“Festival of Freedom” – 20 Jahre Berliner Mauerfall – “Fest der Freiheit”

It’s been 20 years that the Berlin Wall came down and the city of Berlin has planned great festivities to commemorate this historical event.

On November 9, 2009, Berlin will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall with a spectacular “Festival of Freedom”.  One thousand foam domino tiles over 8 feet tall, that Foam Dominos symbolizing Fall of Berlin Wall have been placed along the former route of the wall in the city  center, will fall at the Brandenburger Tor as a symbol for the falling of the wall.

The Festival of Freedom will begin with an open-air concert at Pariser Platz by the Staatskapelle Berlin conducted by Daniel Barenboim. After the concert, the fall of the Berlin Wall will be symbolised by knocking over the dominos, that have been designed by the Berlin youths. This event will be broadcast live in ZDF from 19.25 until 20.15. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to attend this extraordinary event.

Many other events are planned through the end of the year. Check the calendar at the website dedicated to the Mauerfall 09 

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