The Berlin Wall trail is around 160 kilometers long. It marks the site of the wall that once enclosed West Berlin and passes by memorials, museums - as well as remnants of the wall. Writer Axel von Blomberg gives us a guided tour.
Politicians gathered in Germany's capital, Berlin, to remember the initial laying of the foundations of the Berlin Wall. On this day 56 years ago, East Germany's communist regime started dividing Berlin in two.
Looking over the Berlin Wall into East Germany must have been ominous. Artist Stefan Roloff is giving visitors a chance to experience it. He's installed original images from the 1980s where the Berlin Wall once stood.
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.
With its deserted bunkers, abandoned barracks and ghostly hospital ruins, Berlin is a magnet for urban explorers who seek out abandoned places and time-travel through the German capital's Cold War past.
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