Fall of the Berlin Wall

Today, marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The Berlin Wall was a guarded concrete barrier that physically and ideologically divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989. Construction of the Wall was commenced by the German Democratic Republic on 13 August 1961. The Wall cut off West Berlin from surrounding East Germany, including East Berlin.

Demolished‎: ‎9 November 1989

Size‎: ‎155 km (96.3 mi)

Construction started‎: ‎13 August 1961