no backdrop – english

The Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag, Pariser Platz: Berlin’s government district is not only a sightseeing destination for visitors, but a centre of attraction for followers of conspiracy ideology, the Reichsbürger-movement and right-wing extremists. During their bizzare-seeming gatherings, they aim to use prestigious and well-known sites in Berlin as a backdrop for their photographs and propaganda.

They spread their ideologies of inequality such as racism and anti-Semitism through Berlin’s city centre and declare all those who do not fit their worldview as their enemies. Also, Berlin serves them as an adverse image, when it is a symbol of a diverse city where a self-determined way of life is possible.

As Berlin’s residents and visitors, we stand united against such a narrative and we say it in many of the world’s languages: Boo! Bou! Boo! Boo! Бу! Ганьба! 

Together with cultural institutions, businesses, trade unions, religious and ideological communities, associations and clubs, we are sending a clear signal. Berlin is diverse, open-minded, international, non-conformist, often loud, and at times, exhausting. HOWEVER Berlin is not a backdrop for right-wing extremism, racism, anti-Semitism, and conspiracy ideology!

Join us: make Berlin sparkle!


The campaign is supported by:

BERLIN – No Backdrop is a campaign by BERLIN GEGEN NAZIS‘ network of partners. BERLIN GEGEN NAZIS is a project affiliated with the Association Verein für Demokratische Kultur in Berlin e.V. The project is funded by the Berlin Senate.

V.i.S.d.P.: Association for Democratic Culture in Berlin e.V.

P.O. Box 580 350 | 10413 Berlin


Get involved!

  • Use our photo wall as a background for your selfies and post them on your social media with our campaign hashtag: #NoBackdrop
  • tag us: @berlingegennazis

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