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East Germany was a nation allied with the Soviet Union, opposing the rest of the former Allies and West Germany, created by the separation of Germany following the Second World War. During the Cold War, a barrier known as the Berlin Wall separated West Berlin from East Berlin and East Germany as a whole. (AUDIO: Protect and Survive) The East German secret police was called the Stasi. (AUDIO: The Shadow Vortex)

In 1961, the War Doctor and Lara Zannis were captured by the Stasi in East Berlin. They were interrogated by Kruger, who helped the Doctor follow Zannis to West Berlin to stop her from creating the Shadow Vortex. (AUDIO: The Shadow Vortex)

In 1962, a British agent named Stempfer was stationed in East Berlin where he intercepted Soviet plans to place missiles in Cuba. He gave the information to the Fourth Doctor. The Doctor sent him back to find out more, but Stempfer was discovered and killed by the Jalaphron. (PROSE: Checkpoint)

In 1965, Group Captain Ian Gilmore, Professor Rachel Jensen and Sir Toby Kinsella visited both West Berlin and East Berlin to investigate reports of UFO sightings and smuggled footage of an alien making contact with Soviet agents. Both turned out to be incidents of Soviet misinformation. (AUDIO: Unto the Breach)

East Germany ceased to exist when democratic uprisings in the Eastern Bloc countries resulted in the fall of the Berlin Wall on 9 November 1989 as well as the reunification of Germany. (AUDIO: Protect and Survive)

The Doctor once obtained a Trabant in East Germany, which he would drive in his eighth incarnation. (PROSE: Father Time)