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© Stiftung Berliner Mauer, Foto: René Armbrust


Wall & Border

Themed tour
8 stations I ca. 60 min.
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The 155-kilometer-long Berlin Wall, which cut through the middle of the city center, enclosed West Berlin from August 13, 1961 to November 9, 1989. It was designed to prevent people from escaping to the West from East Berlin. The Wall was continually expanded to include additional obstacles. Bernauer Strasse acquired international fame because the facades of the apartment buildings here on the East Berlin side of the street formed the boundary, but the sidewalk in front of them belonged to West Berlin. This themed tour elucidates the history of the Berlin Wall border system and tells the story of Bernauer Strasse.

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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