46 - Berlin Wall Special

As the fall of the Berlin Wall was and is still a tremendous part of German history, and this week marks the 25 anniversary of the event, THIS WEEK IN GERMANY is bringing you a special podcast that focuses on the history, the present, and the celebrations around the Berlin Wall.  


If you enjoyed the episode and want to learn more. Check out The History of the Berlin Wall in Seven Questions & Answers as well as Gallery: The Berlin Wall in Eleven Powerful Images.

This week Berlin Wall special: 

  • The history behind the building and the tearing down of the Berlin Wall.
  • A comparison of how the East and West of Germany compare today.
  • Special commentary from Frederick who attended the the anniversary celebrations in Berlin. 

If you have an opinion on anything you heard in this edition of the podcast, or you have a suggestion for a story or feature you'd like to hear, feel free to contact us.

Photo by SSGT F. Lee Corkran

Brandenburg Gate on December 1, 1989