Discovering the Berlin Wall

Published Date Author: , August 21st, 2014

Berlin Wall - Adam GroffmanWith this year marking 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, there’s been a lot of buzz in the city. Germany is pulling out all they’ve got and, as most things in this country, the focus is (perhaps, not surprisingly) on Berlin.

Berlin’s unique history in the world has led to its unique culture (and “vibe”) today. But what makes it special today, made it a slightly surreal and strange place during the Cold War. The Berlin wall famously rose in a single night though it actually took much longer to build completely and also saw several updates and revisions over the years. Stretching for over 140 kilometers, the wall was for a long time a symbol of the city. These days, Berlin has arisen out of a rocky past and is working hard to recreate itself — never forgetting its history, but also simultaneously looking forward.

It’s all part of what makes Berlin special. And with the historical anniversary coming up (this November will see several large-scale commemoration events), I spent a weekend with Visit Berlin exploring the history of the Berlin Wall. Part of the weekend included a photo challenge where we were each given an historical photo of the Berlin Wall and then had to find its present day location.

Authored by Adam Groffman. See the Full Story at Travels of Adam here.

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