Though hard to believe, November 9, 2009 marks the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The tearing down of the wall is a well remembered event in history for most.
The city of Berlin is celebrating this remarkable anniversary with many events. If you’re more mature in age, you can recall hearing the words President Ronald Regan spoke on June 12, 1987, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall”. The wall was torn down a little over two years later. For those on the younger side, you most likely learned about the Berlin Wall in history class. Regardless of age though, there is no better time than today to visit the amazing city of Berlin.
Now through November 20th, 2009, Rail Europe is giving travelers 20% off the German Rail Pass to celebrate 20 years of freedom and the spirit of traveling freely. Not only will you get 20% off your German Rail Pass, you’ll also receive a Berlin city sightseeing tour, absolutely FREE!
There is much to see and do in Berlin. And the city is easily accessible by train. Get a German Rail Pass and plan day trips to various parts of Germany from Berlin, using high-speed ICE trains, or visit other European cities, some reachable by City Night Line overnight train service. You may also decide to simply stay in Berlin to gain a true appreciation for all this German treasure has to offer.
Embrace Berlin, rich in history, culture and life. Stroll the area where the Berlin Wall once stood, seeing traces of it still today. And witness, in person, how a once-divided city, has emerged into a thriving metropolis, a welcoming destination for travelers from all around the globe.