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Film and light projection in the parliamentary quarter

Film and light projection in the parliamentary quarter because in 2024 the Federal Republic of Germany will be 75 years old. Thus from Thursday, 23 May 2024 until Thursday, 3 October 2024, the Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders-Haus in Berlin's parliamentary district will be transformed into one of the largest light shows in Berlin.


Every evening, as darkness falls, a film, light and sound projection will begin on the façade of the Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders-Haus. The half-hour installation is entitled ‘People and Parliament - 75 years. Democracy alive’.  


History of Germany in East and West

The installation describes how West Germany, occupied by Great Britain, France and the USA, developed into a democratic state after the end of the Second World War in 1945. It tells of the creation of the Basic Law and the important milestones of parliamentarianism in the Federal Republic.

It also looks at developments in the eastern part of Germany controlled by the Soviet Union, where a socialist state under the rule of one party, the GDR, was created. With the end of the GDR and reunification on 3 October 1990, the Basic Law of the Federal Republic of Germany applies throughout the country.

The installation illustrates the differences between the two political systems, traces 75 years of parliamentarianism in Germany and shows the constant change that our society is undergoing and how this can be shaped.

  • Each screening lasts around 30 minutes.
  • The film is shown twice in succession each evening.
  • The viewing area is located on the steps on the southern bank of the Spree near Friedrich-Ebert-Platz.
  • The film is free of charge.

A whole house as a screen

In addition to the screen in the centre, the entire Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders-Haus is part of the production. A total of five projection surfaces will be used.
The largest surface is 300 square metres in size, the smallest 21 square metres. In addition, laser projectors are used to display further motifs on various parts of the building.
The spotlights create an impressive aura and envelop the architecture of the Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders-Haus in a special light.


The projection starts daily from:

  • 23 May at 10.00 pm,
  • 2 June at 10.15 pm,
  • 14 July at 22.00 hrs,
  • 28 July at 9.45 pm,
  • 11 August at 9.15 pm,
  • 25 August at 8.45 pm,
  • 8 September at 8.15 pm.
Dates
June 2024
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