Political Walking Tour: German Colonialism – how it shaped and still shapes the city

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  • 01/07/2023
    14:00 - 17:00

In this tour tour around Berlin’s historic museum island, Izzy Choksey covers the brutal crimes commited and racial hierarchical systems built during German colonial times. The tour discusses how these attitudes played into architecture around the city centre and why debates around these topics still rage today. It will also cover controversies around the Berlin palace, that houses many objects now seen as “stolen” by revisionist historians and the attempts (or lack of) to rectify these historical injustices. It will look at how colonialism still has a dominant effect on the zeitgeist in modern German and what kinds of cultural shocks could enable German society to move past these biases going forward.

2pm – 5pm with a break.

Please bring one Berlin AB Ticket for public transport or a ticket than enables travel on the BVG network. There will be one bus ride during the tour to our final stop at Treptower Park.

Meeting point: Martin Luther Statue near Alexanderplatz.

End point: Treptower Park S-Bahn Station.