Location: Erfurt


In 2022, the central celebrations for the Day of German Unity took place in Erfurt, as Thuringia held the presidency of the Bundesrat. The celebrations under the heading "Growing together - growing together" were intended to build on the format of the citizens' festival established until 2019 and combine this with the idea of the Unity EXPO. The aim was to create an open, eventful and eventful event in the heart of the cathedral city that would provide space for encounters and interactions and make Thuringia visible as a modern federal state worth living in.


FAIRNET was awarded the contract as general agency for the conception, planning, organization, implementation and follow-up of the event, with tasks ranging from the citizens' festival to presentation areas, wayfinding systems and security issues to traffic and programme planning for an event with a total of around 100,000 guests. Around October 3, 2022, the federal constitutional bodies and the 16 federal states, the city of Erfurt and many other partners presented themselves in very different ways in the Thuringian state capital. There were 16 pop-up stages as performance venues for a total of 900 artists. On two evenings, well-known facades were bathed in colorful light and turned into projection screens. One visually stunning highlight was the illumination of the cathedral façade using projection mapping, accompanied by live music.