For all of you people planning trips to Germany, you might want to take a look at what is planned in Berlin for this year. Different events going on all year to commemorate the fall of the wall. The website is nice and easy to use to find events for different months.
This WAS a momentous occasion and it was so wonderful watching all these people up on the wall, coming through and going shopping, being excited about such simple things like being able to buy as many oranges as they wanted. When I first came over here in '86, our unit took a trip to the Fulda Gap. What a moving experience, to see this no mans land of barbed wire, land mines and guard towers. It was surreal.
So, if you have some interest in modern history, make sure you go to Berlin and help them celebrate!