13th August 1961: the construction of the Berlin Wall definitively sealed the division of Germany. A 160-km-long border, controlled by the military, isolated West Berlin and split the city in two. The inhumanity of the Wall, division of families and neighbourhoods, the fates and hope of people on both sides: these form the focus of a series of events marking the 50th anniversary of the building of the Wall. Together with the Berlin Wall Foundation, Kulturprojekte Berlin organised and networked the various activities, which included the installation of 23 large-format images with striking snapshots of the Berlin Wall at eleven locations along the former path of the border. Another exhibition conceived and implemented by Kulturprojekte Berlin was the "Divided Train Station" at Friedrichstraße station, which received more than 8,000 visitors in eleven days. The highlight was the main commemoration ceremony on 13 August with over 20,000 guests.


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