Agoda.com, one of Asia's leading hotel booking sites and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), has prepared a list of hotels offering special promotions in Berlin, Germany to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The event was one of the twentieth century's most defining moments, and one that Berliners will be commemorating in grand style.
In the aftermath of WWII, Germany was divided into zones that were controlled by the victors. The capital city Berlin was further divided, with the Soviet Union controlling East Berlin and the US, UK, and France controlling West Berlin. By the early 1960s, with a fragile political situation and more and more people moving from socialist east to capitalist west, East German leaders took drastic measures. On the morning of 13 August, 1961, Berliners awoke to find a barbed wire fence down the middle of the city – soon upgraded to a cement wall – with travel between the two halves forbidden.