Germans Hail 30th Anniversary of The Fall of The Berlin Wall

Published November 7th, 2019 - 11:33 GMT

People in Germany have gathered to remember the Berlin Wall fall on November 9, 1989, when communist authorities opened all of its checkpoints.


The Berlin Wall cleaved the German capital in two, becoming the physical manifestation of the postwar European divide between Soviet and Western ideologies in one vast concrete structure.

Moreover, after 30 years, the anniversary of the seismic political event has been marked by a series of photographs which shows how life has changed in the now cosmopolitan city.

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Visitors walk under installation "Visions in Motion" by artist Patrick Shearn and his studio Poetic Kinetics in front of Berlin's landmark the Brandenburg Gate on November 4, 2019 in Berlin. As Germany and it's capital Berlin will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Fall of the Wall, the skynet made of 30,000 ribbons that bear aloft the wishes, hopes, and memories of 30,000 people today will be on display from November 4 to 10, 2019. Tobias SCHWARZ / AFP

Visitors walk under installation "Visions in Motion" by artist Patrick Shearn and his studio Poetic Kinetics in front of Berlin's landmark the Brandenburg Gate on November 4, 2019 in Berlin. As Germany and it's capital Berlin will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Fall of the Wall, the skynet made of 30,000 ribbons that bear aloft the wishes, hopes, and memories of 30,000 people today will be on display from November 4 to 10, 2019. Tobias SCHWARZ / AFP

A giant banner reading: "He who does not move can not feel his restraints" is projected on the walls of the former Stasi (Former east German secret police) headquarters during the city-wide kick-off of the festival week to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the November 9,1989 fall of the Berlin Wall, in Berlin on November 4, 2019. Germany marks three decades since the fall of the Berlin Wall this week with main celebrations on November 9, 2019. John MACDOUGALL / AFP

A giant banner reading: "He who does not move can not feel his restraints" is projected on the walls of the former Stasi (Former east German secret police) headquarters during the city-wide kick-off of the festival week to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the November 9,1989 fall of the Berlin Wall, in Berlin on November 4, 2019. Germany marks three decades since the fall of the Berlin Wall this week with main celebrations on November 9, 2019. John MACDOUGALL / AFP

A spectators stands in front of a 3D video installation projected on the so-called East Side Gallery, a 1,3 km-long portion of the Berlin wall, during a rehearsal on November 3, 2019 in Berlin.  Tobias SCHWARZ / AFP

A spectators stands in front of a 3D video installation projected on the so-called East Side Gallery, a 1,3 km-long portion of the Berlin wall, during a rehearsal on November 3, 2019 in Berlin. Tobias SCHWARZ / AFP

Photos showing mass demonstrations in the former East Germany in 1989 are projected on to the Gethsemane Church as part of the festival week to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the November 9,1989 fall of the Berlin Wall, in Berlin on November 5, 2019. John MACDOUGALL / AFP

Photos showing mass demonstrations in the former East Germany in 1989 are projected on to the Gethsemane Church as part of the festival week to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the November 9,1989 fall of the Berlin Wall, in Berlin on November 5, 2019. John MACDOUGALL / AFP

A photo showing east German leader Erich Honecker is projected on the Humboldt Forum building as part of of the festival week to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the November 9,1989 fall of the Berlin Wall, in Berlin on November 5, 2019. Germany marks three decades since the fall of the Berlin Wall this week with main celebrations on November 9, 2019. John MACDOUGALL / AFP

A photo showing east German leader Erich Honecker is projected on the Humboldt Forum building as part of of the festival week to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the November 9,1989 fall of the Berlin Wall, in Berlin on November 5, 2019. Germany marks three decades since the fall of the Berlin Wall this week with main celebrations on November 9, 2019. John MACDOUGALL / AFP

The mural painting "My God, Help Me to Survive This Deadly Love" by Russian painter Dmitri Vrubel, depicting the kiss between then Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev (L) and East German leader Erich Honecker is projected on a stretch of the Berlin wall at the so-called East-side Gallery during the city-wide kick-off of the festival week to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the November 9,1989 fall of the Berlin Wall, in Berlin on November 4, 2019. Germany marks three decades since the fall of the Berlin Wall thi

