Rebellious Berlin - Showplaces of the revolts in 1968

Demonstration in West-Berlin, 1969

Demonstration in West-Berlin, 1969
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The year 1968 is today well-known for the revolts of a young generation against the established order. The events in former West Berlin were of exemplary significance for the protest movement in the Federal Republic of Germany: under the special conditions as “city at the frontline” during the Cold War, a broad student protest movement emerged at Freie Universität in the mid of the 1960’s. However, not only in West Berlin did students start to revolt against authorities and the government - resistance against the regime also arose in socialist East Berlin.

In a two-hour walking tour we will visit the most important showplaces of the revolts in 1968. Interesting and gripping incidents will be explained on the spot where they took place 50 years ago. At the same time, we will get to know the city of Berlin – former West and East Berlin.