The fall of the Wall

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The fall of the Wall

This exhibition is a first. It traces the fall of the East German regime, from the first dissidents to the reunification of Germany.

On the morning of 10 November 1989, the world woke to the news that the Berlin Wall had fallen during the night. Communism collapsed in the East and Mstislav Rostropovich improvised Bach suites at Checkpoint Charlie. From early protests by dissidents like Robert Havemann and Wolf Biermann to the large demonstrations in Leipzig, this retrospective allows one to see and understand, through words and images, each step, big and small, which led to the fall of Communism. It puts into perspective the West Berlin of that period, its counterculture and punk and freak movements. The exhibition is held in the old part of the city, in front of the former Stasi headquarters.

Revolution und Mauerfall
Ruschestraße 103
10365 Berlin-Lichtenberg

From 17 June 2016 to 6 November 2019

Free admission