25th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall

This Sunday, the 9th of November 2014, marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Four years ago we covered the 21st anniversary, and in 2011 we covered the 50th anniversary of the building of the wall. In 2013 we showed you an image taken from the International Space Station of Berlin at night, which demonstrates the economic and cultural differences between the sides that persist to this day.

To see where the wall used to be, there are a number of maps on Google’s Maps Gallery, including this one. As with many of the maps on the Maps Gallery, it does not say who created it, nor does it have any descriptive information, so we cannot vouch for its accuracy. To view it in Google Earth grab this KML file.

Back in 2005, on the 16th anniversary of the fall of the wall, Google Sightseeing did a post about the largest remaining section of the wall. They included a KML to help you find the location, which you can download here. Back then, there was only low resolution satellite imagery available. Now you can see the location in the new automatically generated 3D, which Berlin recently received, and it is also visible in Street View.

Part of the Berlin Wall in Google Earth
Part of the Berlin Wall in Google Earth.

Part of the Berlin Wall in Street View
Part of the Berlin Wall in Street View.

About Timothy Whitehead

Timothy has been using Google Earth since 2004 when it was still called Keyhole before it was renamed Google Earth in 2005 and has been a huge fan ever since. He is a programmer working for Red Wing Aerobatx and lives in Cape Town, South Africa.






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Comments

  1. “This Sunday, the 9th of December 2014, marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.”

    The 9th of November is correct.



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