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The Open-Air Exhibition Peaceful Revolution 1989/90 was on display on Alexanderplatz in Berlin from 7 May 2009 to 3 October 2010. Featuring over 700 original photos and text documents, films, audio tracks and exhibits, it was an impressive documentation of the course of a successful revolution and the road to German unity up to the first all-German elections on 2 December 1990.

Photos: Kulturprojekte Berlin

The bilingual exhibition was accessible around the clock, directly on Alexanderplatz in the heart of Berlin. Over two million visitors from around the world saw this major installation. All texts, photos and documents, along with selected films from the exhibition, are available on this website, in the sections Awakening, Revolution und Unity.

A magazine on the exhibition and other publications on the Peaceful Revolution are available here.

Over 90 events accompanied the exhibition, including guided tours, discussions, lectures, workshops, discussions, films, readings and concerts.

Exhibition Architecture
The installation was put on show on exhibition walls with a total length of 300 metres, arranged in a radial pattern. Metal banners were erected above the entire square, recalling the protest rally of 4 November 1989 and the demonstrators’ many imaginative slogans.

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