30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall

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30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall

30 Jahre Mauerfall
In 2019, Berlin celebrates the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall with events and exhibitions dealing with its construction, the division of Berlin, the Cold War and the Peaceful Revolution of 1989.

30 years of Peaceful Revolution: Events

Route der Revolution
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30 years fall of the Wall: Open-air exhibitions

4 - 10 November 2019

To mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Peaceful Revolution, seven open-air exhibitions are planned at historic locations in Berlin. more

Kunstinstallation zu 30 Jahre Mauerfall
© Kunstinstallation: Patrick Shearn of Poetic Kinetics, kuratiert von Kulturprojekte Berlin

Art installation: «Visions in motion»

4 - 10 November 2019

As part of a major art campaign to mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, 30,000 messages will float above Straße des 17. Juni. more

Places to visit

Mauerverlauf
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Wall in Berlin: Where it still stands

Most visitors to Berlin want to see the Wall. But of the concrete barrier that once divided the German capital, only remnants remain. Where to find pieces of the real thing. more

Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer
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Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer

The Documentation Centre known as Dokumentationszentrum Berliner Mauer is an important source of information and an original documentary source/archive devoted to the history of the Berlin Wall. more

East Side Gallery
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East Side Gallery

The East Side Gallery, one of Berlin's most popular sights, is a former section of the Berlin Wall. Artists have turned it into the largest open-air gallery in the world with over one hundred paintings. more

Checkpoint Charlie
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Checkpoint Charlie

Checkpoint Charlie was the best-known border crossing between East and West Berlin during the Cold War. At the height of the Berlin Crisis in 1961 U.S. and Soviet tanks faced each other here. more

Bicycle & walking tours

Berlin Wall
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Walking Tour: Berlin Wall Tour

This Berlin Wall Tour makes stops at original segments of the Wall, a guard tower and an open air gallery dedicated to the Cold War. more

Gedenkstätte Bernauer Straße
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Bike Tour: The Berlin Wall

This bike tour leads cyclists along the the border patrol roads of the former Berlin Wall which separated the city into an eastern and a western part for 40 years. The route is about 50 kilometres long and includes streets inside the city as well as woods and fields on the outskirts of Berlin. more

Exhibitions

Walking through walls

12 September 2019 - 12 January 2020

The exhibition at Martin-Gropius-Bau displays works of art that deal with the concept of demarcation through borders and barriers 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. more

Stefan Moses – Abschied und Anfang. Ostdeutsche Porträts 1989-1990 (1)
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Stefan Moses - Farewell and Beginning

08 November 2019 to 19 April 2020

East German Portraits 1989-1990: In the period of upheaval following the fall of the Berlin Wall, photographer Stefan Moses used the opportunity to portray people from the GDR. more

Classic Open Air in Berlin
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Events & Festivals in Berlin

Things to do in Berlin: Highlights of the Berlin culture programme, tips for theater, opera, concerts, movies, trade fairs and more