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.
Germany is marking 28 years since the night when the Berlin Wall fell and, looking for freedom, thousands headed west. The anniversary comes as Germany continues to confront the problems of reunification.
On November 7, 1957, the first "Trabi" rolled off the line. Thousands of them crossed from East to West Germany in 1989, two years before its production was halted. Explore the history of the car that's now cult.
East Germany made about 200,000 people into political prisoners. For the past 25 years, they have had the ability to sue for damages and have their criminal records expunged. Now an important deadline is approaching.
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