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Private City Walk: Art & Architecture in the GDR provided by POLIGONAL - Office for Urban Communication

Private City Walk: Art & Architecture in the GDR

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Overview
Architecture was the ultimate articulation of GDR planning principles and cultural policy, as a medium through which the state could disseminate their power. Kunst Am Bau, as the material manifestation of the overlap between politics, culture and social life, became an integral component of socialist city planning. Often dismissed as mere political propaganda, Kunst Am Bau also represents optimism in a turbulent period and dreams of sharing a harmonious existence with the world. This walk traces the ideals and realities of GDR society through Kunst Am Bau in and around Alexanderplatz. In the process of admiring the few remaining examples of this rapidly fading artistic form, we will take a critical look at the disparity between socialist life as advertised and the state of things as they actually existed, the history of the socialist building and cultural policies, and the present day conditions they face as remainders and reminders of the socialist regime
Itinerary
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You'll start at
Alexanderpl. 3
Alexanderpl. 3, 10178 Berlin, GermanyIn front of Kaffee Einstein
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  • Pass by Alexanderplatz
You'll end at
Alexanderpl. 3
Alexanderpl. 3, 10178 Berlin, GermanyIn front of Kaffee Einstein
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Important Information
Departure Point
Alexanderpl. 3, 10178 Berlin, Germany
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Private Tour Guide
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Additional Info
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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