Exhibition theme: The Border Opens: Opening of the border crossing on Potsdamer Platz [85/87]



November 12 1989
Berlin, Potsdamer Platz
Duration: 01:03 min.
Created By: Malte Ludin

License: Creative Commons License

Short excerpt from a video depicting the opening of the new border crossing on Potsdamer Platz on November 12, 1989


barrier grid, Berlin Wall (East), border guard, camera crew, crowd, identity document, mural crown, opening of the border, police cordon, speaking choir


Postdamer Platz border crossing, Potsdamer Platz

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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.