Concept

The PATH OF VISIONARIES - SIGN FOR EUROPE located at the pedestrian zone of Friedrichstraße in the heart of Berlin. Each Member State is represented with a quote from an outstanding personality on a "Panel of Nations". Together they form a bond of shared values, visions and the diversity of cultures of the European Community.

The panels are arranged according to the order of their membership.

The PATH OF VISIONARIES - a permanent sign for peace and internationality.

Die UNESCO, Organisation der Vereinten Nationen für Erziehung, Wissenschaft und Kultur, zeigt mit einem eigenem Beitrag zum PFAD DER VISIONÄRE, in Form einer Bodentafel, ihre Verbundenheit mit dem Projekt.

“Since wars begin in the minds of men,
it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed.”

(Erster Satz aus der Verfassung der UNESCO und offizieller Zitatbeitrag der UNESCO zum PFAD DER VISIONÄRE in Berlin).

Special thanks to:
Frau Irina Bokowa, Generaldirektorin der UNESCO, ehemalige Schirmherrin des PFAD DER VISIONÄRE DER WELT

Dr. Jean-Claude Juncker, ehemaliger Präsident der Europäischen Kommission, in seiner Amtszeit Schirmherr des PFAD DER VISIONÄRE.

Location

The PATH OF VISIONARIES is located at Hallesches Tor, close to the Mehringplatz. The Mehringplatz, formerly Belle-Alliance-Platz, constituted together with the Hallesches Tor the southern city gate in the Frederician Berlin.

The Belle-Alliance-Platz got its name after the Wars of Liberation (Napoleonic Wars) which emphasized in a particular way the pursuit of sovereignty by the European nations. Barely higher than 19 meters, the fountain sculpture of an Angel of Peace has towered above the place until now.

This Angel both represents Irene, the goddess of Peace and Victoria, goddess of Victory represented an idea of peace of the 19 century, peace and war presupposed each other. The PATH OF VISIONARIES sets a contemporary, modern interpretation of peace involving dialogue, acceptance and respect for the deversity of cultures.

Der PFAD DER VISIONÄRE lädt ein, sich von visionären Gedanken prominenter Europäer und Europäerinnen inspirieren zu lassen und die Vielfältigkeit der Kulturen zu erleben.

CONCEPT and PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Bonger Voges
DESIGN and VISUAL CONCEPT: Daniela Haitzler and Marcel Fleiner
REALIZATION: Rainer Fest
SUPPORTING ASSOCIATION KUNSWELT e.V. BERLIN: Vorstand RA Kristijana Penava