Berliner Mauer

Berlin was a divided city for nearly thirty years – a city with a wall running through its very heart. From 13 August 1961 until 9 November 1989, the Berlin Wall divided the city physically and ideologically into East and West Berlin.

You can still find traces of the Wall, its remains and memorial sites all across the city. The most famous ones are:

 

East Side Gallery- the longest surviving section of the Berlin Wall turned into a 1,3 kilometer long Open Air Gallery; the Berlin Wall Memorial in Bernauer Strasse; Checkpoint Charlie; Potsdamer Platz, the Tränenpalast (Palace of Tears) at Friedrichstraße and the Brandenburger Gate.

You can join one of the guided Bicycle Tours to get to know more about the city’s history and memorial sites.

https://www.fahrradtouren-berlin.com/de/startseite/t3-mauer-iii-reich 

If you got a bit more time and/ or feeling adventurous, you can also cycle the complete Berlin Wall trail. The entire cycle route covers over 160 kilometres along the former GDR border encircling West Berlin.

https://www.berlin.de/mauer/en/wall-trail/ 

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