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25 Years Fall of the Wall

Looking Back at the Fall of the Berlin Wall

The Brandenburg Gate at the heart of the city behind the Berlin Wall. © picture-alliance/dpa

On November 9, 1989, jubilant crowds gathered on both sides of the Berlin Wall to celebrate the opening of border crossings between eastern and western parts of the city. Germany's postwar division was over and national unity came less than a year later.