Wall Tour

“No one intends constructing a wall.”

Head of the GDR and party leader Walter Ulbricht, June 15, 1961

 

The Berlin Wall is an important symbol of the more recent German history and stands for the repression of the GDR-system and the conflicts of the Cold War. It was built in 1961 by order of the GDR government. The Berlin Wall divided the city into East and West until the reunification in 1989, attempting to contain the floods of people trying to escape from the GDR and completing the already existing border between the GDR and FRG.

This walking tour will search for the last few remnants of the Berlin Wall. Where exactly was the Wall? How did it come about and what were its implications for Berlin? You´ll find the answers between Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint-Charlie and Friedrichstraße.