Bike Touring Highlight
Nationally known was the 1891-1893 built Gethsemanekirche in autumn 1989 as an information center and meeting place of the oppositional civic movement in the GDR. From 2 October 1989, the church opened for a permanent vigil for political persecutees who organized activists of the democracy movement. The hundreds of burning candles in front of the church entrance became a symbol of peaceful protest. Between devotions and intercessions, the many churchgoers discussed the situation in the country. When on October 7, 1989, state power massively targeted protesters in the streets of East Berlin, the church became the central communication hub of the opposition, also in contact with international media representatives, who reported on resistance and repressive measures. In front of the churchyard, you can access audio information in several languages about the location of the revolution at a steel column.
October 28, 2019
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