|East German Street Sign|
|West German Street Sign|
It's been 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. The event reunited the two Germany's, and transformed the East Berlin cityscape. Today, much of the East Berlin character is gone; but there are still traces of the former city, especially on the street signs. For example, the East German signs used a smaller font and the Sharp S (ß) was different. The East German signs are slowly being replaced with the standard West German signs. So next time you walk down a street in the eastern part of the city, be on the look out for the East German signs and see a little bit of history.