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.
Berlin is many things: the German capital, seat of government and cultural metropolis. But above all Berlin is fascinating, a city that is constantly changing. Maybe that's why it's such a tourist hotspot.
On November 4, 1989, a cabal of East German creatives and intellectuals demanded democratic reform. The result was an enormous demonstration that catalyzed the fall of the Berlin Wall.
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.
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