Some East Berliners refused to wait for the Wall to fall – they risked their lives to get over, around and even under it. Some of those desperate to escape dug tunnels to get to the West. One of them, built in 1971, has been opened to the public.
A tunnel underneath the Berlin Wall has opened to the public for the first time amid celebrations to mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the wall. The tunnel was built to help East Germans escape to the West.
The Cold War, a global power struggle between dictatorship and democracy, ended in Berlin on November 9, 1989. The course of history, however, was set in motion by decisive events outside the country long before that.
Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the 10-time East German champions are languishing in the fourth division. BFC Dynamo are a unique club battling with the specters of past and present.
Celebrations are in full swing as Germany marks 30 years since the Berlin Wall fell. "We want to ensure that no wall will separate people ever again," Chancellor Angela Merkel said.
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