Berlin Wall

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The 1960s marked the peak of the Cold War, and the Berlin Wall was the ultimate symbol of separate Germany. East Berliners could not travel to the West, or their punishment could be death. In 1989, the Wall finally came down, and Berliners celebrated throughout the city. Only a few parts of the Wall, like this one here, remain today.

"Walking along the remnants of the Berlin Wall was fascinating - I felt connected to the extraordinary history in this city." -Siri H., University of Wisconsin-Madison