On November 9, 2009, Berlin will celebrate the 20th anniversary
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/5d/Berlinermauer.jpg/300px-Berlinermauer.jpgNovember 9, 1989 Th eday when german government declared that German resident can visit West germany and West berlin that how Fall of Berlin Wall is celebrated every year in Germany on November 9. The fall of the Berlin Wall paved the way for German reunification, which was formally concluded on October 3, 1990.
Entry into and exit from East Berlin

* Checkpoint Charlie (as a pedestrian or riding in a vehicle)
Transit between West Germany and West Berlin By Road and Rail.

In a speech at the Brandenburg Gate commemorating the 750th anniversary of Berlin[57] on June 12, 1987, Ronald Reagan challenged Mikhail Gorbachev, then the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, to tear down the wall as a symbol of increasing freedom in the Eastern Bloc.

The fall, 1989-Germans standing on top of the wall, 1989; it would begin to be torn apart in the following days.Berlin Wall at the Brandenburg Gate, 09 November, 1989
On August 23, 1989, Hungary removed its physical border defences with Austria.

To ease the complications, the politburo led by Krenz decided on November 9, to allow refugees to exit directly through crossing points between East Germany and West Germany, including West Berlin. On the same day, the ministerial administration modified the proposal to include private travel. The new regulations were to take effect on November 17, 1989.

Over the years there has been repeatedly a controversial debate[66] whether November 9 would have made a suitable German national holiday, often initiated by former members of political opposition in East Germany like Werner Schulz.[67] Besides the emotional apogee of East Germany's peaceful revolution 9 November is also the date of the end of the Revolution of 1848 and the date of the declaration of the first German republic, the Weimar Republic, in 1918. However, November 9 is also the anniversary of the 1923 Beer Hall Putsch and the infamous Kristallnacht pogroms of 1938 and, therefore, October 3 was chosen instead.

On November 9, 2009, Berlin will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall with a "Festival of Freedom", during which over 1,000 foam domino tiles over 8 feet tall will be stacked along the former route of the wall in the city center and toppled.[60]
http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:K_xlX-SmuvsR_M:http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ae5OTiMYzGs/SskHQ6n3rGI/AAAAAAAAAG8/4G02MJYDvgA/s320/berlin_wall.jpg after topple down on the eve of 9th november http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:GjeyDrV0PrQi-M:http://www.germany.info/Vertretung/usa/en/__PR/GIC/2009/04/01__domino__B__1,property%3DGaleriebild__gross.jpg
In the United States, the German Embassy is coordinating a public diplomacy campaign with the motto "Freedom Without Walls" to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The campaign is focused on promoting awareness of the fall of the Berlin Wall among current college students, and students at over 20 universities will participate in "Freedom Without Walls" events in late 2009.[68]

An international project called "Mauerreise" – Journey of the Wall takes place in various countries. Twenty symbolic wall bricks are being sent from Berlin starting in May 2009. Their destination: Korea, Cyprus, Yemen and other places where everyday life is characterised by division and border experience. In these places the bricks will become a blank canvas for artists, intellectuals and young people to tackle the “wall” phenomenon.[69]

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