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Encyclopedia > Straße des 17. Juni

The Straße des 17. Juni or in English "Street of June 17th" is a major boulevard in central Berlin, Germany. It is the western continuation of "Unter den Linden", which stops at the Brandenburg Gate. Halfway through the street is the Berlin victory column. On the eastern half of the street the border to East Berlin was the Berlin Wall. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Berlin (pronounced: , German ) is the capital of Germany and its largest city, with 3,426,000 inhabitants (as of January 2005); down from 4. ... View through the Brandenburg Gate towards Unter den Linden Unter den Linden (Under the Limes – named for its linden trees which line the grassed pedestrian mall between the two carriageways) is one of Berlins splendid boulevards. ... The Brandenburg Gate The Brandenburg Gate The Brandenburg Gate (German: Brandenburger Tor) is a triumphal arch, the symbol of Berlin, Germany. ... German: Siegessäule) is one of the more famous sights of Berlin. ... East Berlin consisted of the Soviet Sector of Berlin and was the capital of East Germany from 1949 to 1990. ... Berlin Wall on November 16, 1989 The Berlin Wall (German: Berliner Mauer) was a long barrier separating West Berlin from East Berlin and the surrounding territory of East Germany. ...


In West Berlin the street was re-named "Straße des 17. Juni" to commemorate the uprising of the East Berliners on June 17, 1953. The revolt had been mainly targeted against raises in work quotas, with some political demands thrown in, but was (re)interpreted by western media as a direct uprising against the Soviet Union and the government of the German Democratic Republic. Boroughs of West Berlin West Berlin was the name given to the western part of Berlin between 1949 and 1990. ... Protestors marching through the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin The Uprising of 1953 in East Germany took place in June and July 1953. ... June 17 is the 168th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (169th in leap years), with 197 days remaining. ... 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... East Germany, officially the German Democratic Republic (GDR), German Deutsche Demokratische Republik (DDR), was a socialist country that existed from 1949 to 1990. ...


Until some time after reunification, June 17 was, as German Unity Day, a national holiday in West Germany. June 17 is the 168th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (169th in leap years), with 197 days remaining. ... The German Day of Unity (Tag der Deutschen Einheit, literally The Day of German Unity), October 3, is a national holiday in Germany, to celebrate the countrys reunification in 1990. ...


 
 

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