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Day of German Unity Celebrations

1 - 3 October 2016

The Day of German Unity is Germany's national holiday. It commemorates the German reunification in 1990 and is celebrated with a festival around Brandenburg Gate.
Day of German Unity
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The historical event of German reunification, where the former GDR officially joined the Federal Republic of Germany, is celebrated with a three-day festival around Brandenburg Gate and "Straße des 17. Juni". In that area, various stages host live bands and stands sell food, drinks and sweets.

Entertainment Programme at Day of German Unity Celebrations

The festival's entertainment programme includes activities suitable for families. Horseback riding, a big wheel that offers great views over the Tiergarten, karaoke, theatre performances, dice games, merry-go-rounds and other fairground attractions keep the whole family busy.

Historical Significance of the Day of Germany Unity

The fall of the Berlin Wall on the 9th of November in 1989, which marked the end of the Cold War, had paved the way for German reunification barely a year later. The Unification Treaty that was signed on the 20th of September in 1990 and declares the 3rd of October the national holiday, sealed the end of the division of Germany.

Brandenburg Gate on the map

Address: Day of German Unity Celebrations
Brandenburger Tor 1
10117 Berlin
Opening Hours: 1 - 3 October 2016
Useful hints: The celebrations at Brandenburg Gate start on Saturday, 1 October and end Sunday, 3 October. The festival is open from 10:00 - 23:00 on Saturday and Sunday, and from 10:00 - 20:00 on Monday.
Admission Fee: Free admission

Public transportation

Train (S-Bahn)
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Source: BerlinOnline
Last edited: 3. October 2016
(Bilder: dpa; Accorhotels 2012; VisitBerlin; BerlinOnline/argus/flashpics/; Antje Kraschinski)

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