14:00 - 16:00
Every year since 1987, Kreuzberg has seen protests on May 1. “Revolutionary May Day” combines Germany’s knack for organization with Berlin’s predisposition for nihilism. The first one was in 2009 and they have been updating ever since.
We will cover:
- the neighborhood uprising of 1987
- 30+ years of revolutionary demonstrations – refugee protests at Oranienplatz
- struggles against rising rents
- the stories of three occupied houses
- the wall and what it meant for West Berliners
If you would like to attend a tour, please register for this event. You will receive a confirmation and extra information on the day before the tour.
Our tour will be meeting at Kottbusser Tor, at the corner of Admiralstraße, in front of Südblock. We will meet at 14:00 and leave by 14:10. The tour will end two hours later next to the Schillingbrücke. We will not be using public transportation — the tour will be entirely outside.
The tour is free but we suggest that you donate €10 to the tour guide if you can afford it (from each according to their ability…). Any contribution is appreciated and none is required. You can also pick up a signed copy of the book Revolutionary Berlin.
We ask that you only come if you’re fully vaccinated.