The mural painting "My God, Help Me to Survive This Deadly Love" by Russian painter Dmitri Vrubel, depicting the kiss between then Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev (L) and East German leader Erich Honecker is projected on a stretch of the Berlin wall at the so-called East-side Gallery during the city-wide kick-off of the festival week to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the November 9,1989 fall of the Berlin Wall, in Berlin on November 4, 2019. Germany marks three decades since the fall of the Berlin Wall this week with main celebrations on November 9, 2019. John MACDOUGALL / AFP

People look at a light show projected onto the Humboldt Forum building as part of the festival week to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the November 9,1989 fall of the Berlin Wall, in Berlin on November 5, 2019. Germany marks three decades since the fall of the Berlin Wall this week with main celebrations on November 9, 2019. John MACDOUGALL / AFP

People look at a light show projected onto the Humboldt Forum building as part of the festival week to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the November 9,1989 fall of the Berlin Wall, in Berlin on November 5, 2019. Germany marks three decades since the fall of the Berlin Wall this week with main celebrations on November 9, 2019. John MACDOUGALL / AFP

Visitors walk under installation "Visions in Motion" by artist Patrick Shearn and his studio Poetic Kinetics in front of Berlin's landmark the Brandenburg Gate on November 4, 2019 in Berlin. As Germany and it's capital Berlin will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Fall of the Wall, the skynet made of 30,000 ribbons that bear aloft the wishes, hopes, and memories of 30,000 people today will be on display from November 4 to 10, 2019. Tobias SCHWARZ / AFP
A giant banner reading: "He who does not move can not feel his restraints" is projected on the walls of the former Stasi (Former east German secret police) headquarters during the city-wide kick-off of the festival week to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the November 9,1989 fall of the Berlin Wall, in Berlin on November 4, 2019. Germany marks three decades since the fall of the Berlin Wall this week with main celebrations on November 9, 2019. John MACDOUGALL / AFP
A spectators stands in front of a 3D video installation projected on the so-called East Side Gallery, a 1,3 km-long portion of the Berlin wall, during a rehearsal on November 3, 2019 in Berlin.  Tobias SCHWARZ / AFP
Photos showing mass demonstrations in the former East Germany in 1989 are projected on to the Gethsemane Church as part of the festival week to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the November 9,1989 fall of the Berlin Wall, in Berlin on November 5, 2019. John MACDOUGALL / AFP
A photo showing east German leader Erich Honecker is projected on the Humboldt Forum building as part of of the festival week to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the November 9,1989 fall of the Berlin Wall, in Berlin on November 5, 2019. Germany marks three decades since the fall of the Berlin Wall this week with main celebrations on November 9, 2019. John MACDOUGALL / AFP
The mural painting "My God, Help Me to Survive This Deadly Love" by Russian painter Dmitri Vrubel, depicting the kiss between then Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev (L) and East German leader Erich Honecker is projected on a stretch of the Berlin wall at the so-called East-side Gallery during the city-wide kick-off of the festival week to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the November 9,1989 fall of the Berlin Wall, in Berlin on November 4, 2019. Germany marks three decades since the fall of the Berlin Wall thi
People look at a light show projected onto the Humboldt Forum building as part of the festival week to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the November 9,1989 fall of the Berlin Wall, in Berlin on November 5, 2019. Germany marks three decades since the fall of the Berlin Wall this week with main celebrations on November 9, 2019. John MACDOUGALL / AFP
Visitors walk under installation "Visions in Motion" by artist Patrick Shearn and his studio Poetic Kinetics in front of Berlin's landmark the Brandenburg Gate on November 4, 2019 in Berlin. As Germany and it's capital Berlin will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Fall of the Wall, the skynet made of 30,000 ribbons that bear aloft the wishes, hopes, and memories of 30,000 people today will be on display from November 4 to 10, 2019. Tobias SCHWARZ / AFP
Visitors walk under installation "Visions in Motion" by artist Patrick Shearn and his studio Poetic Kinetics in front of Berlin's landmark the Brandenburg Gate on November 4, 2019 in Berlin. As Germany and it's capital Berlin will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Fall of the Wall, the skynet made of 30,000 ribbons that bear aloft the wishes, hopes, and memories of 30,000 people today will be on display from November 4 to 10, 2019. Tobias SCHWARZ / AFP
