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Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

February 12, 2014 by

Berlin Wall

Berlin Wall

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and with it, a number of special events and exhibits will also center around the exhibition “1914–1918: The First World War.”

The larger celebration actually offers two historical focal points and events that span two years of celebration. However, the highlight of the celebrations will be held on November 9 when a new temporary “wall” will be constructed of illuminated helium-filled balloons which will span the more than 70 miles marking the place where the wall once divided the nation.

This spectacular event will light up the night and will even be seen from outer space!

Berlin Wall Remnants

Events Marking the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Berlin is a rich cultural capital. Visitors planning to take part in the 25th anniversary celebrations will have approximately 1,500 events to choose from every day. They will highlight not only the history of the wall but also what it meant to the city and the Berlin people.

Events include a GPS-guided walking tour on the trail of the Berlin Wall, bicycle tours on the Wall Path, and along the way you’ll learn about the division of Germany and Berlin, the Cold War, and the peaceful revolution that led to reunification.

Other Events and Places to Visit

Along with the 25th anniversary events, Berlin offers a unique cultural metropolis at the center of Europe. It features famous museums, state-of-the-art galleries, professional orchestras, gourmet festivals, prominent well-known theatres, open air acts and much more.

For instance, Festival Days is a popular event at the height of the Easter season. Those visiting at that time can look forward to opera and concert performances showcasing a variety of great artists.

If you’re thinking of visiting Berlin in celebration of the wall coming down, plan to stay at least a week or more to take advantage of all the things available to see and do.

Photo credits: Wikimedia, Christian Heindel

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  1. Julie C. says:

    Wow, 25 years already! I’m sure the celebrations will be very meaningful to the people of Berlin.

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