Day of German Unity

Am 3. Oktober feier Deutschland den Tag der Deutschen Einheit
On 3 October Germany celebrates the Day of German Unity. Read how it came about and how the country has since grown together
Topic of the week: Day of German Unity

Overcoming the division

The new order in Europe was sealed when Germany reunified. Discover the most important background facts here.


Blossoming friendships

A personal look back at 30 years of neighbourly relations between Poland and the reunified Germany by foreign correspondent Ulrich Krökel.

Growing together

Stefan was born two years before the fall of the Berlin Wall. Although he grew up in united Germany, he can still see traces of the old division today.

Today the Wall is a tourist attraction in Berlin.
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Germany without the Wall

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Feier anlässlich der Fall der Mauer am Brandenburger Tor

The fall of the Wall and German reunification

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Mauerfall: Wiedervereinigung Deutschlands 1989

The fall of the Wall

On the evening of November 9, 1989, the GDR opened its border crossings to the West for all citizens: The event went down in history as The Fall of the Wall.


Investing in minds

The economic catching-up process in the east of Germany is stagnating. What should be done? Economics researcher Oliver Holtemöller tells us where more adjustments can be made.

Achieving Unity

History professor Gregor Schöllgen on the Two Plus Four process and the path from the fall of the Wall in 1989 to German unification in 1990.


Two plus Four Treaty

The fall of the Berlin Wall marked the beginning of a new era, but it was the Two plus Four Treaty that actually paved the way to German reunification.



Topic of the week: Day of German Unity

The most important public holiday

German reunification is celebrated every year on 3 October. Discover five facts about the Federal Republic’s most important public holiday.

In the heart of Germany

Focus on a special city: this year’s central celebrations for the Day of German Unity are taking place in Halle in Saxony-Anhalt.