30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Berlin will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Peaceful Revolution and the fall of the Wall from 4 to 10 November 2019 with a grand festival that will transform the city into an inimitable open-air exhibition and festival site.

Stories of Berlin’s Path to Revolution will be told at seven original historical sites, each representing key events that took place in the 1989/90 time period. 

Large-scale presentations in the form of projections of historical photographs, films and sound installations will invite visitors to immerse themselves in the 1989-1990 era at a number of historical sites, including Gethsemane Church, Alexanderplatz, Schlossplatz, Brandenburg Gate, Kurfürstendamm, East Side Gallery and the Stasi headquarters in Lichtenberg. READ MORE

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Brandenburg Gate

Brandenburg Gate is Berlin's most famous landmark. A symbol of Berlin and German division during the Cold War, it is now a national symbol of peace and unity.

Checkpoint Charlie

Checkpoint Charlie was the best-known border crossing between East and West Berlin during the Cold War. At the height of the Berlin Crisis in 1961 U.S. and Soviet tanks faced each other here.

Berlin Wall

Berlin was a divided city for nearly thirty years – a city with a wall running through its very heart. From 13 August 1961 until 9 November 1989, the Berlin Wall divided the city into East and West Berlin.

Today, all across the city you can find traces of the Wall, its remains and memorial sites – the East Side Gallery, the Berlin Wall Memorial in Bernauer Strasse, the Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial, a former Stasi remand prison, and the green Mauerpark.

Reichstag

From the glass dome of the Reichstag designed by the architect Sir Norman Foster, you can experience Berlin from a birds' eye view and enjoy an amazing view of the city.

Museum Island

Berlin's Museumsinsel (Museum Island) in the middle of the River Spree is a UNESCO world cultural heritage site and one of the most important museum complexes in the world.

Fernsehturm Berlin TV Tower

Everyone is supposed to remember that Berlin's Fernsehturm (TV Tower) is 365m high and the tallest building in Berlin. As urban legend has it, the tower's height was a deliberate decision taken by Walter Ulbricht, Leader of the SED, so that every child would be able to remember it, just like the days of the year. In fact the tower's summit today is 368m.

Its steel sphere contains a visitor platform and a revolving restaurant, where will be taken place social dinner with an impressive panoramic view of Berlin.

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