Thousands were detained, interrogated and sometimes tortured in Hohenschönhausen prison, which was first run by the Soviets and then by East Germany's secret police. A former inmate gives visitors a personal tour of the prison.
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?
Police have shot a man after he appeared to be holding a gun outside a hospital in the Kreuzberg district of Berlin.
The idea of merging the Olympic and Paralympic Games has been discussed from time to time. However but there is little support for the idea among the associations that govern the various sports represented.
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