Leipzig 89 is a multilingual audio guide, which leads to 20 original sites of the democratic change in 1989/90, situated in the urban area of Leipzig, where there took place important actions leading to the fall of the SED dictatorship.
The GPS-supported city tour explains the particularity, complexity and uniqueness of the entire event Peaceful Revolution in Leipzig. The projects basis is the stele exhibition Sites of the Peaceful Revolution. The steles are made of expanded metal, which was used for border fortifications in the GDR. This fact points out special actions of the political resistance in Leipzig. This exhibition does not only show the most known events like the decisive Monday demonstration on October 9, 1989, the occupation of the Stasi headquarters on December 4, 1989 and the first free parliamentary election on March 18, 1990. It also presents smaller, but not less important actions of the civil rights movement.
The city tour shows the chronological and spatial development of the Peaceful Revolution, as well as the change of the city since 1989. It reminds of the power of the democratic idea, which helped the citizens to free themselves from the SED dictatorship. Leipzig 89 presents impressively an important chapter of the German history, as well as the important role of Leipzig as city of Peaceful Revolution.
The app makes the events of the Peaceful Revolution visible and audible and also sensually experienceable. GPS-supported maps and route navigation lead the user directly to the different sites. With the help of QR codes on the steles you can download the app directly on mobile devices or call up the respective station on the app. A lot of original photos, documents and contemporary film material completes the information on the steles and the audio guide.