As part of the permanent exhibition "Nineties Berlin", the exhibition, which opened on June 1, 2019, looks back on part of the history of this event. The show also shows video installations and photographs from the time between 1989 and 2003 under booming basses and neon lights. VHS cassettes, pins and original documents by the founders are intended to convey an impression of the Loveparade.
1989: «Friede, Freude, Eierkuchen»
Under the motto «Friede, Freude, Eierkuchen» («Peace, joy, pancakes» , the founder of the Love Parade, Matthias Roeingh alias Dr. Motte, held his first parade on 1 July 1989 via the Kurfürstendamm- with only about 150 people at the time. "We dreamed of a free and musical society," said Dr. Motte at the opening of the exhibition on Monday. Ten years later, in the record year 1999, the Love Parade counted 1.5 million participants. The visitors to the Love Parade are said to have spent an equivalent of 150 million euros that year, as the digital exhibition guide says.
Loveparade exhibition primarily dedicated to the Berlin years
After a temporary move to the Ruhr area, the Loveparade 2010 ended with a mass panic in Duisburg in which 21 people lost their lives. The exhibition is mainly dedicated to the Berlin years of the Loveparade and runs until January 31, 2020.