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Bablesberg and Dresden tours

Guided neighborhood walk through the ‚Red Nowawes‘ (Babelsberg)

The ‘Red Nowawes’(another name for Babelsberg) is a legend, but also historical reality. It is part of the political traditions and heritage of our active supporters’ scene. Nowawes was founded as colony of Bohemian weavers in the 18th century, and soon grew into a small industrial centre in the outskirts of royal Prussian residency of Potsdam. Textile industries, shoe factories, locomotion works, as well as the film and record industry soon made Nowawes a nerve centre of working class culture in the region.

The ideas of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels soon left their mark in Nowawes’ public life. Social democracy and later the communist movement were dominant parts of the political culture here. The revolutionary drive at the end of the First World War and during the Weimar Republic was always very present here at the gates of Potsdam. The huge election rallies of Karl Liebknecht, after whom our stadium is named, play an important part in the history of this working class neighborhood, as well as the resistance and general strike against the fascist Kapp Putsch in 1920. But Nowawes also has a proud tradition of resistance against the Nazis ranging from local workers fighting in the International Brigades during the Spanish Civil War, to taking revenge for the killing of the communist leader Ernst Thälmann.

We want to tell the story of this extraordinary neighborhood and show you some of the sights where it actually happened. Join us when we (re-)visit our roots!

Starting point: Weberplatz in Babelsberg - 31.05.2013 at 1.30pm (if you can’t find it, please call the service number from the fanguide

We would appreciate a quick registration email in advance, if you want to attend. Registration at kontakt@ultras-babelsberg.info or via Facebook

City tour with the team of FC

Hello to all fans of FC United, who visit Dresden

We have organized a official city tour for the team and can offer you for this tour through Dresden still places available. The tour will take place on Saturday, 1st June. Start is at the team hotel, The Westin Bellevue (Große Meißner Straße 15, 01097 Dresden ),expected at 3pm, maybe a half hour earlier. Then it goes on for three hours through the city. About 6pm we stop at the river Elbe in near of the bridge "Blaues Wunder" (Blue Wonder). There the team will eating two hours. The traveling fans have the opportunity to visit directly at the Elbe also one of the many restaurants. At 8pm continuing your journey through the evening twilight of Dresden. We return at 10pm at the team hotel.

The passenger ride costs 15 euros. You can pay directly in front of the ride on the bus with cash. But binding registration is required in advance by Robert Pohl, exclusively by e-mail, since we only have a limited number of places available, not more than 40. Please state in the application the names of all persons that you register. Please use the subject "sightseeing tour". The registration is now open. Anyone who signs up gets first priority.

Registration by Robert Pohl be emailing proximus78@gmx.de

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First Posted ~ 12:05 Tue 28 May 2013
News ID ~ 4922
Last Updated ~ 12:05 Tue 28 May 2013