Mauerpark for Everyone

29 Mar

We are back, apologies it has been a while but this has been due to work commitments. Anyway this subject is close to our hearts and its about our beloved Mauerpark. One of the star attractions in Berlin especially on a sunday, when thousand of Berliners and tourists meet to enjoy the Flea-market and the chilled out atmosphere. It is a place for everyone. But even during the week Mauerpark has lots to offer, it has a farm, a climbing wall, a playground, a green-garden, and lots of space to enjoy playing games and lazing around.  You would think how can there be a problem with that, well once again greed and the want to build anywhere there is a bit of space, means that now Mauerpark is under threat. Yes the plan is to turn Mauerpark into a row of flats.

So named because the Berlin wall used to run through it, and divide the city, Mauerpark has since become a symbolic space to  reintegrate the people of Berlin, it is part of history and now  is a place where people from all walks of life meet. Mauerpark is a place for people to come and relax, for children to play and for tourists to enjoy a place like no other in the world.

The want to build and the greed to make money has turned most major cities in Europe into generic characterless places no different from one another. Not to mention the thousands of flats that lie empty in Berlin. Flats that are perfectly capable of being restored. Why build on green when empty flats already exist? It seems absurd like so many things in this modern world. To keep the world we live in the way it is, to say no to the ever growing commercial machine, we need to stand up and fight for it! There are two ways you can help and keep Mauerpark the way it is – a park for EVERYONE! Firstly you can protest, the first protest date is tomorrow the 30th of March 2012. Between 5.30 pm -9pm we can gather at BVV-Saal im Rathaus Mitte, Karl-Marx-Allee 31, 10178 Berlin and discuss the future of Mauerpark. The more people turn up the more chance we have to argue our point and the need to keep Mauerpark a place for everyone! If you can’t make it then you also have the chance to donate to the cause at

http://www.welt-buerger-park.de

or sign the Petition, see below

Don’t put this one off, it is vitally important to keep such a place, if we let this happen imagine the kind of world we will live in, in years to come. It will be a very grey city with no more green and no places to meet, and where will we go then?!

Sign the Petition here (on the right side of the page a red button called unterzeichnen, fill in name, email, post code and street name): http://www.openpetition.de/petition/online/gegen-die-bebauung-der-erweiterungsflaechen-des-mauerparks-10ha-gruenflaeche-mehr-jetzt

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3 Responses to “Mauerpark for Everyone”

  1. d March 30, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

    Could it be made into a world heritage site?

    • Berlinified March 31, 2012 at 2:04 pm #

      From what I gathered from yesterdays meeting I don’t think so. Great thought though, thanks

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  1. confronting comfort: ¡ OCCUPY MAUERPARK ! · - March 29, 2012

    […] von 17:30 bis 21:30  im BVV-Saal im Rathaus Mitte von Berlin eine Sitzung ORT/DETAILS : IN ENGLISH statt, die für die Frage ob die Mauerpark-Zukunft OHNE Beton sein, und somit Welt-Bürger-Park […]

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