A leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party said the opposition Social Democrats, who are slumping in the polls, may break their word and team up with the former East German communists in a bid to regain power.
Living Bauhaus, a German real estate investor, halted a residential project involving the removal of parts of the Berlin Wall after a public outcry over the impact of gentrification on the German capital’s Cold War legacy.
Checkpoint Charlie is once again home to the Berlin Wall and the Cold War. Two new attractions aim to cater for tourists hungry for information about the historic site at the heart of the German capital.
Chancellor Angela Merkel and other German leaders gathered in the capital today to mark the 50th anniversary of the Berlin Wall’s construction as a debate over its place in history laid bare a legacy of political division.
More than a third of Berliners say the construction of the Berlin Wall 50 years ago was at least partly justified to stem the flow of refugees from East Germany and stabilize Cold War tensions, a poll showed.