Day of German Unity Celebrations
1 - 3 October 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.
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Day of German Unity
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
Fest zum Tag der Deutschen Einheit 2018
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
- Opening Hours
- 1 - 3 October 2020
- Admission Fee
- Free admission
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Last edited: 3. January 2020