A boulevard of dreams
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A festive atmosphere prevailed on Kurfürstendamm in the early hours of the morning of 10 November 1989. For many people in the GDR, this famous boulevard in West Berlin was a place of longing and their first destination on this night and in the following days. They were welcomed joyfully by West Berliners. Huge crowds gathered amid moving scenes of euphoria. The consumer world of West Berlin was just as enticing as the city’s diverse cultural scene. East Germans were welcomed to West Berlin with open arms. The city’s citizens and political and administrative institutions quickly adjusted to cope with the stream of visitors and new arrivals to the West over the coming weeks and months.
In addition to the numerous events that took place on Breitscheidplatz, large-format 3D video projections were also be displayed here throughout the festival week. An open-air exhibition could be accessed at this site on all seven days of the festival week.
A programme of events will take place on Breitscheidplatz.
Breitscheidplatz, 10789 Berlin
Bus: 100, 200, M19, M29, M46
S-Bahn: S3, S5, S7, S9
U-Bahn: U2, U3, U9
This venue is barrier-free throughout and equipped with a barrier-free bathroom.