Germany celebrates the 25th anniversary of its reunification of East and West Germany on 3 October 1990 at an Ecumenical church service at Frankfurt Cathedral in the centre of Frankfurt am Main.
The Day of German Unity takes place as Germany struggles with internal problems in the wake of parliamentary elections. What's more, the country must also position itself internationally, writes DW's Ines Pohl.
President Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned on the Day of German Unity that despite 27 years as a reunified nation, "other walls" have arisen to divide Germany. The public holiday follows on the heels of a testy election.
They only know the Cold War from their parents' stories. They live between nostalgia and the search for their own identity. How does the generation born after Germany's reunification in 1990 view the Day of German Unity?
Dresden police say they are prepared for troublemakers as the city hosts three days of events to remember German reunification in 1990. Veteran civil rights advocates say far-right extremism should not be underestimated.
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