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Day of German Unity

3rd of October 2014

The Day of German Unity is the legal national holiday and celebrates the German reunification in 1990. In Berlin, the day is celebrated with a festival around Brandenburg Gate.
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German Unification Day

On the 3rd of October 1990 the former GDR officially joined the Federal Republic of Germany. Since then the country is reunited. The day commemorates that event and is therefore the national holiday in Germany.

Day of German Unity around Brandenburg Gate

The historical event of German reunification is celebrated every year during a four-day-long folks festival around Brandenburg Gate and the "Straße des 17. Juni". Then, many booths will be placed there selling sweets, food, beverages and gadgets. Additionally, bands will play all sorts of music on various stages around.

Children Programme on the Day of German Unity

A special programme is provided for the children. Among the several activities are such as horseback riding, a big wheel, carousels, dice games and other fairground attractions.

Tag der Deutschen Einheit 2014 Facts:

When: 3rd of October 2014

Where: Pariser Platz 1, 10117 Berlin

Address: Day of German Unity
Pariser Platz 1
10117 Berlin

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