Every year on 3 October, festivities are held throughout Germany to celebrate the Day of German Unity. For this year's 25th anniversary of German reunification the main event will be taking place in Hannover under the banner 'united in diversity'. It will showcase the great diversity of Lower Saxony's state capital with several festivals around the New Town Hall and Lake Maschsee.
In Thüringen too, the Day of German Unity is being celebrated with various small festivals. A number of hiking clubs are offering walks to memorial sites in the Harz mountains and Thuringia, which are a wonderful way to combine history with nature.
Berlin is of course a key location for German reunification and will be hosting a festival over several days featuring many well-known musicians and lots of fantastic parties. Coinciding with this event is the 'Berlin leuchtet' festival of lights, which will see impressive buildings and train stations in the German capital illuminated in spectacular style until 19 October 2014.