On Aug. 13, 1961, East German workers began erecting the infamous Berlin Wall, which would separate the city in two halves for more than 28 years. Take a look at what's left of the wall nearly two decades after its fall.
For 28 years, Berliners dreamed of tearing down the Wall. Now, the largest remaining stretch of it is to be touched up to preserve art works against weather damage and vandalism. But how long can it stay spic and span? (06.08.2008)
Take a look at Berlin's official Web site, which has an extensive section in English on the Berlin Wall.
More information on Berlin's new GPS-based, interactive guide that let's visitors explore the remains of the wall.
A vast gulf lies between the perks of living in Germany and the sometimes horrifying bureaucratic experience of getting there. DW's Elizabeth Schumacher looks at some immigrants' stories - and recalls her own.
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.
Many tourists in Berlin want to learn about the city’s history and its division. The Checkpoint Charlie Museum gives some idea of the profound consequences the Berlin Wall had on human destinies.
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