LateRooms.com - Celebrate German Unity Day in Berlin

August 26, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
LateRooms.com reports people looking for a good party while staying in Berlin hotels might like to visit the city for German Unity Day.

Celebrating the moment in 1990 when the reunification process of West Germany and East Germany officially ended, this public holiday takes place on October 3rd each year and is celebrated throughout the country.

Although the city of Bremen is due to host the official Unity Day festival for 2010, Berlin has a reputation for throwing a memorable party to mark the occasion.

As this year represents the 20th anniversary of Germany's formal reunification, the event promises to be particularly memorable.

The German capital's celebrations are traditionally based around the Brandenburg Gate and the central Strasse des 17 Juni boulevard.

Here visitors will find music and other live entertainment, food, drink and plenty of dancing.

Despite the nature of the festivities, foreign visitors should not feel excluded from the celebration of reunification.

The organisers of Berlin's Unity Day party are always keen to promote the event in a pan-European context, as the events in Germany occurred amid the breaking down of other boundaries between east and west.

A separate event commemorating the day the Berlin Wall came down takes place in the German capital each November.

This celebration tends to be more of a raucous affair, while German Unity Day is characterised by structured civic events.

Last year, the city marked the 20th anniversary of the wall's crumbling with a special Festival of Freedom at the Brandenburg Gate.

An information tour organised by the German government to commemorate the 20th anniversary of reunification was launched in Berlin this summer. It is set to visit 50 cities around the country before arriving in Bremen for October 3rd.

LateRooms.com offers a variety of accommodation in Berlin, including the Maritim Hotel Berlin.

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