Over 100,000 Celebrate 30 Years Since Fall of Berlin Wall

November 10, 2019 Updated: November 10, 2019

BERLIN—Police and organizers say more than 100,000 people took part in an open-air party celebrating the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Despite the cold and damp, crowds flocked to Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate late Saturday for music and fireworks.

The boulevard leading up to the Brandenburg Gate was covered with a giant rainbow-colored net made of 100,000 streamers, many with messages of love and peace, created by American artist Patrick Shearn.

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Visitors stay underneath the skynet artwork ‘Visions In Motion’ in front of the Brandenburg Gate as they attend stage presentations to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in Berlin, Germany, on Nov. 9, 2019. (Michael Sohn/AP Photo)
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Visitors stay in front of the Brandenburg Gate as they attend stage presentations to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in Berlin, Germany, on Nov. 9, 2019. (Michael Sohn/AP Photo)
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German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier is seen on giant video screens as he delivers a speech in front of the Brandenburg Gate as part of stage presentations to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in Berlin, Germany, on Nov. 9, 2019. (Michael Sohn/AP Photo)

Elsewhere in the city, images and video of the events around the Nov. 9, 1989 fall of the wall were projected onto buildings.

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People welcome the legendary GDR cars Trabant (Trabi) and celebrate during a symbolic wall opening at the 30th anniversary of falling wall in the outdoor area of the German-German museum in Moedlareuth, Germany, on Nov. 9, 2019. (Jens Meyer/AP Photo)

In the once-divided town of Moedlareuth, auto enthusiasts re-enacted the moment when East Germans first cross the border in their modest ‘Trabi’ cars to the cheers of welcoming West Germans.

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