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Berlin Wall legacy lives on

Berlin Wall legacy lives onThe Berlin Wall may have fallen in 1989, after dividing the city for over 25 years, but 20 years on it is still casting its shadow over the German capital.

Travelers continue to flock to the site of what has proved to be one of the most momentous events in late 20th century history.

Now they can re-live the event by climbing to the top of the bright red viewing platform at the Infobox in Potsdamer Platz through the middle of which the wall was built, reports AFP.

Interactive exhibits such as a map of the city and images from before and after the fall of the wall provide a lasting impression that backpackers can contemplate upon returning to their hostels.

Richard Meng, a Berlin government spokesman, told the news provider: "The most important change is that Berlin has become a diverse city that is open to the world, with 180 nationalities living here, and that the city is still unifying."

He added that the city embraced creativity and continues to invent itself according to the evolving influence of the many young people who reside there.

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