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.
Germany has been reunited since October 3, 1990. The peaceful revolution of the people in the GDR had brought down the Wall that had divided Germany into east and west.
Almost 30 years ago the #BerlinWall fell. Today, a week-long celebration of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall began. Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Federal President are expected on 9 November.
Manfred Gille has been patrolling the inner-German border for years. Today, he volunteers his time to guide mainly young visitors across the former death strip in the Oberharz.
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?