Berlin Wall is a barrier that divided Berlin from the years 1961 to 1989. The Berlin Wall was constructed by the German Democratic Republic (GDR). The wall was built to separate West Berlin and the surrounding East Berlin from each other but was then decided to be demolished in the year 1989. Its demolition officially began on 13 June 1990 and was completed in 1992.
The overall purpose of the wall was to protect and establish barriers between the fascist elements that were being conspired to prevent the “will of the people” in building a social state in East Germany. In addition, it helped to prevent others from coming in after the post-World War II period with emigration and defection.
Getting the chance to get an up close and personal look at the Berlin Wall not only allows you to see the incredible wall art and graffiti that is now there but also be so close to such an extensive history of Germany. As one of the most recognized landmarks not only in Germany but also Europe, the Berlin Wall is a must see whenever you are in the country.
Berlin Wall in brief
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Did you know that the demolition of the wall took about two years altogether?