This wall separated Germany for 30 years. Because of the strict rules, nobody could pass from East to West Germany.

However, 5000 managed to escape and overcome the wall.

There were known cases when people in stolen vehicles tried crashing into and breaking part of the concrete. Some tried leaping and jumping from buildings along the wall. There were cases when groups tunneled underneath it and some even managed to create a hot-air balloon and travel from one side to another.

The Berlin Wall separated thousands of families in just a matter of days. Some even lost their jobs, so when the order was out to tear down the wall, the East and West Germany united to bring down the wall and use the concrete to raise Germany from its knees.