Day of German Unity Celebrations

Day of German Unity Celebrations

Does not take place in 2020

The Day of German Unity is Germany's national holiday. It commemorates the German reunification in 1990 and is celebrated with a festival around Platz der Republik, Straße des 17. Juni and Brandenburg Gate.

  • Day of German Unity© dpa
  • Day of German Unity© dpa
  • Day of German Unity© dpa
    Day of German Unity
  • Day of German Unity© dpa

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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 Platz der Republik at the Reichstag and the Brandenburg Gate. In that area, various stages host live bands and stands sell food, drinks and sweets. Musicians, comedians, poetry slammers and actors present their art at the festival.

Photo Galleries (in German)

  • Fest zum Tag der Deutschen Einheit 2019 (3)© dpa
    Fest zum Tag der Deutschen Einheit 2019
  • Fest zum Tag der Deutschen Einheit 2018© dpa
    Fest zum Tag der Deutschen Einheit 2018
  • Fest zum Tag der Deutschen Einheit 2017© dpa
    Fest zum Tag der Deutschen Einheit 2017

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
Brandenburger Tor 1
10117 Berlin
Opening Hours
Does not take place in 2020
Admission Fee
Free admission

Public transportation

Train (S-Bahn)
Underground
Bus

Source: Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH/BerlinOnline

| Last edited: 30. September 2020