25 exciting perspectives

on Destination Germany

Germany Reunified. Filled with discoveries for an unforgettable trip

Germany ’s status as a travel destination has gone from strength to strength since reunification. Popular sites of cultural or natural interest have been revived or reconstructed. This brochure takes a fresh look at Germany through 25 perspectives that have taken shape in the 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. But what exactly happened all those years ago, and how did the Wall come to fall?

Milestones leading to the fall of the Berlin Wall

1961 Germany has been divided for twelve years already when border police begin building the Berlin Wall on the morning of 13 August.

1989 A citizen-led movement emerges in East Germany. At the Monday demonstrations that began in Leipzig, East Germans demand they be given more rights.

1989 Hungarian border troops pull down the barbed wire fence to Austria. The cries within East Germany for freedom of travel become increasingly vociferous.

1989 In the summer, events begin to escalate – East German citizens take refuge in West German embassies in Warsaw, Prague and Budapest. On 9 October, 70,000 people take part in a peaceful demonstration in Leipzig, calling for freedom of travel for East German citizens. On the evening of 9 November, the Berlin Wall fell.

1990 Germany is reunified; 3 October becomes a national holiday in Germany – Tag der Deutschen Einheit, the Day of German National Unity.

25 perspectives: mesmerising, surprising, awe-inspiring – and always worth exploring 25 years on, this dissolution of former borders has completely transformed the way Germany is seen as a travel destination. Each of the 25 perspectives in this brochure presents an exciting travel experience and will whet your appetite for newly discovered attractions.

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