Ken Hammond reports on the "jubilant and emotional scenes" as thousands of East Berliners crossed the Berlin Wall into West Berlin after the lifting of travel restrictions by the East German Government.

This marks the first time since 1961 that East Germans have been allowed to cross the border freely. For many this was their first time outside of East Berlin and their first time seeing the West.

Maggie O'Kane describes the scenes as the West Berliners welcomed their East Berlin neighbours. 

A news report by Ken Hammond followed by a report from Berlin by Maggie O'Kane broadcast on RTÉ Radio on 10 November, 1989.

Berlin (1989)

Berlin (1989)

Berlin (1989)
Images of Berlin just weeks before the Wall came down in 1989.