At least 75 tunnels were dug beneath the wall in Berlin. The entrance of a secret tunnel has recently been unearthed in the German capital.
Germany is a country known for having thoroughly come to terms with its history. As the foundation dedicated to studying East Germany's communist past turns 20, however, it's clear that task remains vital to this day.
The true story of two families' spectacular escape from East Germany during the Cold War, "Balloon" is a big screen adventure set on the border of a divided nation. DW looks at other acrobatic attempts to flee the GDR.
Was the GDR really the better Germany? Does standing up for your own political ideals pay off? Christa Wolf has her qualms — and yet she defends the moral advantages of socialist daily life.
The German drama series Deutschland 83, which gained a global cult following, returns for a new season set three years later. Undercover spy Martin Rauch, who's been banished to Africa, is called back to the field.
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