On November 9, 2019, the fall of the Berlin Wall will be celebrated for the 30th time. From 4 to 10 November, Berlin is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Peaceful Revolution and the fall of the Berlin Wall with a major festival. For seven days, the city will be transformed into seven locations for a unique open-air exhibition and event venue. The Berlin Route of the Revolution is told through places that are representative of important events in the history of 1989/90.
Diverse Veranstaltungsorte/ miscellaneous venues in Berlin
Stasi-Zentrale. Campus für Demokratie „Haus 7“
Stargarder Straße 7710437Berlin
East Side Gallery
Spacious productions at the Gethsemanekirche, at the Alexanderplatz, at the Brandenburg Gate, at the Ku'damm at the East Side Gallery, as well as at the Schlossplatz and at the Stasi headquarters in Lichtenberg allow visitors to immerse themselves in the upheavals of 1989/90.
On Alexanderplatz, for example, the wishes, hopes and demands of hundreds of thousands of protesters can be experienced, who confidently stood up to the SED leadership on November 4, 1989 or the demands for the abolition of the secret police can be seen on the high building blocks of the Stasi headquarters.
These stagings of historical images and films, sound-framed by sound installations, also form the backdrop for a diverse exhibition and event program - jointly designed with museums, memorials, clubs, educational institutions, initiatives and artist groups.
In addition to commemorating the victims of the SED dictatorship and the division of the city into the former inner city border, this decentralized city presentation invites more than 100 events to experience the historic events of the Peaceful Revolution as though in a course through time and space: the Beginnings in Central and Eastern Europe, the escape wave from early summer '89 on the GDR protests and demonstrations and the fall of the Wall in the fall to the storming of the Stasi headquarters and the first free elections in the GDR in March 1990.
In addition to the official celebrations, a series of events will be held in Berlin on 9th November, including reunification, the construction of the Berlin Wall, the division of the world in the Cold War and the overcoming of the Wall, the turnaround of the Peaceful Revolution of 1989 deal with.
Interspersed with seven open-air exhibitions, the themes connect the original venues to a route of revolution along which concerts, podium discussions, eyewitness talks, readings, film screenings and poetry slams invite listeners to join in and join in the conversation. In addition, Kulturprojekte Berlin is looking for people who have experienced the historical events in 1989 live and on site at the various locations. With the call „Who was there?“ Their story (s), their experiences, memories and assessments should become an integral part of the celebrations.
The highlight of the week-long celebration is a city-wide music festival on the evening of 9 November. Along the route of the revolution, a festival of freedom is to be celebrated together with Berliners and guests from all over the world.
Numerous stages will feature renowned national and international artists whose sound or own history is connected with the events of 1989/90. 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.
In the run-up to the 9th of November, regular events are already taking place. You will find a selection here.