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Opening of the Berlin Wall
Opening of the Berlin Wall
Opening of the Berlin Wall
Berlin, evening of 9 November 1989:
the GDR opens borders to the West.

“Opening of the Berlin Wall” (central panel).

Painting, 1998, by Matthias Koeppel
(born...
The Opening of the Berlin Wall
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The Demolition of the Berlin Wall
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The Laying a Wreath at the Berlin Wall Memorial on Bernauer Strasse
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The story of the Berlin Wall through akg-images' collections
We invite you to explore the story of the Berlin Wall through this interactive presentation. Here imagery illustrates the political and cultural context of post-war Germany, the construction of, and the eventual fall of the Berlin Wall.

For more than 70 years, akg-images have been illustrating world's history and culture through art and photography. Today, our online collections of more than 4.5 million images provide a unique opportunity to put historical events and works of art into context by exploring the web of circumstances in which events took place and artwork was created.