The fall of the Berlin Wall was announced by the East German government on November 9, 1989, in a statement that could be taken as "de facto travel liberalization" in a statement declaring a substantial deregulation of travel and immigration. After the Berlin citizens flooded the wall and the border checkpoint was opened in the turmoil, the wall removal work began on November 10, the next day, and the history of the east-west division was virtually ended.
The Communist Party governments were overthrown in Eastern European countries one after another, and the east-west Germany was virtually unified on October 3, 1990 the following year.
Five years later, our tour members set foot on the eastern side of Berlin, the capital of the Federal Republic of Germany, looking at the collapsed wall of Berlin and touching it with their hands.
There were many old and dark buildings in the eastern part of Berlin at that time, and it was not a glitz, and although it was supposed to be a tourist spot, I couldn't find a cafe nearby to interact with the locals.
As of 1995, when we set foot, I think that even if East-West Berlin unified into Berlin, the atmosphere of the city and the expression and appearance of people were still different between the west and east sides.
After all, for 28 years, it has been partitioned by walls, and people have lived under different political systems.
I think now, at that time, I would like to step into the west side of Berlin and see the difference between East and West Berlin with my own eyes.