Fall of the Wall 30 years ago: Week of remembrance begins

Fall of the Wall 30 years ago: Week of remembrance begins

Berlin's Governing Mayor Michael Müller starts off the week of remembrance on Monday, 4 November 2019 at Alexanderplatz.

Kunstinstallation zum 30. Jahrestag des Mauerfalls

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Workers fix individual wishes in the "flying carpet" on the street of 17 June.

Exactly 30 years ago, on 4 November 1989, hundreds of thousands of East Germans demonstrated on Alexanderplatz for freedom of expression and democracy. A few days before the fall of the Berlin Wall, it was the largest mass demonstration in the history of the GDR. It was said that the historic day would come to life again on Monday evening with a great performance at the original location.

Over 200 events throughout the city

Under the motto "7 Days - 7 Places", readings, art installations, talks with contemporary witnesses, information pavilions, films and exhibitions are planned at authentic places of the peaceful revolution in Berlin until 9 November, according to Kulturprojekte GmbH. It organizes more than 200 events on behalf of the red-red-green senate.

Show at Brandenburg Gate on 9 November

The highlight of the week will be a big stage show at the Brandenburg Gate on the evening of 9 November. President Frank-Walter Steinmeier will also speak to the people there. A speech by Marianne Birthler, the former Federal Commissioner for the Stasi Records is also planned. The Staatskapelle Berlin under Daniel Barenboim will play Ludwig van Beethoven's 5th Symphony.
TV Tower at Alexanderplatz
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| Last edited: Monday, 4. November 2019 09:42 Uhr

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