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Potsdamer Platz© Marine Leduc

Auf den Spuren der Grenzen

Im Jahr 1989 fiel die Mauer, die Deutschland und Berlin teilte. Wie haben sich das Land und die Stadt seitdem verändert? Und wo finden sich noch Spuren der ehemaligen Grenzen? Spaziergänge und Reisen entlang der Orte, an denen früher die Mauer stand.

Geschichten der Mauer weltweit

In front of the Tacheles in Berlin, in the 90s Courtesy Martin Reiter, Kunsthaus Tacheles Archive

The Big Pond #48
Legacies of the Berlin Wall

“It was chaos, it was total chaos.” When the Berlin Wall unexpectedly fell in 1989, it triggered a time of massive flux for the newly reunited capital of Germany. Subcultures and international trends combined with other creative forces to establish Berlin as a mecca for artists. For The Big Pond, KCRW Berlin speaks to Berliners who helped build the city’s lasting legacy.

Born after ’89 | fltr: Hannah Stegmeier, Bonn; Riccardo Pilat, Triest; Agata Otranto, Bari; Philipp Werner, Dresden. © Goethe-Institut Italy / Collage / Photos: Ignacio María Coccia

Portrait of a generation from Italy
Born after ’89

Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, Europe has fundamentally changed: the EU has grown, there is freedom of movement and a common currency. But how do people born after 1989 experience it? Journalist Matteo Tacconi and photographer Ignacio María Coccia explored this question in Dresden, Bonn, Trieste and Bari.