The Brandenburg Gate is much more than just one of Berlin’s historic city gates. It is one of the world’s most famous Berlin landmarks. It is a symbol for many important historical events of the 19th and 20th centuries. Today it is closely associated with the reunification of Germany and a liberal-democratic peaceful revolution. This year, the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS, together with the Federal Ministry of the Interior presented a 3D video mapping on a large scale at the Brandenburg Gate.
The motto is “Lights of Freedom” and reflects 30 years of peaceful revolution. An emotional journey through history is told. With the famous quotation of John F. Kennedy “Ich bin ein Berliner” the journey through time begins. Kennedy made it clear at the time that he would not approve of the building of the Berlin Wall and would never leave West Berlin to Soviet communism. But in history it still took a long time until the inhuman border was overcome and the chains were broken by the population in a peaceful revolution. From the appeal “Tear down this wall!” by the then US President Ronald Reagan to the opening of the wall, another two years were to pass. While international artists left their messages on the west side of the wall, freedom was demonstrated on the other side. All this comes to life again in the 15th Festival of Lights on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall at the Brandenburg Gate. Highly emotional moments in world history come to life again in the festival. Realized by the multiple award-winning MP Studio based in Sofia and Berlin.