Mauerfall * 25 Years * Lichtgrenze
View from the East Side Gallery
9th of November 2014
Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, 8,000 illuminated balloons trace the course of the former border that once separated East and West.
The light installation commemorating the fall of the Wall is intended as a “symbol of hope for a world without borders”. It is made of thousands of helium-filled and illuminated balloons forming a 12 kilometre long light border in the city centre that runs along the former course of the Wall.
Starting point of the light border is the former border crossing Bornholmer Straße. It runs through the Mauerpark along Bernauer Straße, past Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer (Berlin Wall Memorial), follows the banks of the river Spree near the Reichstag building right up to Brandenburg Gate, Potsdamer Platz and Checkpoint Charlie. It continues through Kreuzberg and along the Spree to Oberbaumbrücke. In the evening, the balloons are released into the air.