'Chisels were sold out across Berlin': Euronews journalists remember the fall of the wall
In this special edition of State of the Union, we took out the red sofa to ask people about their thoughts on the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, we speak to an MEP who lived through it as a young girl and look at the business of new walls in Europe.
Hardly any other European city has undergone such rapid change in the past 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall
Tunnels were just one of the creative ways East Germans tried to escape to freedom in the West.
Winfried decided to risk everything to escape East Germany to West Berlin just months before the fall of the Berlin Wall. This is his tragic story
Winfried Freudenberg died after falling from the hot air balloon he used to fly over the Berlin wall
Hans Schulze was imprisoned by the East German secret police in 1986, accused of spying. He never imagined he would voluntarily return to the Stasi prison, where he now gives guided tours.
The MauAr app shows how the Wall changed and grew over the years and what life was like beside it.
School pupils from western Germany have been discovering the Berlin Wall on a cycling tour. Their route took them through areas where prior to 1989 they would have been shot on sight.
"It appears that some of the freedoms won in the 1989 revolutions are now under pressure," the report from the Open Society Foundation found.
An idiot's guide to exactly what went down 30 years ago - and why it matters.
A special art project is trying to get thousands of Berliners to shake hands to symbolise German reunification.
This virtual reality tour begins near the infamous Checkpoint Charlie border station between East and West Berlin.
Around 500 runners from 32 countries will run along the 160-kilometre path where the Berlin Wall once stood.
Two women have been reunited 58 years since they appeared in a now-famous photo shaking hands over the Berlin Wall.
Today, 30 years after the fall of the Berlin wall there remain powerful barriers dividing people. The exhibition 'Walls of Power' explores man-made barriers throughout Europe today through the eyes of 44 artists.
Today many Easterners can't help but feel they were merely absorbed by their more wealthy, Western neighbors, rather than joining as equal partners.
It was 60 years ago that the first Trabant rolled off the production line. A symbol of mobility in Communist East Germany, 'Trabis', nicknamed 'plastic bombers', have achieved cult status and are now a collector's item.
Voices of Dissent: Art in the German Democratic Republic 1976-1989
David Bowie took up many striking and unique personas during his five-decade long career. Ever the chamaleon, he changed his look and music style
Gunter Schabowski the East German spokesperson whose error led to the demise of the Berlin Wall has died aged 86. Guenter Schabowski, official whose
Showing you the Berlin Wall like you’ve never seen it before.
The brainchild of German film-maker Robin von Hardenberg, Timetraveler is an app
To mark the 25th anniversary of the tumbling of the Berlin Wall, we have brought together eight key videos, to help you relive this era-defining
A part of the Berlin wall can still be seen in Bernauer Strasse. It was here that some of the early escapes from West to East took place.
At 21h20 the barrier rose at the frontier post on Bornholmer strasse. The Berlin Wall was open.
The decision to throw open the border was announced
On Sunday August 13 1961, the inhabitants of Berlin woke up to find the city alive with construction workers. Some 40,000 soldiers and East German