25 years ago, on November 9th, 1989, the wall came down. It seemed to be the end of a cold era and certainly for everyone livibg in Germany a dream come true. 25 years may have cooled down some expectation. And hard to believe even the cold war doesn’t seem like a forgotten past but an oppressive future, but the wall is past. Actually it’s so long ago that most people can’t even imagie where it used to seperate our city.

Today the inner city of Berlin will be temporarily divided from Bornholmer Strasse to Mauerpark and the Berlin Wall Memorial on Bernauer Strasse, past the Reichstag, the Brandenburg Gate and Checkpoint Charlie to the East Side Gallery: a light installation featuring 8,000 luminous white balloons commemorates the division of Berlin. Developed from an idea by Christopher and Marc Bauder, the installation’s emotional and visual power evokes the dimension and brutality of the Wall.