The highlight of the 2014 celebration: light installation along the former course of the Wall on 9 November
Made of thousands illuminated, helium‐filled balloons, a border made of light will run for twelve kilometres across the city centre for the entire weekend: from the former border crossing at Bornholmer Straße through the Mauerpark (Berlin Wall Park), along Bernauer Strasse, past the Berlin Wall Memorial, then to the river Spree near the Reichstag, the Brandenburg Gate and Potsdamer Platz, Checkpoint Charlie and finally to Kreuzberg and along the Spree to the Oberbaumbrücke.
At five spots, the white balloons will be released into the air as a commemoration of the opening of the Berlin Wall and the peaceful revolution of 1989. If the weather is good enough this wall can even be seen from outer space.
Many others events will take place from late summer through autumn with focus on themes like freedom, the division of the city, the Cold War and the events leading up to peaceful reunification in 1989‐1990.
The Chapel of Reconciliation at the Berlin Wall Memorial at Bernauer Straße will be the site of a memorial service to be held on 9 November 2014 and a ceremony opening the permanent exhibition "25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall".
Berlin visitors will also have the chance to gain some insight into the history of Berlin as a divided city and the significance of the Wall for the city's residents with guided cycling tours along the Wall Trail, visits to the former watchtowers, the East Side Gallery, the asisi Panorama of a Divided City and the many memorials.
More information about the Berlin Wall can be found at visitBerlin.com
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