The demolition of the Berlin Wall began on the evening of 9 November 1989 and continued in the following weeks, with people demolishing long sections by various means and creating numerous unofficial border crossings.
Fall of the Berlin Wall
A chain reaction in Eastern Europe ultimately resulted in the demise of the Berlin Wall. After several weeks of civil unrest, the East German government announced on 9 November 1989 that all GDR citizens could visit West Germany and West Berlin. Crowds of East Germans crossed and climbed onto the Wall. Berlin, 10 November 1989