Open Heritage Day
Open Heritage Day (Tag des offenen Denkmals) in September is Germany's biggest and most popular heritage event. It offers the chance to visit historical landmarks that are either not usually open to the public, or would normally charge an entrance fee to visitors. It also includes tours, events and activities related to historical architecture and gardens. The event connects people with their local places and helps to build a sense of belonging and pride.
Organized by volunteers everything is free of charge.
In Berlin the programme is exceptionally large and offers a great variety of open monuments and guided tours: from churchtowers to power plants, from the Wall to political prisons or private gardens.
Open Heritage Day in Berlin: September 9 to 10, 2017
Focus: "Pomp and Power"
Photos: Wolfgang Bittner; Landesdenkmalamt Berlin