Bringing down the Berlin Wall, 1989 - 'I remember watching this on TV as it was happening. I was My mom told me, "Pay attention. You're watching history happen right now." I said the same thing to my son when Obama was elected President.
Map of Berlin wall - West Berlin was an exclave of West Germany. It belonged to West Germany but was geographically separated from the main part by the Soviet controlled surrounding East Germany. Basically, an island. I've been on both sides.