Tunnels were just one of the creative ways East Germans tried to escape to freedom in the West.
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.
When the Berlin Wall came down, and the Soviet Union collapsed, a lot of us thought the war was over and the “good guys” had won. Capitalism was the dominant economic system and the free market was accepted almost everywhere as the path to prosperity and human happiness. Or so we thought.
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.