10 days, 10 countries

We are placing the experiences of new beginnings and upheaval of people in central and eastern Europe at the heart of our bid. To this end, two scientists, an East German and a West German – Christian Faludi from the Gesellschaft zur Erforschung der Demokratiegeschichte e. V. (Society for Researching the History of Democracy) and Tobias Schwessinger from the Friedrich-Schiller University – have set off on a journey that starts in Jena. Their travel plan went from visiting 10 countries in 10 days to 14 countries in 14 days.

With camera, recording device and a backpack full of questions, the travelers delved into supposed and actual clichés, put opinions to the test, asked about the image of “the Germans” abroad and, last but not least, their own identity. As ambassadors of the application, they were interested in looking ahead and asking what people hope for their future and what should come next for Europe. On their journey, they visited museums and memorials and had countless conversations about the recent past, the current present and the upcoming future.

Stage 1
Košice, Slowakei
Stage 2
Memorial Sighetu, Rumänien
Stage 3
Der „Fröhliche Friedhof“ von Săpânța, Rumänien
Stage 4
Bukowina, Rumänien
Stage 5
Grenze, Ukraine
Stage 6
Czernowitz, Ukraine
Stage 7
Denkmal Chișinău, Republik Moldau
Stage 8
Republik Moldau
Stage 9
Comrat, Gagausien (Republik Moldau)
Stage 10
Kloster Saon, Rumänien
Stage 11
Donaudelta, Rumänien
Stage 12
Vama Veche, Rumänien
Stage 13
National-Denkmal, Bulgarien
Stage 14
Tombul-Moschee, Bulgarien
Stage 15
Demografischer Wandel, Bulgarien
Stage 16
Museum Jugoslawiens, Serbien
Stage 17
Bombardierung Belgrad, Serbien
Stage 18
Massaker von Srebrenica, Bosnien-Herzegowina
Stage 19
Dubica, Bosnien-Herzegowina
Stage 20
Gedenkstätte Jasenovac, Kroatien
Stage 21
Grenzzaun, Kroatien/Slowenien
Stage 22
Paneuropäisches Picknick, Ungarn/Österreich 
Stage 23
Prager Frühling und Samtene Revolution, Tschechien
Stage 24
Deutsche Botschaft Prag, Tschechien
Stage 25
Jena, Deutschland