Pan-European Picnic Visitors Centre
The Pan-European Picnic and the Breakthrough have become one of the symbols of the reunification of Europe. The site of this historic event has been popular with tourists and a pilgrimage site to many former GDR refugees and their relatives.
In the area of the Pan-European Memorial Park we are building a visitors centre to get the historic events of 1989 close to as many people as possible. This site would allow visitors during the touristic high season to learn about the past while drinking a coffee or a refreshment drink. It is our goal to establish a community place to serve as a memorable site to the historic events. At the Memorial Park a “time corridor” will mark the iron curtain and the moment of the breakthrough. Construction works have been going on since the beginning of 2019 and are expected to be completed by August 2019.
The project has been financed by EU Territorial and Settlement Development Operational Programme (TOP) co-financed by the Government of Hungary and Sopron City with County Rights.