The 368 meter high TV tower in Berlin has become a symbol of the reunification of the city. Berlin's most noted construction and Germany's tallest structure is celebrating its 50th birthday.
It served as a symbol of communist power and remains a remarkable landmark of the now reunited city: the Fernsehturm on Alexanderplatz was inaugurated on October 3, 1969.
The Cold War, a global power struggle between dictatorship and democracy, ended in Berlin on November 9, 1989. The course of history, however, was set in motion by decisive events outside the country long before that.
The division of Berlin until the fall of the Wall in 1989 meant that many things in the city were doubled: two zoos, two television towers, two main avenues. To the delight of tourists, they are still there today!
2019 Berlin celebrates itself — as a city of modernity, of women, of freedom. With 100 years of Bauhaus, 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall and a public holiday dedicated to women.
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