All along the watchtower

30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall

A public commemoration to connect citizens’ memory of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the developments of democracy in Germany and Europe since 1989 until nowadays.

Inspired by Bob Dylan’s song, the performance consists of recited texts about the Cold War-era written and performed by the actress Inés Burdow with musical accompaniment by the guitarist Nora Buschmann and the singer Rex Joswig, bandleader of “Herbst in Peking” and “!The Same”. The band “Herbst in Peking”, one of the so-called Die Anderen Bands (alternative bands of the former GDR), will also spontaneously live its own compositions from the founding years of the early 1990s as well as current songs such as “There is no freedom”, with lyrics by Bert Papenfuss! The set design highlights pictures and films by Robert Conrad documenting watchtowers, wall strips and situations of the peaceful revolution of the 1990s.

The event is one of the acts of the Festivalwoche “30 Jahre Friedliche Revolution – Mauerfall” 30th Anniversary of the Peaceful Revolution – Fall of the Berlin Wall organized by Kulturprojekte Berlin. It is a collaboration with the Stiftung Berliner Mauer and is co-funded by Europe for Citizens – European Commission in the framework of the activities of the EUROM.

Original idea

Jordi Guixé and Nora Buschmann


Nora Buschmann – classical guitar
Ines Burdow– texts and interpretation
Rex Joswig – soundtrack & voice
Robert Conrad – photographer
Frank Diersch – sound & visual effects


Margrit Kühl


Wolf Biermann

Promoted by:

European Observatory on Memories (EUROM) – University of Barcelona Solidarity Foundation

In Collaboration with

Stiftung Berliner Mauer
Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH

Co-financed by Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Commission

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