An audio walk about the Berlin Trade Exhibition of 1896
The Audiowalk tells the story of the "Failed World Exposition", the Berlin Trade Fair from 1896.
On their way across the then-grounds of the Fair, the listeners become companions and accomplices of the three protagonists. They will immerse in the cultural life of the growing industrial metropolis of Berlin and gain an insight into the daily life and the concerns of its residents at that time.
With the historical location of the story, today's Treptower Park, the Audiowalk explores a chapter of Berlin history that has fallen into oblivion. In a time when there was neither cinema nor mass tourism, visitors of the fair were able to indulge in mere pleasure and to experience the illusion of travelling for a moment to the remotest corners of the world. The colonial exhibition, Human zoos, military events and other attractions that took place at the trade fair reveal something about the nationalist, imperialist and colonialist tendencies of the German Empire back then. The walkable radio play brings history to the present.
For the moment the Audiowalk is only available in German. To participate you have to download the audio files. These can be found on the website where you can also find the location of the meeting point.
Starting point: in the Treptower Park at the promenade behind the jetties at the big concrete bench (Höhe Rosengarten)