Germany marked the 20th anniversary of reunification on Oct. 3, 2010. The official festivities this year were celebrated in Bremen, where beside of many official acts, a huge crowd were gathering at the recently created new areas in the former ports of Bremen.
The panorama was taken during a concert of the popular violinist David Garrett
The 1,200 year old “Free Hanseatic City of Bremen” and its North Sea port sister of Bremerhaven make up a two-city state, which is the smallest of Germany’s sixteen states. The cities are separated by a mere 60 kilometers along the river Weser. Bremen is a center of technology, renowned for its leadership in aircraft construction and space station assembly as well as space propulsion systems. The city-state earned the distinction of being named the “City of Science” in 2005 as demonstrated by the science center “Universum Bremen” and the “EADS Astrium”.