Germans Celebrate 25 Years Since The Fall Of The Berlin Wall
Artists in the German capital are marking the anniversary with 8,000 illuminated balloons along the former border.By Nathan Giannini | November 7, 2014
Nov. 9 marks 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Artists in the German capital are marking the anniversary with 8,000 illuminated balloons along the former border.
According to NBC, the "Lichtgrenze," or "Light Border," will run for 10 miles through the city, passing iconic landmarks such as Checkpoint Charlie and the Brandenburg Gate.
In the aftermath of World War II, the city was split into two parts — the capitalist West and communist East. In 1961, East German officials began construction on the wall that would completely close the border between the two.