Tuesday, October 20, 2009

20th Anniversary of the falling of the Berlin wall | Apartments Blog

“Wir sind das Volk! Die Mauer muss weg!” (We are the people! The Berlin Wall must fall down!). These two short sentences still today represent a great importance in world history. This year Berlin celebrates the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall. On November 9th, 1989 the Iron curtain fell down and this way the west and east came together again. This is a great reason for the German capital to celebrate this significant event. If you want to enjoy countless exhibitions, theatre, representations, concerts and many other events about the falling of the wall, in addition to discovering hidden parts of this mysterious city, come to Berlin and choose the most interesting events!

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To mark the 20th anniversary of the falling of the Berlin wall a series of events related to this topic is being held. If you are thinking of taking a trip to Berlin, you have chosen the suitable moment: the city has many offerings to celebrate this historic event, so it will be very difficult to choose just one. Among the various exhibitions, it highlights the National Museum of German History (Deutsches Historisches Museum) with the exhibition Art of Two Germanies/ Cold War Cultures, the exhibition - The story of Berlin in the famous Kurfürstendamm, where you can show off your own art in a reconstruction of the original wall; or the exposition in the Marienfelder Allee Tram station that tells many stories about countless citizens that tried to flee from the east to west Berlin. These are just some examples of the many impressive exhibitions you can visit for many months until next year in the German capital.

Some of the most spectacular events are, without a doubt, the guided tours through the most mysterious parts of Berlin. One of those trips you should not miss is the guide thorugh the hidden secret places of the wall, like an old shop next to the wall which now houses an alternative art gallery. Another captivating visit is to the ghost train stations once used to escape to West Berlin that now are out of service. There are also guided bike or boat tours through the city’s historic sites.

On November 9th it will be the greatest day of the anniversary, since a very special event will be celebrated: thousands of dominoes of 2.50 metres tall, painted by creative young people and children, will be set up along the former wall. In an official ceremony these dominoes will fall down to commemorate the falling of the Berlin wall.

As you see, you’d have to stay long in Berlin to enjoy all these cultural events, besides being able to attend the endless concerts, lectures, theatre, poetry readings and film screenings. So you can rest in your free time, why not rent the most comfortable and cheap apartments in Berlin? Discover what’s on in the German capital!

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