A special art project is trying to get thousands of Berliners to shake hands to symbolise German reunification.
In the eastern states of Saxony and Brandenburg, three decades after the country's reunification, many voters still feel left behind – and the far-right Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) is invoking the spirit of the 1989 revolution to try to win them over.
Germany is divided by new, less visible "walls", President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said.
“Mr Gorbachev, open this gate…”
This famous invitation from US President Ronald Reagan was extended beside the Berlin Wall in June 1987, appealing
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