"A Piece of the Wall...." Berlin Wall Tip by Greggor58

Berlin Wall, Berlin: 154 reviews and 318 photos

  The Berlin Wall,Berlin,Germany.
by Greggor58
 
 

We ended up along this stretch of roadway close to the Topographie de Terror....along Wilhelmstrasse....in what was Eastern Berlin.....this section of the Wall is along the street that used to house the Headquarters of the Nazi Gestapo.....and today there is an open air exhibit amongst the remains of the building foundations.

Our guide from the Berlin Walks Tour company brought us here and explained the story of a great escape from the GDR....and how because there was no building along this side of the street that this escape was succesful.There was no building here because nobody wanted to build on the former location of the Headquarters of the Gestapo.

"At the request of the "Topography of Terror" Foundation, the 200 meters of the Wall which still stand on Niederkirchnerstrasse, marking the border between the districts of Mitte (East) and Kreuzberg (West), have been preserved, retaining all traces of the destruction that occurred during the transitional period, and placed under protection as a historical monument."

"This section of the Wall will thus be kept in its current condition, as a document both of the inhumanity of the border and of how it was overcome. It forms the northern edge of the "Topography of Terror" site and will be integrated into its overall design. In the mean time, it is protected by a temporary fence."

Address: Niederkirchnerstrasse
Directions: The border between the districts of Mitte (East) and Kreuzberg (West).
Phone: +49 30 467986666

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  • Updated Mar 22, 2008
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