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Square of 9th Novembers 1989 (Berlin, former border crossing Bornholmer Straße)
On 09th of Nov.1989 Guenter Schabowski said in a live broadcast press conference that from now on the citizens of the GDR were free to travel. As a result, more and more people gathered here at the border crossing to visit the western part of Berlin. After Harald Jaeger, the head of the border crossing, had received no official instructions, he opened the border at around 11:30 pm and stopped all checks on persons. With this he initiated the opening of all GDR border crossings.
Today, there is a small memorial here with remains of the Berlin Wall, information panels and photos from that night.