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Festival of Lights, Brandenburger Tor, Pariser Platz, Berlin, Germany,

Fotoeins Friday: German Reunification, Landmark & Symbol

Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor) is an important landmark to both Berlin and Germany. The gate symbolizes yesterday’s divisions and present-day reunification. On 9 November 1989, the Berlin Wall fell, and a year later on 3 October 1990, West and East Germany reunited to become a single Germany. The Day of German Unity is celebrated every year in Germany on 3 October.

2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Wall, and 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the reunification of Germany.

More, in English and German

•   Brandenburg Gate | Brandenburger Tor
•   Day of German Unity | Tag der deutschen Einheit

I made the image above during the annual Festival of Lights on 20 October 2012. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at as

4 Responses to “Fotoeins Friday: German Reunification, Landmark & Symbol”

  1. malaysianmeanders

    I like how festive it looks lit up. It’s very different from the daytime photo my father-in-law took during a visit in the late 1970s.

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    • fotoeins

      Hi! A photo from the 70s: I can imagine how different the area must have looked. We’ve seen photos of the monument “walled off,” and I can’t imagine a visit to some of these places before and after the fall of the Wall. Every year the illumination on the Gate is different. 🙂 Thanks for your comment!


    • fotoeins

      Hi, Maria. The monument is lit every year for the city’s Festival of Lights. I chose this picture with the illumination of “open and closed windows” for a good reason. 🙂 Thanks for reading and for your comment!


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