The Berlin Wall, Ostbahnhof, FriedrichshainThe Berlin Wall, Ostbahnhof, Friedrichshain

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Discover one of the latest remains of a symbolic wall that once divided Berlin and the world.

My experience, Explo description: 

The wall has been separating East Berlin and West Berlin for 28 years. Its construction began on August 13th, 1961 and it was dismantled in 1989. During this period, more than 5,000 persons, so-called "Wall Breakers", succeeded in crossing the Wall. Over 3,200 were arrested while attempting to escape and, as a rule, they were sentenced to several years in prison. According to official figures, at least 133 people were confirmed killed, trying to cross the Wall to West Berlin. However, more than 200 people have been killed trying to flee from East to West Berlin, according to victim’s groups.
Since 1989, the wall has been systematically dismantled.

Only a few remains of the wall are still standing, for instance at Niederkirchnerstrasse (close to Checkpoint Charlie), or on the north side of the Bundestag... The most representative remain is on the opposite side of the Ostbahnhof (Friedrichshain), along the Spree river.

My personal recommendations: 

For the most courageous ones, you can rent a bicycle and make a tour of the wall around the city. It is easy to organize : rent a bicycle (8 euros a day, many renting shops because riding a bicycle is really popular in Berlin !) and follow the special road signs along the former wall emplacement (see picture)... But be careful because the wall was long ! 43.1km of which was inside the city confines, and 111.9km covered the boundary between West Berlin and the GDR District of Potsdam... So one day might be not enough to achieve the tour !

How getting there: 

Ostbahnhof wall remains : located on Mühlenstrasse.
S Bahn : Ostbahnhof
U Bahn : Warschauer Strasse

Useful information: 
Open hours: 

All day long.

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Entry fees: 

Free !