Prague to Commemorate the 30th Anniversary of Berlin Wall’s Fall

GERMANY – NOVEMBER 11: The Berlin Wall opening in Berlin, Germany on November, 1989. (Photo by Patrick PIEL/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

People attacked it, climbed over, demolished with all their power. Finally, they could breathe; they were free.

The fall of the Berlin Wall tore off an avalanche of events that led to the fall of communism in the Eastern Bloc. The 30th anniversary of the reunification of Berlin will be commemorated in Prague’s Holešovice.

“We decided to organize a cultural event dedicated to the fall of the Berlin Wall because we feel that in the context of commemorating the 30th anniversary this event reminds all of the fall of the Iron Curtain in Prague. As we have a personal relationship with East Germany, our event takes place in Holešovice, near the Little Berlin district. We also want to conceive this day as an unofficial opening of our new Kabelovna room and commemorate this anniversary every year,” said Lukáš Rychtařík from Championship Music.

Visitors can look forward to a busy schedule on Saturday, 9th of November, from 1 pm to 10 pm, with the Minister of Culture, Daniel Herman. During the event, the artistic installation of the Iron Curtain, designed by Vítek Škop, will be unveiled.

At the same time, an exhibition of three large-format period photographs will be revealed – a reprint of a photo with balloons from November 1989 by Jana Šilpocha, as well as two enlargements of the Berlin Wall by Jana Šibíka, which are also included in his new book, 1989. It will be for sale, and the author will personally sign it.

In the atmosphere of 1989 visitors will see a retro furnished room with secondhand, listen to hits directed by Vojtěcha Tkáče and Zdeňka Lichnovského (moderators of the program Reflector on Radio 1), and a ride through the legendary Trabant. A thematic screening by HBO will run throughout the afternoon.

Ben Cristovao and the singer of the band Mirai will also take part in this event, and together they will introduce the video clip for the new song “Come to me closer,” filmed in Berlin. There is also a vegan bistro in Kabelovna, and the menu includes vegan sausages, pickled sausages, currywurst, and solyanka.

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