On 9 November 1989, a pivotal event in world history was marked — the fall of the Iron Curtain.
The Berlin Wall was erected on 13 August 1961. Made of barbed wire and concrete, the wall divided East and West Berlin for 28 years. The fall of the wall also triggered a series of events that led to the reunion of the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic.
The Fall of the Berlin Wall was a peaceful revolution that signaled the simultaneous end of the Cold War and the beginning of German reunification.