Berlin Wall 30 - From the Divided to the City of Freedom

The 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Wall

Berlin; November 6th - 10th, 2019

1989: Key Events

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February 6th

Solidarity negotiates

Banned trade union wins round-table discussion with Polish Govt.

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May 2nd

Hungary removes border

Hungary opens its borders with Austria; Mass exodus begins

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June 4th

Crisis and Compromise in Poland

Solidarity wins historic elections; Creates political crisis

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August 23rd

Baltic Unity

The chorus of "The Singing Revolution" heard throughtout the Baltic.

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September 10th

East Germans Free to Leave

Hungary officially lifts travel restrictions abroad

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October 7th

Gorbachev visits East Germany

Soviet Leader's visit coincides with protests

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October 28th

Czech Protests Erupt

Political protest becomes a social movement

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November 9th

The Berlin Wall is No More

Fall of the Wall reunites East and West Berliners

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November 10th

Bulgaria's hard liner relents

Zhivkov resigns, change sweeps through the country

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November 24th

The Velvet Revolution succeeds

"Socialism With a Human Face" returns

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December 17th

Chaos Reins in Romania

Revolution sweeps across the nation

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December 25th

The Last Days of Ceausescu

President's execution brings revolution to an end