Lonely Planet Writer

'Stolpersteine' ban could be lifted in Munich

Six Stolpersteine in Berlin.
Stolpersteine in Berlin. Image by Thomas Quine / CC BY 2.0

Memorial plaques, known as Stolpersteine (stumbling blocks), which are inlaid into the ground across many streets in Germany to commemorate victims of the Holocaust, could once again be allowed in Munich after an 11 year ban. They were outlawed following a campaign led by Charlotte Knobloch, a prominent Jewish community leader and Holocaust survivor, who believed victims’ memories were being further desecrated by the fact pedestrians were walking over the memorials. But with a majority of local government members now in favour of their reinstatement, lobbyists believe the Munich ban could be overturned within a month. Read more: thelocal.de