Artists look back at the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Video installations across the city use historical footage projected onto significant buildings to bring the past back to life. Other artworks also evoke the years when Germany was divided.
Three months after the Berlin Wall came down, Nelson Mandela walked out of prison. On the weekend, guests at Germany's embassy in South Africa looked back on those seismic events of 30 years ago.
Germany has commemorated 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989. Born into a Europe without the Iron Curtain, DW's Kate Brady assesses the "new walls" in a Germany divided over identity.
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.
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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