Visibility of history in public space




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History shapes space. It manifests itself in the creation of new neighbourhoods and streets, prestigious buildings, and spacious squares. These traces are covered and written over by subsequent developments and events. In some cases, they are intentionally uncovered again later on and brought back into the mind of the public. This is also true of Munich: as the former “Capital of Movement,” Munich has many squares and sites connected with the history of National Socialism which today serve as places of learning and remembrance. Monuments and other visible signs in the urban space also exhort us to remember Germany’s colonial past and the city’s history of migration or the Munich massacre at the 1972 Olympics.


As part of a two-day tour, we will follow the traces of these histories and how they are presented in public space as well as in an institutional context. Besides taking part in extensive sightseeing tours, we will also visit selected museums and exhibition venues. A visit to the National Socialism Documentation Centre on the historic site of the former Nazi party headquarters at Königsplatz Square will give us the opportunity to analyse the distinctive character of the sites where the events actually occurred.






Organisers of the excursion

Dirk Rupnow, Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy and History and Professor in the Department of Contemporary History, University of Innsbruck (A)

Bettina Habsburg-Lothringen, Management Team, Museumsakademie Joanneum, Graz (A)



Munich (G)



€190, reduced fee €140*

*The reduced fee is available to students, trainees, unemployed people, and employees of this year’s cooperation partners.


Registration and info
Museumsakademie Joanneum

T +43 (0) 664/8017-9537


Please register via e-mail or registration form.

Museumsakademie Joanneum

Sackstraße 16
8010 Graz, Österreich
T +43-664/8017-9537