8 Facts About Berlin Wall

1. On 9 November 2009, Berlin Wall celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall with a "Festival of Freedom" with dignitaries from around the world in attendance for an evening celebration around the Brandenburg Gate.

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2. On 19 July 1988, 16 months before the Berlin Wall came down, Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band, played Rocking the Wall, a live concert in East Berlin, which was attended by 300,000 in person and broadcast delayed on television.

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3. The Berlin Wall was built in 1961 and separated East and West Berlin.

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4. While the Berlin Wall officially remained guarded at a decreasing intensity, new border crossings continued for some time, including the Brandenburg Gate on 22 December 1989.

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5. When the Berlin Wall was erected, Berlin's complex public transit networks, the S-Bahn and U-Bahn, were divided with it.

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6. Through the years, the Berlin Wall evolved through four versions:.

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7. But, the Berlin Wall proved a public relations disaster for the communist bloc as a whole.

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8. Creation of the Berlin Wall had important implications for both German states.

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