To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, an extraordinary light installation – The LICHTGRENZE (The Border of Lights) – was created, following the former route of the so-called Berliner Mauer. From 7th–9th of November the 15.3 km frontier that once divided the city center will be re-imagined in light by thousands of illuminated balloons.
Running through the center of Berlin, from Bornholmer Straße to the Oberbaumbrücke, the installation was stretched past the Mauerpark, along the Berlin Wall memorial on Bernauer Straße through to the Brandenburg Gate, over Potsdamer Platz to Checkpoint Charlie and on to the East Side Gallery. On the last night of the temporary installation, 8,000 volunteers jointly released the balloons with their own personal message attached into the Berlin night sky. The wall of light, just like its 1989 counterpart, with the help of the citizens literally vanished into thin air.
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