Platz des 9. November 1989
Platz des 9. November 1989
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Der Platz befindet sich auf dem Gelände des ehemaligen Grenzübergangs in der Bornholmer Staße. Hier fiel 1989 die Berliner Mauer, wodurch sich über Nacht die ganze Welt verändert hat.
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Neighbourhood: Prenzlauer Berg
No Berlin neighbourhood has undergone a greater change than Prenzlauer Berg. The artists and non-conformists that defined the district’s intriguing subculture in the 1980s and 90s have been replaced by a young, hip crowd that frequents the many cafes. Where there were once run-down houses in the shadow of the Berlin Wall, there are now designer shops. Beautiful old homes have been modernized and renovated, and on Sundays, thousands turn the park next to remnants of the wall into a playground for street artists, musicians, and flea market shoppers. This attracts young urban families who enjoy the balance of big city life and small-town comfort. Meanwhile, trendy, young, upper-class visitors from all over the world are attracted to the local high-end shops, cafés, and sophisticated bars and restaurants. The merits of this transformation are a favorite topic of debate around the city, but it makes for some of the best people-watching Berlin has to offer.
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  • Bornholmer Straße • 5 min walk

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RAK_42
Berlin, Germany8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Solo
A few signs tell the story, but it's best visited on a cold war tour. A bit too far off to be really worth your while.
Written 8 October 2018
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Menetou
Paris, France290 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Solo
It is on the outskirts of the city, so not worth a long trip, but if you are in the area, then go.
You see part of the Wall, and a nice series of panels with emotional pictures and text explaining German history and how the Wall came down first in this place.
You see the Bridge where the people first crossed.
Written 28 July 2018
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PlanetByTrain
London, UK174 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Solo
I visited here as I have some interest in history and also because it gets referenced in 'Where are we now?' by David Bowie. I was really glad I did. It's worth the trek out of town. There are some very simple memorial information plaques by the chunk of the wall that remains which give a sense of the importance of the place. I also recommend walking below the bridge where the memorials are to see the cherry blossom trees donated by the Japanese following reunification. A slightly bizarre tribute but likeable.
Written 22 July 2018
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Bo K
Slangerup, Denmark71 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016
Named after the day when it became free for the East-germans to travel. There are a small exhibition here that tells the story about the day. Bösebrücke was the first border to be opened for the East-germans. Under the bridge there are a small park with a lot of japanisches kirschbäume, that are in blossom in the early spring.
Written 18 October 2016
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justinehresman
Eichwalde, Germany375 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Friends
Unexpected for this neighborhood. Great pub atmosphere without all the noise. They also have food. Great outside seating.
Written 29 September 2016
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lonewolf44
Kingston upon Thames, UK1,321 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016
Get off the S-bahn at Bonholmer Strasse and take the exit on your left. A very short walk brings you to the place where border guards first allowed East Berliners to cross freely to the West on 9 November 1989. A section of the wall remains in place and there are a number of information panels explaining the background and showing the significance of the date 9 November through 20th century German history. Worth a look if you're passing through.
Written 4 June 2016
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InfinityZero
Bedford, Canada51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Solo
Having just read "The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall" by Elise Sarotte, I wanted to see the old Berlin Wall crossing point at Bornholmer Strasse, which is described at length in various points of the book. There were interviews with some of the first people who gathered there, feverishly demanding to be let through, which made me really want to be able to see the place and understand better. With huge images near the bridge, it was no stretch of the imagination to imagine the area tightly packed with thousands clamoring to be let out. For anyone without prior knowledge of this history, there are plenty of German/English language information boards (as well as an installation art piece that speaks to the ongoing division of North/South Korea) to help fill you in on the significance of the German division being lifted after 28 long years.

Only a brief pass-by is required, but anyone interested in the historical locales of the Berlin division should check it out. Unlike Checkpoint Charlie, there are no tourists or souvenir shops to kitsch-ify the place.
Written 20 February 2016
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Katrin S
Newark, NJ766 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is another living memorial to a divided Berlin. Thankfully Berlin kept so much of life before the wall came down intact. It makes it easier for people to understand the enormity of living in a city divided by a wall where life changes dramatically within a few feet.
Written 1 September 2014
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