1976.