He was the man who inadvertently brought down the Berlin Wall. Twenty-six years ago, Günter Schabowski - an official in the former East German regime - addressed journalists with handwritten notes regarding new travel regulations for East Germans.
From the throne to jail: Erich Honecker was hunted, homeless, exiled and jailed in his last years of life. The former East German strongman fell with his state. He was arrested on July 29,1992.
The German chancellor's first stop as her re-election campaign resumes was a site from the country's Communist past - Berlin's Hohenschönhausen Prison. What message was she trying to send?
Berlin's latest attraction, "Little Big City," shows a tiny version of the capital. In real life, Berlin is a lot tougher than the model, says DW columnist Gero Schliess.
General Heinz Kessler was responsible for the former East German shoot-to-kill policy aimed at stopping people from escaping to the West. A GDR devotee until the end, he has died aged 97 in Berlin.
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