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.
The actual Berlin Wall is gone - but does it still exist in people's heads? As Germany celebrates Unity Day on October 3, DW's Gero Schliess takes a close look at how divisions still shape the city's culture.
East Germany’s secret police, the Stasi, has become Roland Jahn’s lifework. As an activist the Stasi spied on him. Today he manages public access to the files they kept on millions of their own people.
Security is tight as demonstrators rally for Unity Day celebrations in Dresden marking 26 years since German reunification. German Chancellor Merkel was met with chants of "Merkel must go" and "Traitor to the people."
Once again, Germany's arms exports have increased - including to Saudi Arabia. The oil-rich kingdom is waging war in Yemen. By supplying it with weapons Germany, too, is a warring party, writes Matthias von Hein.
The German government has now published its own prosperity index. But what does it show and how can the 46 indicators be applied?
The German Interior Ministry wants to install facial recognition video surveillance in the country's airports and train stations, leaked documents have revealed. Opposition politicians say the plans are a "placebo."
Social media firms who purvey hate speech will be targeted in the EU's revised audio-visual directive, Germany's justice minister has warned. Heiko Maas said Facebook and Twitter post deletions are still too slow.
It is a gruesome case, even for long-serving criminologists and psychiatrists. The trial has begun for a couple who lured women into their house and humiliated and tortured them, killing at least two women.
When a Berlin hospital started a project to help pedophiles, people were skeptical. Now, the federal government is stepping in to secure its financing.
Berlin has increased its presence on the international stage, but it is still defining what kind of foreign policy actor it wants to be. How is Germany shaping its diplomatic future?
Several youths have been handed suspended sentences after raping a 14-year-old girl in the northern city of Hamburg. The case has revealed the murky nature of sentencing young people who commit crimes in Germany.
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