22.04.2024 – 13.05.2024, Prague

The Bicycle in Times of Unfreedom / Kolo v časech nesvobody / Das Fahrrad in Zeiten der Unfreiheit

The Bicycle in Times of Unfreedom © Goethe-Institut

What societal role did the bicycle play in the GDR and in Czechoslovakia?

Did a bicycle offer citizens in these states some freedom?

Could an ordinary citizen even afford a new bicycle?

How was cycling turned into a propaganda tool and what role did the Peace Ride play in this?

If you would like to know more about these topics, join us at the Goethe-Institut in Prague for a unique exhibition entitled ‘The Bicycle in Times of Unfreedom.’ It will focus on the personal stories of citizens, professional cyclists, and bicycles from this period.