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With Franz on Bernauer Strasse

Short tour for young people
6 stations I ca. 35 min. | 14 and older
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  • What did the Berlin Wall look like?
  • Why did the border exist?
  • Who were the people who fled East Germany?
  • Why did Bernauer Strasse become world famous?

Our guide Franz shows you the Berlin Wall Memorial and tells you stories about the past. The Berlin Wall divided the city and disrupted people’s lives for 28 years. This was especially true here on Bernauer Strasse where the facades of the apartment buildings on the East Berlin side of the street formed the boundary, but the sidewalk in front of the buildings belonged to West Berlin. This is the only place in the city where you can see 220 meters of what had once been a 155-km-long wall and get an impression of what the border strip used to look like.

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No app needs to be installed for the tour. The video and audio files require approx. 20 MB of data per station.

Information on Accessibility

The Berlin Wall Memorial is accessible for people with limited mobility. The outdoor area of the memorial is extensive and there are only a few seating options.

The asphalted post path is accessible for people with limited mobility and wheelchairs. The remaining areas of the former border strip are accessible as a meadow or are difficult to navigate in a wheelchair. In the area of the memorial, the ground surface consists of loose gravel and is also difficult to negotiate with wheelchairs.

The visitor center, the documentation center and the Chapel of Reconciliation are accessible via ramps. The toilet in the basement of the Documentation Center can be reached via an elevator.

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