The 368 meter high TV tower in Berlin has become a symbol of the reunification of the city. Berlin's most noted construction and Germany's tallest structure is celebrating its 50th birthday.
It served as a symbol of communist power and remains a remarkable landmark of the now reunited city: the Fernsehturm on Alexanderplatz was inaugurated on October 3, 1969.
On October 9, 1989, over 70,000 people gathered in Leipzig calling for freedom and democracy — and security forces did not intervene. DW spoke to participants in the demonstration that led to the fall of the Berlin Wall.
A call from two rival Berlin YouTubers saw 400 of their fans meet at the notorious Alexanderplatz square on Thursday. As the situation escalated a mass brawl broke out.
A World War II bomb has been found and defused near the German capital's famous Alexanderplatz. Authorities say they were able to safely destroy the 100-kilogram behemoth's detonator.
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