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  1. Apr 11, 2024 · Berlin Wall, barrier that surrounded West Berlin and prevented access to it from East Berlin and adjacent areas of East Germany during the period from 1961 to 1989. The system of walls, electrified fences, and fortifications extended 28 miles through Berlin and extended a further 75 miles around West Berlin.

  2. The Berlin Wall at the East Side Gallery in Friedrichshain. © dpa. For more than 28 years, the Wall divided East and West Berlin. Today, almost nothing is left of it. © dpa. In many places, metal plates in the ground remind us where the Wall once stood. Most visitors to Berlin want to see the Wall.

  3. Nov 4, 2019 · It was on 9 November 1989, five days after half a million people gathered in East Berlin in a mass protest, that the Berlin Wall dividing communist East Germany from West Germany crumbled....

  4. Nov 6, 2019 · BERLIN (AP) — The Berlin Wall divided the city for 28 years, but most of it was torn down quickly after East Germany opened its border in 1989 . Today, only a few stretches of the 156.4-kilometer (97.2-mile) cordon around the capitalist exclave of West Berlin remain.

  5. Nov 8, 2019 · The Soviet Union followed suit, and today the fall of the Berlin Wall is seen as a symbol of the end of the Cold War. Today, a double row of cobblestones marks the place where the wall once...

  6. The 155-kilometer-long Berlin Wall, which cut through the middle of the city center, surrounded West Berlin from August 13, 1961 to November 9, 1989. The Wall was designed to prevent people from escaping to the West from East Berlin.

  7. Along a total of around 160 kilometers, the Berlin Wall Trail traces the course of the former GDR border fortifications encircling West Berlin. Sections of historic interest, with traces of the old Wall, alternate with stretches of natural Beauty. More information.

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