A cradle of the workers' sport
On June 30, 1911, 17-year-old youthful soccer enthusiast Wilhelm Wendt from Rummelsburg registered the club Sparta 1911 as the oldest of his team. The club soon developed into one of the most successful workers' sports clubs in Berlin and Germany and went through ups and downs in the 20th century.
The special exhibition "111 Years of Sparta Lichtenberg" at Museum Lichtenberg reflects facets of the club's history through people, events and objects.
In the GDR, Sparta played an important role in popular sports as a company sports group. The fall of the Berlin Wall also meant a difficult new beginning for Sparta, but they quickly overcame it. From 1990 onwards, Sparta set itself up as a modern, cosmopolitan club with close ties to the neighborhood and has played in the Berlin League since 2017. In addition to soccer, there are now volleyball, bounce ball, table tennis, gymnastics, bowling and diving departments - with a strong youth team, the club is also well positioned for the future.
The special exhibition is complemented by a children's level "My Sparta", which was designed by children and young people from Lichtenberg and Hohenschönhausen.
The project is realized by the Museum Lichtenberg in cooperation with Albus e.V. and SV Sparta Lichtenberg e.V.. The project is supported by the program "Kultur macht stark. Bündnisse für Bildung" of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the German Museum Association (Deutscher Museumsbund e. V.) within the framework of the promotion "Museum macht stark".