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  1. Discover the history of the Berlin Wall. The Berlin Wall, the former border fortification of the GDR, stood between 1961 and 1989 and separated the western part of the city from the eastern part. Many people lost their lives trying to cross the border. The East Side Gallery is the longest surviving section of the Berlin Wall.

  2. 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.

  3. Dec 15, 2009 · The Berlin Wall: The Fall of the Wall On November 9, 1989, as the Cold War began to thaw across Eastern Europe, an East German Communist Party spokesman announced a series of new policies ...

  4. Feb 15, 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.

  5. By far the most visible and most frequently visited piece of the wall in Berlin today is the East Side Gallery, a long strip of the wall covered in murals. Located at the end of the former East Berlin neighborhood of Friedrichshain, it stretches along the Spree River for over 1.3 km (0.8 miles).

  6. 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 stood ...

  7. Nov 7, 2019 · A crowd at the Berlin Wall on Nov. 12, 1989 Thierry Orban—Sygma via Getty Images The Fallout Though the “fall” of the Berlin Wall did not mean its complete physical destruction, the ...

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