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A Berlin Bus Tour and 25 Years since the Fall of the Berlin Wall

On November 9th 1989 the most oppressive and tangible symbol of the European Iron Curtain began to crumble under the hammers and chisels of the once divided Berlin citizenry. 25 years later the German capital is remembering this momentous occasion and marking it with an extensive series of special events and exhibitions throughout the city.

A number of historically significant locations due to play a key role in the 25th anniversary include: the Berlin Wall Memorial, the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, Potsdamer Platz and Checkpoint Charlie. These five locations will form part of a special twelve kilometre light installation, comprised of thousands of incandescent, helium-filled balloons. The feature will stand for the entire weekend of November 9th, and it's sure to be an incredible spectacle. You can either take a stroll and explore the former wall on foot, or you can hop-off at key sections by taking the Berlin open-top city bus tour.

If you choose to take the Berlin City Bus Tour then know that you'll also get quick and easy transport to other parts of the city that feature prominently in the history of the wall's collapse. See the murals of the East Side Gallery and stop off at Alexanderplatz (site of the initial demonstrations that reached their height on November 4th in East Berlin).

For more information on things to do in Berlin during the 25th Anniversary celebrations then follow this link to the highlights of the November 7-9th program.