Berlin Wall, Berlin

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    The Fall of the Wall, V

    by NedHopkins Written Oct 21, 2003

    All during that glorious last week of December 1989, people not only climbed atop the Wall, but they also took tools — hammers, axes, chisels — and tore chunks out of the monstrous barrier. That was a thing they'd not have dared to do just a few weeks earlier.

    Chipping away at the Wall
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    The Wall and Checkpoint Charlie

    by NedHopkins Written Oct 21, 2003

    Like the Wall itself, Checkpoint Charlie no longer exists.

    But for over 44 years it was a barrier between West and East Berlin. Only Allied (US, British, and French) representatives on official business were more or less routinely let through.

    (I've read that the small museum and souvenir shop — located behind and to the right of where the photographer was standing — has now been considerably enlarged.)

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    No longer a free piece of the past

    by tyerks Written Oct 23, 2003

    Their are still parts of the wall standing today. The longest section is fenced off, so that it can remain as a constant reminder of the past, so while you can't hack off your own prized piece of the wall, it's still a place to go and remember what life used to be like in Berlin, less then a quarter of a century ago. I would recommend everyone to go see it. Underneath it, there is an interesting exhibit, as well.

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    Tearing down the wall

    by Bigs Updated Jul 8, 2003

    This pic was made in 1990 I think....everyone helped to bring it down....It was a cool part of the German history! I still have some little pieces of the wall at home!!!!
    Can´t believe that it´s such a long time since the wall came down.....

    Everyone wanted a piece of the wall
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    by gepard Written Aug 25, 2002

    Berlin Wall History
    Although much of the Wall, or the 'Anti-Fascist Protection Rampart' as the GDR Authorities liked to call it, has succumbed - first to enthusiastic revellers and souvenir hunters and then more significantly to developers - a few sections remain. The East Side Gallery emerged in the post-Wall years as a poignant symbol of new hope as it was covered with inspiring artwork. Today its future is in doubt and the faded state of the paintings is symbolic of how far Berlin has come since 1989. The Gedenkstatte Berliner Mauer is a graffiti-free stretch of the Wall that has been preserved by the authorities. Recently opened is a visitors centre at Bernauer Strasse 111, with more information about the Wall years as well as a better view of the Wall. A chapel dedicated to the 80 or so victims of the Wall is also currently under construction on the site.

    Muhlenstrasse (East Side Gallery), Bernauer Strasse (Gedenkstatte)
    Tel: (030) 22 464 1030 (Gedenkstatte)
    Website: www.die-berliner-mauer.de
    Transport: S-Bahn 3, 5, 7, 9 Ostbanhof. U-Bahn 8 Bernauer Strasse (Gedenkstatte)
    Open: Gedenkstatte Visitors Centre Wed-Sun 1000-1700.
    Admission: Free.

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    Berlin Wall...

    by Danzig Written Sep 8, 2002

    Berlin Wall
    Niederkircherstrasse & Bernauerstrasse, Berlin

    Brandenburg Gate
    Unter den Linden/Strasse des 17, Juni, Berlin

    Victory Column
    Am Grossen Stern

    Zoological Garden
    Hardenbergplatz 8

    Checkpoint Charlie Museum
    Friedrichstrasse 44

    Reichstag

    Potsdamer Platz

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    Berlin Wall

    by Pounder73 Written Jan 14, 2003

    I would not classify this as a must see… but…

    There are only two locations where the wall still stands. One, I believe, is around Checkpoint Charlie’s, and the other is out of the way, and not much there besides the murals. From a historical standpoint, I am glad I made the trek.

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    DDR's Wall

    by mallyak Written Dec 7, 2010

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    First constructed in 1961, the Berlin Wall became an iconic symbol of the Cold War and is still the first thing most non-Berliners associate with the city.

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    Berlin Wall by Potsdamer Platz

    by Roadquill Written Feb 1, 2011

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    On the East side of Potsdamer Platz are several sections of the Berlin Wall with interesting explanations and real life stories. It is hard to imagine that this all came down only 25 years ago.

    Remnants of the Berlin Wall near Potsdamer Platz
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    The bricks running through the road

    by mvtouring Written Apr 16, 2009

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    Extremely amazing, yet eary to see the bricks running across the road where the Berlin wall used to stand.

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    Still the wall

    by Glbtrotter Written Apr 3, 2008

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    Slabs of the wall can still be seen in Berlin, luckly serving a different purpose. They're there to remind us we need to learn from our mistakes.

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  • An attraction

    by stewartbel Updated Mar 23, 2007

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    There is not much remained of Berlin wall, but you can see some fragments of it at the Potsdamers platz. You can reach this spot by S-bahn train no. 7 on a way to Potsdam.

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    East and West

    by Dutch1980 Written Oct 2, 2004

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    Ofcourse when you visit Berlin you can't miss the Berlin Wall... the wall was builed in August 1961.
    On 9 November 1989 the Berlin Wall opened, releasing a flood of East German refugees...

    two of my friends trying to climb the wall
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    The Wall

    by jenniferchin Updated Oct 9, 2004

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    Construction of this 166km solid wall begun in mid-1961 to prevent people leaving the East Berlin.

    ~To be completed~

    map !

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    Berlin Wall at your feet

    by challenger Written Nov 24, 2004

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    When walking around Berlin, also look at your feet below you: The outline of the Berlin Wall is clearly marked on the pavement.

    Berlin Wall
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