Nikolai Church and Inner-city Ring of Leipzig
In September 1982, the regular peace prayers began in Leipzig's Nikolai Church, followed by demonstrations and rallies in 1989. Monday, October 9, 1989, became the "Day of the Peaceful Revolution", when more than 70,000 people peacefully moved around the inner city ring after the peace prayer in the Nikolai Church, making political change in the GDR inevitable.
An interactive exhibition titled "Worship in Everyday Life of the World" traces the history of peace prayers and their implications. The exhibition is open in the South Chapel of the Nikolai Church from Monday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm (except for special events). The exhibition catalog and other literature on the subject can be bought at the book shop in the church.
Museum in the “Runde Ecke”
The Museum in the “Runde Ecke” opened in 1990 in the rooms originally used by the former district administration of the State Security Service in Leipzig. The permanent exhibition “Stasi – Power and Banality” describes the history, structure and work methods of the East German secret police. In addition to photos and documents, the exhibition presents several unusual artifacts, including a disguise workshop, canned scents and equipment used to censor mail and eavesdrop on telephone conversations. The affiliated Stasi Bunker located in Machern shows how the State Security Service made preparations for a state of emergency.
Bürgerkomitee Leipzig e.V. is the responsible body for the memorial.