Richard von Weizsäcker will be honored in the future on the streets of Berlin. Kaiser-Wilhelm-Platz will be renamed from Schöneberg next Thursday after the CDU politician who died in 2015. From 1981 to 1984 von Weizsäcker was mayor of Berlin and from 1984 to 1994 President of the Federal Republic of Germany.
The Tempelhof Schoenberg District Council It decided to rename in January 2021. The initiative came from the Green Party, and CDU and FDP joined. The SPD voted against logicHowever, the naming conflicts with efforts in the area to name streets primarily after women and thus make their advantages more visible in the street scene.
There was no further public debate – no objections from residents either. However, only a few buildings in the unadorned square on Main Street were affected.
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New banners will be installed by March 24thThe old name will remain in red but still cross out legibly for six months in order to facilitate redirection to the changed address.
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