A giant banner reading: "He who does not move can not feel his restraints" is projected on the walls of the former Stasi (Former east German secret police) headquarters during the city-wide kick-off of the festival week to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the November 9,1989 fall of the Berlin Wall, in Berlin on November 4, 2019. Germany marks three decades since the fall of the Berlin Wall this week with main celebrations on November 9, 2019. John MACDOUGALL / AFP
A giant banner reading: "He who does not move can not feel his restraints" is projected on the walls of the former Stasi (Former east German secret police) headquarters during the city-wide kick-off of the festival week to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the November 9,1989 fall of the Berlin Wall, in Berlin on November 4, 2019. Germany marks three decades since the fall of the Berlin Wall this week with main celebrations on November 9, 2019. John MACDOUGALL / AFP
A spectators stands in front of a 3D video installation projected on the so-called East Side Gallery, a 1,3 km-long portion of the Berlin wall, during a rehearsal on November 3, 2019 in Berlin.  Tobias SCHWARZ / AFP
A spectators stands in front of a 3D video installation projected on the so-called East Side Gallery, a 1,3 km-long portion of the Berlin wall, during a rehearsal on November 3, 2019 in Berlin. Tobias SCHWARZ / AFP
Photos showing mass demonstrations in the former East Germany in 1989 are projected on to the Gethsemane Church as part of the festival week to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the November 9,1989 fall of the Berlin Wall, in Berlin on November 5, 2019. John MACDOUGALL / AFP
Photos showing mass demonstrations in the former East Germany in 1989 are projected on to the Gethsemane Church as part of the festival week to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the November 9,1989 fall of the Berlin Wall, in Berlin on November 5, 2019. John MACDOUGALL / AFP
A photo showing east German leader Erich Honecker is projected on the Humboldt Forum building as part of of the festival week to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the November 9,1989 fall of the Berlin Wall, in Berlin on November 5, 2019. Germany marks three decades since the fall of the Berlin Wall this week with main celebrations on November 9, 2019. John MACDOUGALL / AFP
A photo showing east German leader Erich Honecker is projected on the Humboldt Forum building as part of of the festival week to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the November 9,1989 fall of the Berlin Wall, in Berlin on November 5, 2019. Germany marks three decades since the fall of the Berlin Wall this week with main celebrations on November 9, 2019. John MACDOUGALL / AFP
The mural painting "My God, Help Me to Survive This Deadly Love" by Russian painter Dmitri Vrubel, depicting the kiss between then Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev (L) and East German leader Erich Honecker is projected on a stretch of the Berlin wall at the so-called East-side Gallery during the city-wide kick-off of the festival week to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the November 9,1989 fall of the Berlin Wall, in Berlin on November 4, 2019. Germany marks three decades since the fall of the Berlin Wall thi
The mural painting "My God, Help Me to Survive This Deadly Love" by Russian painter Dmitri Vrubel, depicting the kiss between then Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev (L) and East German leader Erich Honecker is projected on a stretch of the Berlin wall at the so-called East-side Gallery during the city-wide kick-off of the festival week to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the November 9,1989 fall of the Berlin Wall, in Berlin on November 4, 2019. Germany marks three decades since the fall of the Berlin Wall this week with main celebrations on November 9, 2019. John MACDOUGALL / AFP
People look at a light show projected onto the Humboldt Forum building as part of the festival week to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the November 9,1989 fall of the Berlin Wall, in Berlin on November 5, 2019. Germany marks three decades since the fall of the Berlin Wall this week with main celebrations on November 9, 2019. John MACDOUGALL / AFP
People look at a light show projected onto the Humboldt Forum building as part of the festival week to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the November 9,1989 fall of the Berlin Wall, in Berlin on November 5, 2019. Germany marks three decades since the fall of the Berlin Wall this week with main celebrations on November 9, 2019. John MACDOUGALL / AFP