Tourists from all over the world come to Berlin looking for traces of the Wall, but 30 years after its fall they're hard to come by. Now guided tours help to fill in the blanks.
I first met my "East German" in 1989. As an East-West couple, we got to know our newly united country during reunification from its good sides, and its less attractive sides, too. Sometimes in the most embarrassing way.
Thirty years ago, Wolfgang Schäuble helped negotiate German reunification. In a DW interview, the president of the Bundestag looks back— and calls for a new cooperation with Russia, based on fairness.
Teekanne, Kathi and Blüthner are family businesses with a long tradition in the former East Germany. Under communist rule, their owners were ousted and expropriated. But thirty years after reunification, many are back.
For more than four decades, divided Germany was the epicenter of the Cold War. The border severing East and West embodied the animosity between the US and USSR. The smoldering conflict threatened to escalate.
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