7 May - 9 Nov 2009. The 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the defining events of 1989/1990 are celebrated with a daily, open air exhibition in the Alexanderplatz square. The exhibition relives the way in which East Germans revolted against the shackles of a stifling communist regime. They began to demand freedom of travel, human rights and civil liberties. The exposure of an electoral fraud in May 1989 was the last straw and citizens took to the streets in their hundreds of thousands, defeating the ruling party SED. The victory of the people was achieved in a peaceful manner.
As well as examining how Berlin's tourist landmarks have since changed, visitors are invited to remember and discuss the events which had serious political repercussions across Europe.