Tour along the Berlin wall

Tour along the Berlin wall

Along the wall.

Berliner Mauer – © visitBerlin

A double row of cobblestones traces the Berlin Wall’s route over 5.7 kilometres through the city centre. This tour from the East Side Gallery to Bernauer Strasse via Potsdamer Platz passes memorials, Berlin Wall remnants, former border watchtowers and documentary panels with photos and details of the area’s history.

Explore the Berlin Wall on a bike tour

The tour begins at the East Side Gallery [1]. This open-air art exhibition on the banks of the River Spree in Friedrichshain is 1316-meters long – the longest continuous surviving section of the inner Berlin Wall. If you carry on down Mühlenstrasse, you reach Stralauer Platz [2] with its remains of the inner (east-facing) Berlin Wall, now a listed monument. Carry on across Schillingbrücke bridge to the former Heinrich-Heine-Strasse crossing point [3]. The next stop is the Peter Fechter memorial. From here, follow Zimmerstrasse to the world-famous Checkpoint Charlie crossing point [4] at Friedrichstrasse. You should allow at least two hours to see the fascinating exhibition on the Wall at the Mauermuseum [5].

The route then takes you to the Topography of Terror [6] – and around 200 meters of original Berlin Wall. The Berlin Wall Trail info columns along Stresemannstrasse to Potsdamer Platz [7] and the old East German border watchtower recount the history of a divided Berlin. The S1, S2 and S25 city railway lines at Potsdamer Platz all go to Nordbahnhof – and then it’s just a short walk to Bernauer Strasse [8] with its Berlin Wall Memorial [9], visitors’ centre, documentation centre and the Chapel of Reconciliation built on the former death strip.

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