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Soundwalk between Oranienplatz and Thomaskirche in Berlin Kreuzberg | Mitte

The soundwalk toposonie : : engelbecken leads through the former 'Luisenstädtischer Kanal'. An audio tour between Oranienplatz in Kreuzberg over the Engelbecken in Mitte to the tree house at the wall / Thomaskirche, and through 170 years of Berlin history.

Veranstaltungen in Berlin: Sound Walk toposonie :: engelbecken
© Getty Images, Foto: yipengge

The source material are historical radio recordings, which were replayed interwoven at the original locations and recorded binaurally, so that the past appears virtually embedded in the present.

At the Waldemar Bridge, a wall report from 1961 sounds as if spoken live, alternating between East and West. Above the Engelbecken, opposite Bruno Taut's former trade union building, the voice of Nazi leader Robert Ley echoes with fragments of a speech on May 1, 1933 against the free trade unions.

In between, pure sound pieces resound, atmospherically resurfacing the long-buried and forgotten Luisenstädtischer Kanal.

Sound Walk toposonie :: engelbecken
  • 12 listening stations including historical photos
  • Total duration: 49 minutes (duration and direction freely selectable / GPS-guided)

(Program in German)
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