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The Wall Tour

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The tour is through the former city center of East Berlin and the capital of the GDR. We cover the former government disctrict of the GDR and we will see remaining pieces of the the Wall. Pieces of it remain only in a few places, but the official Wall Memorial with a reconstructed “Death Strip” at Bernauer Straße is the ideal place to understand the absurd and tragic situation of Berliners on both sides of the Wall. In this street dramatic flight attempts took place and a church was detonated in the border zone. During the tour we will also visit Checkpoint Charlie, hot spot of the Cold War and site of the dramatic tank confrontation in 1961.

Highlights

  • Private tour for IAA attendends
  • Tour starts at the Estrel hotel
  • Local guide
  • Visit of open-air Wall Documentation Center

Tour details

Date and time:
Friday, June 1st, 2018
10 a.m.

Duration:
3,5 hours

Meeting Point:
In front of the entrance of the Estrel hotel

Language:
English

Price:
€ 29 per person

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Tour Description

A highlight of the tour is the visit of the Wall Memorial at Bernauer Straße where the facades of houses on the southern side of the street became part of the fortifications when the border was closed in 1961. People jumped out of the windows to reach the other side of the street and several people died during flight attempts. You will see the site of famous tunnel 57, that was named after the number of persons that escaped through it, the place where a church was blown up in 1985 in the so-called „Death Strip“ (between the two walls that defined the border zone), a reconstructed part of the wall with a watchtower and a memorial to all those who died at the wall. Another stop during the tour is at Checkpoint Charlie where American soldiers passed the border to visit East Berlin. In 1961 the fate of mankind was hanging on a bare thread when American and Soviet tanks stood opposite each other at Checkpoint Charlie threatening to open fire.

During the tour you will see:

  • Observation platform with a view of the reconstructed death strip (if accessible) and a watchtower
  • Documentation Center and Visitor Center of the Wall Memorial
  • Wall Memorial at Bernauer Straße
  • Sites of escape tunnels
  • Chapel of Reconciliation, built from pieces of the detonated Reconciliation Church
  • Ruins of torn-down houses in the former death strip
  • East-Side-Gallery – the longst remaining Wall strip
  • former government disctrict of the GDR around Alexanderplatz
  • Karl-Marx-Allee with representative socialist architecture from the 1950s
  • Checkpoint Charlie, iconic landmark of the Cold War
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