• 21 stunning photos from the night the Berlin Wall came tumbling down 30 years ago

    4 days ago - By Business Insider

    The Berlin Wall came tumbling down on November 9, 1989, reuniting East and West Germany, and foreshadowing the fall of the Soviet Union.
    It stood for 28 years to separate the two sides of Berlin and the two sides of Germany.
    The night it fell - by accident - people stormed from East to West Berlin, and photos from that night show gleeful reunions and celebrations.
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    The Berlin Wall was built in 1961 to divide East and West Berlin. Constructed by the eastern, Soviet-ruled portion of the city, the wall was meant to keep Western "fascists" from...
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  • The Berlin Wall fell 30 years ago. Here's how people who were there in 1989 remember the historic 'Mauerfall' today

    The Berlin Wall fell 30 years ago. Here's how people who were there in 1989 remember the historic 'Mauerfall' today

    4 days ago - By Business Insider

    The Berlin Wall fell 30 years ago, on November 9, 1989.
    It was a moment that shocked the world and marked the beginning of the end of the Cold War - culminating in the toppling of the East German communist dictatorship, the reunification of Germany in 1990, and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.
    But the story of Mauerfall - which is how Germans refer to the fall of the Berlin Wall - is much more complicated and fascinating than many commonly recall today.
    For one thing, the wall was felled peacefully, as the direct result of an East German bureaucrat misreading a memo about loosened...
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  • How The Fall Of The Berlin Wall Sparked A Property Boom

    How The Fall Of The Berlin Wall Sparked A Property Boom

    4 days ago - By Forbes

    Housing prices in Central Berlin have skyrocketed by 400% since the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989.
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