"The Berlin Wall" Berlin Wall Tip by Mariajoy

Berlin Wall, Berlin: 154 reviews and 318 photos

  Remnant of the Wall
by Mariajoy
 
  • Remnant of the Wall - Berlin
      Remnant of the Wall
    by Mariajoy
  • The Berlin Wall - Berlin
 

Aug 1961 - Oct 1989.

In between years the city was divided - East and West Berliners were cut off from their jobs, friends, and family overnight (unless they were of retirement age when they were able to travel freely.)

There now are a few remaining sections left as a kind of memorial. But only a very few, ie around 40 meters or so. If you look in the road on 17 Juni Strasse around the Brandenburg gate you will see a line of red brick embedded in the tarmac - this red line represents where the wall stood for 28 years.

During the four years I lived in Berlin in the early 70's, I was frequently taken on school trips and family trips to see The Wall - and will always remember the sad little memorials placed alongside it, for the East Berliners who had been shot whilst attempting to escape.

Check the website for an indepth history.

Address: Berlin
Directions: Central
Phone: +49 30 467986666
Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin_Wall

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  • Written Jun 5, 2007
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