East Germans worked, cooked dinner and spent time with family and friends just like West Germans did. But they were also spied on by the Stasi and kept from leaving by the inner-German border. Click on the links below to find out more about what life was like for those living in the German Democratic Republic (GDR).
Wolfsburg has won Germany's premier knockout title, defeating Borussia Dortmund in front of a huge crowd in Berlin on Saturday. Despite the pre-game hype, BVB were not able to give their departing coach a final victory.
Hundreds of Czechs have taken part in a march to remember the deaths of 1,700 ethnic Germans 70 years ago. Some 20,000 Germans were expelled from the city of Brno at the end of World War II.
The soccer world remained deeply divided a day after FIFA President Sepp Blatter was re-elected for a fifth term. A defiant Blatter raged against the European delegations that voted for his defeated challenger.