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Big event in the capital : 30 years of the fall of the wall: What Berlin is planning for the anniversary celebration

Berlin, now of you, am supposed to in the new year "Event with a global positive charisma and world-wide media attention" to hope. It is not, there is still the 30. To celebrate the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall, because the bar is set pretty high.

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The description of the 9. November 2019, the expected commemoration comes from a paper on the state of planning, has submitted to the Senate cultural Affairs Department, as requested by the main Committee of the house of representatives. Therefore, has already been convened in the previous Winter, together with the kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH, a preparatory Committee. There is clarity at least about what is going to cost the pleasure of reminder about. Provided, therefore, tens of millions of euros, is based on the costs of similar previous events, adjusted upward by the increase in staff and material costs, in particular for security measures.

High expectations

let The celebrations in which the next anniversary event, were the the 2009 and 2014: To 20. Anniversary, there was an Open-Air exhibition on Alexanderplatz, as well as the spectacular fall of a chain of giant dominoes along the inner city wall, history had been set up. 25. The anniversary was marked in the course of the wall as a "border of Light" with illuminated balloons, the ascent then, in the night sky. This spectacle, which was also to convey media easy to beat, difficult to claim and expectation to be then "very great", - stated in the paper.

20. Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall they let the dominoes in front of the Brandenburg gate fall.Photo: Wolfgang Kumm dpa

This is anyway the goal for the new project is: "in vain, and outside (on the wall of history/historical places of the Peaceful Revolution), locally and internationally, in a participatory manner, reminding and admonition in equal measure". To achieve it, there are two "conceptual cornerstones": To be staged on approximately twelve kilometres, from the Evil - up to the upper tree bridge, the inner-city course of the wall"", a analogue as well as digital exhibition.

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protect is mediated at 100 to 300 known and unknown wall stories, mediated by listening stations, display boards, sound installations, monitors, and other media. This is not only reminiscent of the German Revolution and the fall of the Berlin wall, but also in the other Central and Eastern European countries, including mahnendem note on the emerging walls in Europe and at its borders. Additionally, it is optional thought, international artists, designers, architects, male or female, to the "creation of temporary artistic interventions at selected locations" to invite.

The wall strip as a stage

the Second "conceptual vertex" is a kind of Fête de la Musique on 9. November, which falls conveniently on a Saturday. Of the wall strip should be on the stage with hundreds of concerts and performances by and for everyone – "from the Amateur choir on the Amateur band, school bands, unplugged music to professional ensembles". In short: "A city of sounds, music knows no boundaries." At the time of Schabowskis press conference, so, at 19.30, 30 are synchronized by "Pop-up Pianos"-marked varieties of musical actions a kind of "Symphony of the big city". After that, there will be at one to three major stages of the "final highlight-concerts" from classical to Rock/Pop.

Smeared, not forget. The watch tower in schlesischer Busch.Photo: Kitty Kleist-Heinrich

A considerable effort, therefore, 30 years ago, fallen frontier, is not much concrete left, and only a very few of the formerly 302 towers awake. On the border to Brandenburg, there are such towers are still in Low-a new village, and in the case of High new village, the commander of the tower at the old border crossing Drewitz-Dreilinden. Between the halves of a watchtower in the Erna-Berger-Straße near Potsdamer Platz, and two as a Guide-used towers in the Kieler Straße in Mitte, near the Berlin-Spandau ship canal, as well as in the schlesischer Busch, close to the Treptower Pushkin Avenue. you can find traces of the wall here and there

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To the now of the FDP member of Parliament Stefan Förster questioned in the Senate, since he considers him to be "smeared, ignored and forgotten". The culture, however, refers to the contractual use by the Association of art factory at Flutgraben. What concerns but the graffiti: "they are a permanent phenomenon in the city". Berlin belong to the main cities in the Graffiti scene and was therefore a "place of the Sprayer want to be seen". Short: Da kannste nothing.

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