The Fall of the Iron Curtain began in Burgenland. On 19 August 1989 in the context of an event organized by the Paneuropa Movement on the Austrian border, 600 citizens of the German Democratic Republic did not return to Hungary. In the summer of 1989, Burgenland experienced an unprecedented migration of refugees. The Iron Curtain came to its definite end on 11 September 1989 following the announcement of the travel agreement between Hungary and the GDR.