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Wish You Were Here: Berlin Celebrates 25 Years Since the Fall of the Wall

Where: Berlin, Germany
May 9, 2014 at 9:19 AM | by | ()

In November of 1989, residents of East and West Germany celebrated as the government announced the "fall" of the Berlin Wall, a breaking of the barrier between the two sides and a signal that the country was ready to reconcile.

A massive celebration ensued, and this year, as the country recognizes the 25 year anniversary of its reunion, we've come to Germany's capital to get a fresh perspective on not only the commemorative events to come, but the state of Berlin as one of Europe's top cities to visit.

The photo above is from the Asisi Panometer adjacent to Checkpoint Charlie, which simulates the view from West Germany over the wall into the East. If you're not familiar with Asisi's work, he creates some of the most unique museums we've ever visited, and you can read up on our experience at one of his other exhibits in Dresden that explains his incredible recreations.

Until next week, wish you were here!

[Photo: Will McGough]

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