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Mauerpark is not a drinks market

Mauerpark is not a drinks market

Freunde des Mauerparks reject out of hand Pankow Public Order Office’s proposal to legalise the sale of alcohol in Mauerpark. Licensing sales outlets would not solve the problem of illegal sales. On the contrary: it would make things worse. More alcohol is not what is needed to promote harmony and respect in the park. What we do need is for the Public Order Office to do its job: they said themselves that they...

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Everyone is welcome in Mauerpark

Everyone is welcome in Mauerpark

The absurd idea of erecting a fence around Mauerpark and charging admission left us speechless. What makes Mauerpark attractive, what makes it special is the fact that it is a place where everyone can participate in cultural activities. It doesn’t cost anything. And everyone is welcome in Mauerpark: Berliners and visitors, rich and poor, young and old. We have always made sure no-one is excluded because they don’t...

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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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Peaceful Walpurgis Night celebrations cancelled

Peaceful Walpurgis Night celebrations cancelled

For the last 15 years Mauerpark has enjoyed peaceful celebrations to dance in the May. This was made possible by the hard work and commitment of artists and neighbours. This year, the celebrations have been cancelled as a result of complaints by residents. After so many years, the excellent collaboration between Pankow Council, the police and volunteers has come to an abrupt end. Pankow Council and the police are...

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Mauerpark: a living memorial and cultural hotspot

Mauerpark: a living memorial and cultural hotspot

Mauerpark is an important cultural hotspot with a special symbolic value. It is important for Berlin’s borough of Pankow but at the same time it enjoys worldwide fame and popularity. The site where the Berlin Wall used to be - where armed guards with orders to shoot once kept people apart - has evolved into a peaceful place of cultural diversity that is full of life. On sunny days people from all different...

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Sunday karaoke – the heart of Mauerpark

Mauerpark is not just a park. As a small reminder: it means “Wall Park” and is where THE Wall used to be – with its barbed wire, watchtowers and armed guards with orders to shoot. But now, every Sunday, it is full of people from all over the world, including Berliners who have lived here all their lives and the newcomers who are proud to call it home. Mauerpark is unparalleled as a place that brings together people...

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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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Culture in the Mauerpark – a bonus or a bane?

Culture in the Mauerpark – a bonus or a bane?

The hot summer months in Mauerpark are over for this year and so things should start to quieten down naturally: the crowds, the music and the protests. So it is time to take stock and the attempt to do that has led to intensive discussions among all stakeholders: local residents, street musicians in and round the park, the parks and gardens’ department, the Public Order Office, the police and local politicians....

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