Exhibition theme: The Border Opens: Mounted police [53/87]



December 1989
Berlin, Potsdamer Platz
Created By: Heinrich Litzke

License: Creative Commons License


Berlin Wall (West), chisel traces, group of people, horse, policeman (FRG), Wall graffiti


Potsdamer Platz

Other items in this set

Almost everyone knows to this day where he or she was on 9 November 1989. The joy at being suddenly granted the freedom to travel, also to West Germany, was immense. Each time a new border crossing was opened, people celebrated. In the same way, the removal of segments of the Wall and of border fence, as well as the reconstruction of roads between East and West became important events. Countless photographs and films taken in Berlin and at the inner-German border document these incidents as they occurred – thus preserving the good fortune of experiencing everything live for the family album.