Berlin Wall

Berlin Wall

During night of August 12th, 1961, the National People’s Army began cordoning off the streets and rail lines towards West Berlin. The GDR government then allowed a wall to be built along the sector borders. In trying to get over the border, which is 167.8 kilometre long, that between 136 and 209 people were killed according to current research. On November 9th 1989, the Berlin Wall fell. The once divided city remembers the victims of the division at numerous sites.

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The 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall will come on 9 November 2014. Many special events and exhibitions to commemorate the anniversary of this historic...
The Allied Museum tells the history of the Western Powers in Berlin. The buildings are located in the center of the former U.S. sector and originally housed the cinema...
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The asisi Panorama - The Wall on a divided Berlin by the artist Yadegar Asisi at Checkpoint Charlie at the corner of Friedrichstraße and Zimmerstraße consists of a...
The 200 m² (2,150 ft²) of the Black Box at Checkpoint Charlie informs the public on the history of this most famous border crossing point. With the use of large-format...
It is the scene of several thrillers and espionage novels ranging from James Bond's "Octo-pussy" to "The Spy Who Came in From the Cold" by John le Carré: Checkpoint...
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The GDR museum is one of the newest and most visited in Berlin. For a good reason: it is the only museum that deals exclusively with life in the former German Democratic...
The German-Russian Museum was officially opened on May 10th, 1995, the fiftieth anniversary of the end of the war in Europe. It is meant as a memorial of the German-...
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The German History Museum is the official national history museum of the Federal Republic of Germany. The museum’s objective is to present German history from its...
The East German watchtower on Potsdamer Platz is now one of the last historical relics to become open to the public. The "panorama observation tower" originally stood...
An East German Trabant car, which appears to be breaking through the concrete. Honecker and Breschnew locked in a kiss of brotherly, socialistic love. With the East Side...
Around 4 million people left the GDR between 1949 and 1990 in the direction of the Federal Republic – 1.35 million of these passed through the refugee camp in Berlin-...
The Soviets took over a former canteen block in the north-east of Berlin at the end of the Second World War and turned it into a special detainment camp. After the camp...
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Today, the house at Checkpoint Charlie shows an almost incomprehensible number of original means and tools that people used in their escape out of the "DDR": from the...
The "death strip" has become a zone of life. The name of the park. which literally means wall park, dates back to the Berlin Wall which was erected in 1961 to demarcate...
The Museum in der Kulturbrauerei opened in November 2013 on the expansive grounds of the Kulturbrauerei in Prenzlauer Berg with the permanent exhibition “Alltag in der...
Due to construction works, the museum will be closed from october 06th, 2014 till january 2015. Opening of the new exhibition will be on january 15th, 2015. Research...
The Berlin Wall Memorial is a reminder for the division of Germany and imparts an oppressive impression of the Wall and the times of the division. Berlin Wall Memorial...
Adjacent to the Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders-Haus is a somewhat unconventional garden: the park bench is not orientated towards the greenery, but instead several irregular...
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The Story of Berlin is a multimedia exhibition with over 20 theme-rooms which show over 800 years of the capital's history: from its trading centre status in the Middle...
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...
Leave-taking and longing, hope and despair, joy and fear — the building constructed in 1962 at Berlin’s Friedrichstraße station is tied to a broad spectrum of personal...

Located directly on the water, this romantic, relaxed and comfortable restaurant is decorated with wooden furniture, old lamps and ornate picture frames. Simply put, Freischwimmer is a cool location in Kreuzberg’s Flutgraben area. The restaurant is in a very old building that was once used for renting and repairing boats. The entrance is directly next to Berlin’s oldest gas station. You can sit outdoors during the summer and indoors during the winter.