If you love the creative vibe and free spirit of Berlin, you may have asked yourself where it all came from.
Wasnt this place the headquarter of Nazi terror and after that the focal point of cold war tension between east and west?
Sad but true, however:
when the Berlin Wall came down, this "peaceful revolution" brought about a historically unique situation which allowed the people of Berlin and visitors from around the world to use the devastated spaces of the past as experimental playground,
and to create a tolerant, multicultural and very vibrant lifestyle, in which art and alternative culture are playing leading roles.
"Do the Cat Walk" is an alternative Berlin history walk that aims at explaining how this transformation has come about.
It will take roughly 2,5 hours starting at Brandenburg Gate and finishing at Hackescher Markt.
We meet in front of
"Akademie der Künste",
Pariser Platz 4.
Thats on your left hand side on the square in front of Brandenburg Gate, coming from the east.
The hand-drawn letter X indicates the exact location.
On the sidewalk, not on the street :-D