Walking Tour – (Anti-)Colonialism in Berlin

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  • 17/03/2024
    15:30 - 18:00

NOTE: This tour will be starting later than originally announced (3.30pm) to give people the opportunity to attend the Syria rally earlier that day

Germany isn’t well know as a colonial empire. But in just a few decades at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th, the Kaiser’s troops massacred hundreds of thousands of people across Africa and Asia.

Today, Berlin is full of reminders of the city’s colonial past. A few of the city’s worst street names are being changed. In our (Anti)Colonialism tour, we look for signs of oppression and resistance, including:

  • the beginning of the Brandenburg slave trade
  • the division of Africa at the Berlin Conference
  • anti-colonial resistance in the 1920s
  • the racist history of Berlin’s “African Quarter” today’s struggles to change colonial street names

If you would like to attend a tour, please register here. You will receive an e-mail with more information on the day before the tour. You do not have to register using your own name.

Our tour will be meeting in front of Akademie der Künste at Pariser Platz. This is opposite the Brandenburg Gate and next to the Hotel Adlon (S-Bhf Brandenburger Tor). We will meet at 15:30 and leave by 15:40.

After walking around Mitte, we will go to Wedding. This will require some travelling on the S- and U-Bahn, but as it’s the week-end, there should be enough people with Monatskarten to allow you to travel for free.

Suggested donation is 10 euros per person, but any contribution is appreciated and none is required. You can also pick up a signed copy of the book “Revolutionary Berlin.”