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30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Posted by Stephanie Kelly, High School Teacher and Instructional Coach on Nov 5, 2019, 10:24:41 AM

Image result for newseum berlin wall"This week marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.  Can you guess which Washington, D.C. museum has the largest display of unaltered portions of the original wall outside of Germany?  Find out in our latest blog post.

 

Visitors heading to Washington, D.C. this fall can learn more and actually see parts of the original wall at the Newseum's Berlin Wall Gallery. 

 

The Berlin Wall Gallery at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. tells the gripping story of how news and information helped topple a closed and oppressive society. The gallery features  eight 12-foot-high concrete sections of the original wall, the largest display of unaltered portions of the wall outside of Germany. A three-story East German guard tower that loomed near "Checkpoint Charlie", Berlin’s best-known East-West crossing, stands nearby.

 

The Berlin Wall was a guarded concrete barrier that physically and ideologically divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989. The demolition of the Wall officially began on 13 June 1990 and was completed in November 1991. 

 

The Berlin Wall Gallery is open through December 31, 2019.

 

If your student group is considering a trip to Washington, D.C., be sure to check out our licensed tour guide's review of the Newseum in our series SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: The Newseum.  

 


Browse our sample Washington, D.C. trip itineraries and begin planning your school trip today.

 

Topics: Newseum, School Trip to D.C.

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