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Berlin Gets Set to Party a Quarter Century After Wall’s Fall

Huge street parties are planned in the German capital this weekend to mark 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. In contrast to previous anniversaries, authorities say the emphasis this year will be on celebrating a unified Germany.  For older generations, memories of the wall – and its destruction – are still seared in the mind.  Burkhart Veigel walked down the steps into the basement at 36 Heidelberg St.  It hides a secret of the Cold War. Between gas and...

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