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5 things to know about the Berlin Wall

India TV News Desk 02 Jan 2015, 10:55:08 AM IST
India TV News Desk

Berlin: The Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago on Sunday, a key event in the collapse of communism and the preface to Germany's reunification in 1990.

The anniversary is being celebrated in Berlin with concerts, speeches and the release in the evening of thousands of balloons illuminating a 15-kilometer (nine-mile) stretch of the former Cold War barrier.

Here are five things to know about the Berlin Wall: