Wiping the Wall Away Before and After Photos of Germany's East-West Border

Soldiers once patrolled the border between East and West Germany, sealed 50 years ago. The inner border was more than 1,400 kilometers long, and many people lived within sight of the wall. Our interactive feature enables a comparative view of the border areas -- before and after German reunification.
Under the constant glare of armed guards, construction workers erect the Berlin Wall on May 26, 1962.

Under the constant glare of armed guards, construction workers erect the Berlin Wall on May 26, 1962.

Foto: DPA
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