The Berlin Wall

The Berlin Wall - part of the East Side Gallery
One of the remaining sections of Wall
First constructed in 1961, the Berlin Wall became an iconic symbol of the Cold War and is still the first thing most non-Berliners associate with the city.

The Berlin Wall under construction in 1961
The Wall in 1961
The Brandenburg Gate in December 1989
The Wall at the Brandenburg Gate, 1989
Woman waving over the Berlin Wall in 1961
The Wall was torn down with great vigour in 1989 and 1990, and now there is very little of it remaining. And during the intervening years parts of the path of the wall - which ran through what is now very hot property in Berlin's city centre - have been built on. Nevertheless there are lots of traces still visible, especially if you know what you're looking for.