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.
Germany was divided between 1945 and 1990. Exactly 70 years after the foundation of East Germany, and 30 years after the peaceful revolution that spelled its demise, that division remains palpable.
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.
Today, the Berlin Wall appears as a photo stop at Checkpoint Charlie or as graffiti artwork at the East Side Gallery. DW’s Hallie Rawlinson retraces the history of the Wall to learn more.
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