On November 9, 2019, the pictures from the fall of the Berlin Wall are celebrated for the 30th time. From 4 to 10 November, Berlin will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Peaceful Revolution with a major festival. For seven days, the city will be transformed into a unique open-air exhibition and event space in seven locations.
Diverse Veranstaltungsorte/ miscellaneous venues in Berlin
Stasi-Zentrale. Campus für Demokratie „Haus 7“
Stargarder Straße 7710437Berlin
East Side Gallery
The highlight of the week-long celebration is a city-wide music festival on the evening of 9 November. Along the route of the Peaceful Revolution, a festival of freedom is to be celebrated together with Berliners and guests from all over the world. Well-known national and international artists whose music and history are connected with the events of 1989/90 or who stand for a fresh start and a new departure will appear on numerous stages. With a wide musical spectrum - from classical music, rock to jazz, pop to hip-hop - the end of the jubilee celebrations is based on the power of music: in an impressive finale, the same piece will be played on all stages, which the artists and the visitors will hear * co-ordinate with each other and unite the city into a large community of revelers.
The route of the Peaceful Revolution is told through striking locations that are representative of the history of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Spacious productions at the Gethsemanekirche, at the Alexanderplatz, at the Brandenburg Gate, at the Kurfürstendamm at the East Side Gallery, at the Schlossplatz and at the Stasi headquarters in Lichtenberg let the visitors plunge into the upheaval of 1989/90.
As an example, the desires, hopes and demands of hundreds of thousands of demonstrators are brought to life again on Alexanderplatz, which on 4 November 1989 confidently stood up to the SED leadership. At the same time, the demands of the abolition of the secret police will be visible on the building blocks of the Stasi headquarters.
Staging from historical images and films - co-designed by and with museums, memorials, clubs, educational institutions, initiatives and artist groups - sound-framed by sound installations form the backdrop for a diverse exhibition and event program.
In addition to the commemoration of the victims of the SED dictatorship and the division of the city on the former inner-city border, this decentralized city performance invites in more than 100 events to experience the historical events of the Peaceful Revolution as though in a course through time and space. The staging follows the beginnings in Central and Eastern Europe, the escape wave from early summer '89 on the GDR protests and demonstrations as well as the fall of the Berlin Wall in autumn to the storming of the Stasi headquarters and the first free elections in the GDR in March 1990.
Interspersed with seven open-air exhibitions, the themes connect the original venues to a route of revolution, where concerts, podium discussions, eyewitness talks, readings, film screenings and poetry slams invite listeners to join in the conversation.
Even now, there are regular events in the run-up to 9 November all year round. You will find a selection of the offer here.