From Hymns to Paint Bombs:
A Brief History of the German Protestant Kirchentag
To the surprise of many Berlin residents the city seems even more packed than usual these days. People wearing scarves throng the underground and buses. They flip through programmes – weighty tomes in themselves – look around as if searching for something, and sometimes even spontaneously burst into song. The Kirchentag (church assembly) has come to Berlin. The city is hosting this major event, which draws hundreds of thousands of visitors, for the fifth time.