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Encyclopedia > East Berlin
Marx-Engels-Platz and the Palast der Republik in East Berlin in the summer of 1989. The Fernsehturm (TV Tower) is visible in the background
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Marx-Engels-Platz and the Palast der Republik in East Berlin in the summer of 1989. The Fernsehturm (TV Tower) is visible in the background
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Flag of East Berlin
Boroughs of East Berlin
Boroughs of East Berlin
Occupied Berlin
Occupied Berlin

East Berlin was the name given to the eastern part of Berlin between 1949 and 1990. It consisted of the Soviet sector of Berlin that was established in 1945. The American, British and French sectors became West Berlin, a de facto part of West Germany. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (447x674, 34 KB) photo taken by de:User:Arne List in summer 1989 Source: de. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (447x674, 34 KB) photo taken by de:User:Arne List in summer 1989 Source: de. ... The Palast der Republik in 2003 Inside the Palast der Republik in 2003, after asbestos and interior furnishings were removed Demolition work on the Palast der Republik, 2006 The Palast der Republik (Palace of the Republic) was a building in Berlin, on the bank of the River Spree between Schlossplatz... The Berliner Fernsehturm seen from a distance. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_East_Berlin_(1956-1990). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_East_Berlin_(1956-1990). ... Image File history File links map showing sectors of occupation of berlin File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links map showing sectors of occupation of berlin File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links map showing sectors of occupation of berlin File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links map showing sectors of occupation of berlin File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Berlin is the capital city and one of the sixteen states of the Federal Republic of Germany. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... Motto: Пролетарии всех стран, соединяйтесь! (Transliterated: Proletarii vsekh stran, soedinyaytes!) (Russian: Workers of the world, unite!) Anthem: The Internationale (1922-1944) Hymn of the Soviet Union (1944-1991) Capital (largest city) Moscow None; Russian de facto Government Federation of Soviet Republics  - Last President Mikhail Gorbachev  - Last Premier Ivan Silayev Establishment October Revolution   - Declared 30... Berlin is the capital city and one of the sixteen states of the Federal Republic of Germany. ... 1945 (MCMVL) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... Boroughs of West Berlin West Berlin was the name given to the western part of Berlin between 1949 and 1990. ...


Despite its status as part of an occupied city, East Berlin was claimed as the capital of East Germany. From August 13, 1961 until November 9, 1989 it was separated from West Berlin by the Berlin Wall. The official East German lexicon referred to East Berlin as just "Berlin" or often ""Berlin, Hauptstadt der DDR" (Berlin, capital of the GDR). The term "Democratic Sector" was also used until the early - mid 1960s. This article concerns places that serve as centers of government and politics. ... GDR redirects here. ... August 13 is the 225th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (226th in leap years), with 140 days remaining. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... November 9 is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 52 days remaining. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Boroughs of West Berlin West Berlin was the name given to the western part of Berlin between 1949 and 1990. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


The Western Allies (the USA, Great Britain and France) never formally acknowledged the authority of the East German government to govern East Berlin; the official Allied protocol recognized only the authority of the Soviet Union in East Berlin in accordance with the occupation status of Berlin as a whole. In fact, the three Western commandants regularly protested the presence of the East German National People's Army(NPA) in East Berlin, particularly on the occasion of military parades. Nevertheless, the three Western Allies eventually established embassies in East Berlin in the 1970s, although they never recognized it as East Germany's capital. Treaties instead used terms such as "seat of government." NVA troops on parade, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of East Germany in 1989 The National Peoples Army (German: Nationale Volksarmee, NVA) was the army of East Germany (German Democratic Republic). ...


At the time of German reunification, East Berlin comprised the boroughs of The Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) and the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) German reunification (Deutsche Wiedervereinigung) took place on October 3, 1990, when the areas of the former German Democratic Republic (GDR, in English commonly called East Germany) were incorporated into the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG, in... Berlin is subdivided into 12 boroughs (Bezirke in German), which are administrative units with political rights comparable to incorporated communities in the rest of Germany (although they are not separate legal entities from the city). ...

On October 3, 1990 West Germany and East Germany were united, thus formally ending the existence of East Berlin. Boulevard Karl-Marx-Allee Friedrichshain is a part of Berlins borough Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg. ... Berlin-Hellersdorf was a borough of East Berlin. ... Berlin-Hohenschönhausen was a borough of East Berlin, Germany. ... Köpenick is a former borough of Berlin; in 2001 it merged with Treptow to form the new borough Treptow-Köpenick. ... Lichtenberg is a borough of Berlin, Germany. ... Location of Marzahn in Berlin Marzahn is part of the borough Marzahn-Hellersdorf in Berlin. ... Berlin-Mitte or Mitte is the central-most borough of Berlin (Mitte is German for centre). ... Pankow is a borough of Berlin. ... Prenzlauer Berg is a former borough of Berlin situated in the eastern part of the city. ... Treptow is a former borough of Berlin; in 2001 it merged with Köpenick to form the new borough Treptow-Köpenick. ... Weißensee is a borough of Berlin, Germany. ... October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... GDR redirects here. ... The Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) and the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) German reunification (Deutsche Wiedervereinigung) took place on October 3, 1990, when the areas of the former German Democratic Republic (GDR, in English commonly called East Germany) were incorporated into the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG, in...

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East Berlin today

Since reunification, the German government has spent vast amounts of money on reintegrating the two halves of the city and bringing services and infrastructure in the former East Berlin up to the standard established in West Berlin. Despite this, there are still obvious differences between eastern and western Berlin. East Berlin has a distinctly different visual aspect, partly because of the greater survival of prewar facades and streetscapes, many still showing signs of wartime damage, and partly because of the distinctive style of urban architecture used in the GDR. As in other former East German cities, a small number of GDR-era names commemorating socialist heroes have been preserved, such as Karl-Marx-Allee, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz and Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse; this followed a long process of review in which many such street names were deemed inappropriate and were changed. GDR redirects here. ... Karl-Marx-Allee, towards Strausberger Platz. ... The corner of Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse and Torstrasse in Prenzlauer Berg, East Berlin Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse (usually written Karl-Liebknecht-Straße in Germany) is a street in Berlin, the capital of Germany. ...


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See also

Berlin is the capital city and one of the sixteen states of the Federal Republic of Germany. ... Bonn is the 19th largest city in Germany, located about 20 kilometres south of Cologne on the river Rhine in the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia. ... GDR redirects here. ... It has been suggested that West Germany be merged into this article or section. ... Boroughs of West Berlin West Berlin was the name given to the western part of Berlin between 1949 and 1990. ...

External links

  • Berlin Photos 1989-1999
  • East Berlin Past and Present
  • Old East Berlin Fades Away Amid Renovations

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