25 Years Fall of the Berlin Wall

25 Years Fall of the Berlin Wall

9th of November 2014

Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, 8,000 illuminated balloons trace the course of the former border that once separated East and West.

Light Installation: 25 years Fall of the Berlin Wall

© Kulturprojekte Berlin_WHITEvoid / Christopher Bauder, Foto: Daniel Büche

The light installation commemorating the fall of the Wall is intended as a "symbol of hope for a world without borders". It is made of thousands of helium-filled and illuminated balloons forming a 12 kilometre long light border in the city centre that runs along the former course of the Wall.

Course of the Light Installation

Starting point of the light border is the former border crossing Bornholmer Straße. It runs through the Mauerpark along Bernauer Straße, past Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer (Berlin Wall Memorial), follows the banks of the river Spree near the Reichstag building right up to Brandenburg Gate, Potsdamer Platz and Checkpoint Charlie. It continues through Kreuzberg and along the Spree to Oberbaumbrücke. In the evening, the balloons are released into the air.

A Way to Remember the Fall of the Berlin Wall

When the Berlin Wall came down 25 years ago, the pictures of the opening of the Wall and the celebrations at Brandenburg Gate were broadcast around the world. It was a significant event for Berlin, Germany, and the world. With the light installation, Berlin commemorates this chapter of the city's history in a beautiful and respectful way. The light installation is accompanied by a number of events, exhibitions and guided tours. For more information, see 25 Years Fall of the Wall website.

Festival at Brandenburg Gate

The commemoration of the fall of the Wall is accompanied by a festival around Brandenburg Gate at Straße des 17. Juni. The festival programme includes live music, artistic performances, video projections and talks about the historical meaning of the 9th of November.
Opening Hours
9th of November 2014
Internet
Official 25 Years Fall of the Wall website (in English)

Photo Gallery (in German)

Lichtgrenze - 25 Jahre Mauerfall

  • 25 Jahre Mauerfall: Lichtgrenze© dpa
    25 Jahre Mauerfall: Lichtgrenze
  • 25 Jahre Mauerfall: Lichtgrenze© dpa
    25 Jahre Mauerfall: Lichtgrenze
  • 25 Jahre Mauerfall: Lichtgrenze© dpa
    25 Jahre Mauerfall: Lichtgrenze
  • 25 Jahre Mauerfall: Lichtgrenze© dpa
    25 Jahre Mauerfall: Lichtgrenze
  • 25 Jahre Mauerfall: Lichtgrenze© dpa
    25 Jahre Mauerfall: Lichtgrenze
  • 25 Jahre Mauerfall: Lichtgrenze© dpa
    25 Jahre Mauerfall: Lichtgrenze

Installation "Lichtgrenze"

  • Vorbereitungen zur Installation "Lichtgrenze"© dpa
    Vorbereitungen zur Installation "Lichtgrenze"
  • Vorbereitungen zur Installation "Lichtgrenze"© dpa
    Vorbereitungen zur Installation "Lichtgrenze"
  • Vorbereitungen zur Installation "Lichtgrenze"© dpa
    Vorbereitungen zur Installation "Lichtgrenze"
  • Vorbereitungen zur Installation "Lichtgrenze"© dpa
    Vorbereitungen zur Installation "Lichtgrenze"
  • Vorbereitungen zur Installation "Lichtgrenze"© dpa
    Vorbereitungen zur Installation "Lichtgrenze"
  • Vorbereitungen zur Installation "Lichtgrenze"© dpa
    Vorbereitungen zur Installation "Lichtgrenze"

Bürgerfest - 25 Jahre Mauerfall

  • 25 Jahre Mauerfall: Bürgerfest© dpa
    25 Jahre Mauerfall: Bürgerfest
  • 25 Jahre Mauerfall: Bürgerfest© dpa
    25 Jahre Mauerfall: Bürgerfest
  • 25 Jahre Mauerfall: Bürgerfest© dpa
    25 Jahre Mauerfall: Bürgerfest
  • 25 Jahre Mauerfall: Bürgerfest© dpa
    25 Jahre Mauerfall: Bürgerfest
  • 25 Jahre Mauerfall: Bürgerfest© dpa
    25 Jahre Mauerfall: Bürgerfest
  • 25 Jahre Mauerfall: Bürgerfest© dpa
    25 Jahre Mauerfall: Bürgerfest

Source: Berlinonline

| Last edited: 19. June 2018