First certified around 1260, Burgdorf is today a lively, independent and charming country town of over 30,000 inhabitants. Situated north-east of the state capital Hanover on the course of the river Burgdorfer Aue and well connected to it via suburban railroad, freeway, federal road and cycle paths, Burgdorf is considered the “little sister” of the royal residence town Celle because of its charming town center with its half-timbered houses. After a devastating town fire in 1809, the largely destroyed town was rebuilt. In addition to typical agrarian houses, representative buildings such as the town hall or the Burgdorf castle were built around the central St. Pankratius church. As the historical center of the city, it stands at the place where the “castrum burgdorfe” was located in the 13th century.
Burgdorf’s bustling city center is perfectly suited for a mobile sound installation that appears surprisingly at different locations and makes passers-by pause. Both highly frequented places such as the train station or the Marktstraße as well as quieter alleys and squares such as the “Brandende”, the “Wall” or the area around the Burgdorf castle are considered. A particularly attractive – because surprising – location is available under the high bridge over the railroad line.