The fall of the Wall

Mauerfall: Wiedervereinigung Deutschlands 1989
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.

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.
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Reunification

Bundeskanzler Helmut Kohl winkt am 20.2.1990 in Erfurt der fahnenschwenkenden Menge
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    Ausgelassen feiert eine riesige Menschenmenge in der Nacht vom 2. auf den 3. Oktober 1990 vor dem Brandenburger Tor
    On which date did Germany celebrate its reunification?
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      Eine Auto-Kolonne schiebt sich am 10. November 1989 in Richtung West-Berlin vorbei am Checkpoint Charlie.
      How many roads were divided by the Wall?
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        Ein nachdenkliches, sorgenvolles Gesicht macht Günter Schabowski
        Who accidentally opened the Wall during a press conference?
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          US-Präsident Ronald Reagan (l) und der sowjetische Ministerpräsident Michail Gorbatschow
          Which US President said the famous words: “Mister Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”
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            Mauerfall: Wiedervereinigung Deutschlands 1989
            When did the construction of the Wall begin?
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              Mauerfall: Wiedervereinigung Deutschlands 1989
              For how many years was Germany divided?
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                Mauerfall: Wiedervereinigung Deutschlands 1989
                Which fruit became a symbol for the fall of the Wall?
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                Stayed here

                The writer María Cecilia Barbetta has found her second home in Germany. Here she tells how it happened.
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                What do you know about Germany in the year 1989?

                Mauerfall
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                  1989: Ein Star sing sich in die Herzen
                  Which was the best-selling single of the year in Germany?
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                    1989: Eine Parade für Musikbegeisterte
                    Which parade took place for the first time in Berlin in 1989?
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                      1989: Erfinder des neuartigen Christbaumständers
                      Which revolutionary invention did the farmer Klaus Krinner introduce to the market?
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                        1989: Tom Cruise und Dustin Hoffman begeisterten Filmfans am meisten
                        Which cinema film was the box-office winner of the year in Germany?
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                          1989: Tennislegenden
                          Who won the singles titles in the Wimbledon Championships?
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                            1989: Ein Duo läuft zum ersten Mal ohne Hilfe zu Fuß zum Südpol
                            Which two-man team was the first ever to reach the South Pole on foot in 1989?
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                              1989: Technische Innovationen
                              Which digital sensation entered the market in 1989?
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                              Remembrance of the Wall in times of Instagram

                              Smartphones, selfisticks, cameras: the #EastSideGallery on the #Spree is a tourist magnet. Almost 30 years ago, artists painted the east side of the wall and transformed it into a gallery. What do the visitors who only take selfies know about its history?

                              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.