- The Berlin Wall was more than 140 kilometres (87 mi) long.
- In 1963, an East German soldier stole a tank drove it through the Berlin Wall to escape.
- David Bowie performed at the Berlin Wall in 1987 while East Germans gathered to listen behind. You could hear them cheering and singing along from the other side.
- In 1989, Margaret Thatcher pleaded with Mikhail Gorbachev to keep the Berlin Wall up.
- The Berlin Wall's actual demolition did not happen in 1989. It began in the summer of 1990 and was not completed until 1992.
- On 15 August 1961, Conrad Schumann was the first East German border guard to escape by jumping the barbed wire to West Berlin.
- The East German government claimed that the Berlin Wall was an "anti-fascist protective rampart" intended to dissuade aggression from the West, but it was mostly to prevent their citizens from fleeing to West Berlin.
- Inside the Berlin Wall ended up the ironically-named the Church of Reconciliation. GDR authorities ordered the church to be dynamited in 1985.
- A Swedish woman "married" the Berlin Wall in front of a few guests in 1979. She was devastated when most of it was torn down in 1989.
- In 1964, 57 people escaped from under the noses of East German border guards, through a tunnel under the Berlin Wall.