30 years of German reunification in 30 words

Between 3 October (Day of Unity) and 9 November (the day the Wall fell), we painted a patchy yet informative and fun portrait of the GDR and its aftermath.

GDR border troops on top of the Wall on 9 November 1989.
GDR border troops on top of the Wall on 9 November 1989.imago/photothek

Berlin-30 years reunited Germany in 30 words. Here's our hand-picked selection incorporating Ossi fast food, political terminology and street slang that looks back at East Germany, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Wendezeit.