“For the first time in German history, an uprising of the oppressed really was successful. The Peaceful Revolution shows that we Germans can indeed choose freedom,” says German president Gauck in Frankfurt.
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?
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.
A man from a village just outside Nuremberg promised his grandson that he'd pick him up from school on his horse one day — and has now honored that pledge. His four-week, 550-kilometer trek is now complete.
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