30 years since the fall of the Wall

The German Democratic Republic opened its borders to West Germany on 9 November 1989. Less than eleven months later, the peaceful revolution and the fall of the Berlin Wall brought about German reunification on 3 October 1990. These historic events not only allowed East Germans to travel the world, but millions of international tourists could now also experience and explore the natural beauty and the culture of the former GDR. Discover the diversity of tourism offerings in the reunified Germany, from captivating natural landscapes and buzzing cities to historical gems, from inspiring contemporary culture to thriving traditions.

Destination Germany – Simply Inspiring

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Exhibition: 'Form everyday life! Bauhaus Modernism in the GDR'

7 April 2019 – 5 January 2020

Documentation Centre of Everyday Life in East Germany, Eisenhüttenstadt

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Art project: "Handshape Berlin"

1 August 2019 – 30 November 2019

at Berlin Wall Memorial, Berlin

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TimeRide virtual reality tour

from 24 August 2019

next to Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin

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'Leipzig festival of lights 2019'

9 October 2019

entire length of Leipzig's inner-city ring road, Leipzig

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'Utopia and demise. Art in the GDR' exhibition

5 September 2019 – 26 January 2020

Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf

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'Alternative concepts' exhibition

6 September 2019 – 31 December 2019

Museum Pankow, Berlin

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GDR art exhibition

10 September 2019 – 31 December 2019

Albertinum museum, Dresden

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'Walking through walls' exhibition

12 September 2019 – 12 January 2020

Martin Gropius Building, Berlin

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'German Unification Day 2019' festivals, street party, markets

3 October 2019

in Berlin

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'Divide and rule – 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall' exhibition

27 October 2019 – 14 February 2020

Biesdorf Palace, Berlin

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'30th anniversary of the peaceful revolution and the fall of the Wall' week of festivities

4 November 2019 – 10 November 2019

Kurfürstendamm, Berlin

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Permanent exhibition

DDR Museum, Berlin

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Festival of Lights: Installation „Menschen Leipzig-Berlin“

11 - 20 October 2019

Marlene-Dietrich-Platz, Berlin

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30 years after the Peaceful Revolution and the opening of the border - Festive evening of the twin cities

9 November 2019

Vogtlandtheater, Plauen

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Vernissage "The Decision - The 7th, 8th and 9th October 1989 Berlin - Plauen - Dresden – Leipzig"

15 November – 19 November 2019

Quartier 30, Plauen

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