The Wall: Berlin's Most Thrilling Breakthrough

On the evening of 9 November 1989, the Berlin Wall fell. Countless Berliners from East and West wrote history that night. They climbed over the concrete walls, poured through the narrow border crossing, put their backs into chipping away at the Wall and took back the whole of their city. Images of this historic event went around the world.

Now, 25 years later, Berlin is no longer a divided city, but a world metropolis. Millions of visitors have since made their way to the German capital to witness these changes. How have Berliners transformed their city since 1989? It's now a hub of creativity, a vibrant metropolis and the setting of so much history. After the Berlin Wall fell, new spaces became available - brownfield sites that the city's residents and visitors have claimed as their own to express their creative freedom: from the arts scene in Brunnenstraße, start-up companies around Moritzplatz and even something as simple as access to the River Spree.

Berlin today - a place of ideas, inspiration and vision. Berlin. 25 years later. Welcome!


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