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New Year’s Eve: Residence ban in the Mauerpark

New Year’s Eve: Residence ban in the Mauerpark

Dear friends of Mauerpark, What a challenging year 2020 was. Life in Mauerpark was pretty much dominated by the corona pandemic and things were generally quieter than usual. Really wild celebrations were not possible this year and that will certainly apply to New Year’s Eve. In an attempt to contain the pandemic, the city authorities have designated numerous no-go zones for fireworks in Berlin. They include the...

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Stay healthy and enjoy the fantastic weather!

Stay healthy and enjoy the fantastic weather!

On a sunny day Mauerpark is a magnet for crowds of people. Normally we are delighted to see them there. That’s the whole point of this special place. But sadly nothing is normal this year. In these times of Coronavirus we all have to put our own needs on hold and think primarily about everyone around us. So to make sure everyone can enjoy this glorious weather please remember a couple of important things: Keep 1.5...

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Peaceful Walpurgis Night celebrations canceled

Peaceful Walpurgis Night celebrations canceled

Last year we had to unexpectedly cancel the Peaceful Walpurgis Night celebrations because a handful of "concerned" citizens protested against the music and dancing in Mauerpark. And now, a year down the road, a miniscule virus is turning the whole world upside down. At the moment, we have no way of knowing how  the coronavirus crisis will develop. In consultation with Pankow borough council, we have decided that...

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Acoustic shells: Pilot project launched in Mauerpark

Acoustic shells: Pilot project launched in Mauerpark

Last year, conflicts between local residents and park users were the subject of intensive discussions at the Mauerpark Round Table. A participation process was set up and the Save Mauerpark initiative put forward a range of ideas for workable regulations. As a result, Pankow borough council introduced new rules for the 2019 Mauerpark season and used multilingual brochures and park rangers to inform people about...

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Celebrating New Year’s Eve in the Mauerpark

Celebrating New Year’s Eve in the Mauerpark

We have one request to everyone who is thinking of coming to the Mauerpark to see in the New Year: Please spare a thought for the wildlife in the park and celebrate without bangers and rockets. A lot of animals live in the Mauerpark and the noise, smoke and flashes of fireworks are terrifying for them. The park is one of the very few safe places for them to seek refuge in the city. Please don’t destroy that for...

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Photo exhibition: Mauerpark 25 years on

Photo exhibition: Mauerpark 25 years on

Five photographers, five windows onto the former death strip 25 years after Mauerpark opened, a photo exhibition depicts the new life that has evolved on the site where the Berlin Wall once stood. Gone is the barbed wire and the threat of death; replaced by life and fun – karaoke, street food, artists, street musicians and a flea market. The common thread connecting the work is the individual way each photographer...

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The Fête de la Musique is back in Mauerpark

The Fête de la Musique is back in Mauerpark

Berlin Street Music and Save Mauerpark are hosting the Fête de la Musique in Mauerpark on 21. June: 16:00 Legendary Strawberry Man 17:00 Stephen Paul Taylor 18:00 12Volt 19:00 Beranger The cultural iniatives actively promote music in Mauerpark. But reducing noise levels for local residents is also important to them, which is why they will be collecting donations for acoustic shells, which absorb sound. Further...

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The Borough of Pankow has decided: Music is part of Mauerpark

The Borough of Pankow has decided: Music is part of Mauerpark

Six months after the Kulturgemeinschaft Mauerpark launched the Mauerpark Round Table, the borough’s mayor, Sören Benn (Die Linke party) has announced new park rules: www.berlin.de/ba-pankow/aktuelles/pressemitteilungen In numerous arduous discussions at the meetings of the Round Table, residents, musicians, grass roots groups and civil servants had talked about how to reconcile culture in the park with the need of...

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Public hearing about Mauerpark Karaoke

Karaoke in Mauerpark has been the subject of extensive media coverage recently. The department responsible for environmental matters and nature conservation at Pankow Borough Council is holding a public hearing at which residents who feel disturbed by noise from the park will be able to have their say. Pankow Council will then take a decision on granting permits for the Sunday karaoke. When: Wednesday, 3 April 2019...

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Mauerpark Round Table No. 3 at Rathaus Pankow

Tuesday, 29.01.2019, 5:30 – 8:30 pm Rathaus Pankow, Breite Strasse 24A-26, 13187 Berlin in the Grosser Saal Pankow Council has convened the third meeting of the Mauerpark Round Table on Tuesday 29 January 2019 at 5:30 pm in the Grosser Saal of the Town Hall, Rathaus Pankow, Breite Strasse 24-26, 13187 Berlin. As agreed at the first two sessions of the Round Table, this meeting will now debate the possibility of...

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