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
The Cold War ended 25 years ago with the fall of the Berlin Wall. In the years since, there have been many changes across eastern Europe.
June 26, 1963: U.S. President John F. Kennedy gives his famous “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech, underlining American support for democratic West