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Special tour for the Day of German Unity

The motto of this year's Unity Festival, "Growing Together 2022," is based on Willy Brandt's statement "Now what belongs together is growing together" from the day after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. The quote has become a catchphrase for the unification process. At the midnight ceremony in front of the Reichstag building in Berlin on October 3, 1990, the former chancellor stood in the VIP tribune alongside German President Richard von Weizsäcker, German Chancellor Helmut Kohl and Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher. With tears in his eyes, he witnessed the realization of his life's work.

Gruppenführung im Forum Willy Brandt Berlin
Gruppenführung im Forum Willy Brandt Berlin © Bundeskanzler-Willy-Brandt-Stiftung/Jens Jeske

The exhibition tour will explain what part Willy Brandt's policies on the East and Germany played in overcoming the division of Germany and why this was only conceivable for him in a European context.

The public tour lasts approx. 60 minutes. Free of charge & no registration necessary.

(Program in German)
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Forum Willy Brandt Berlin