Walking Tour: Rosa Luxemburg's Berlin (updated!)

Walking Tour: Rosa Luxemburg's Berlin (updated!)

Donnerstag, 16. September 2021, 17:30 Uhr
bis Donnerstag, 16. September 2021, 20:00 Uhr
Mehringplatz, Mehringplatz, Berlin

“Berlin has made the most unfavorable impression on me.” It is 1898 and Rosa Luxemburg has just arrived in the capital of the German Empire. She describes it in a letter as: “cold, tasteless, massive – a real barracks; and the dear Prussians with their arrogance, as though every one of them had swallowed the cane with which they had once been beaten…” Fair to say it isn’t love at first sight, but Luxemburg stays here until the bitter end. Berlin is her home for the next two decades.

On January 15, 1919, Rosa Luxemburg was murdered by proto-fascist paramilitaries under the orders of a Social Democratic government. 102 years after one of the most infamous political assassinations of the 20th century, we are going to take a walking tour through Luxemburg's Berlin. We will visit the apartments, hotels, editorial offices, and prisons where the Red Rosa spent her time. Places where she spent long nights writing and editing during the revolution of 1918, and places where she went into hiding as the counter-revolution closed in.

(This tour is going to be updated with about 10% new information!)

If you would like to attend a tour, please send an e-mail with your name and the date of the tour to: revolutionaryberlin@gmail.com. You will get a confirmation e-mail within one day. This is to make sure we have enough people (at least 5) but also not too many (no more than 25) for a tour to take place.

Our tour will be meeting at Mehringplatz in Kreuzberg, on the north side of the square at the exit of U6 Hallesches Tor, where the escalator goes up toward Friedrichstraße. We will meet at 17:30 and leave by 17:40.

The tour will end, after two trips on the U-Bahn, in Friedenau at approximately 20:00. Please get a ticket for two trips in Berlin AB beforehand.

Suggested donation is 10 euros per person, but any contribution is appreciated and none is required.

We ask that you only come if you're fully vaccinated. If you have any questions, please send an e-mail: revolutionaryberlin@gmail.com

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