The Berlin Wall Today:
For almost 30 years, Berlin was divided by a wall, which ran through the center of the city. When the Berlin Wall fell thanks to a peaceful revolution on November 9th, 1989, it didn’t take long to get rid of the former inner German border.
The Berlin Wall was quickly torn down, and today, there are only a few places left in Berlin, where you can see the remains of the wall. One of the most prominent monuments is the colorful East Side Gallery, the longest section of the Berlin Wall still standing.
The Berlin Wall - Finding it:
But what about the rest of the Berlin Wall? Where was it? Thanks to a self-guided, multimedia Berlin Wall Tour, it is now easy to trace back the path of the Iron Curtain and to get fascinating insights into Germany’s Cold War history.
Berlin Wall Guide - What to Expect:
The English Berlin Wall Guide called "Walk the Wall" consists of a touch screen and a headset and offers individualized tours with the latest technology: An integrated GPS navigation system, especially designed for walking, leads you along the former route of the Berlin Wall; you can zoom in and out on a digital city map, and the tour is topped of with historical film and sound clips.
Thanks to the GPS system, you always know exactly where you are - and where the Berlin Wall once stood.
Berlin Wall Guide - Prices:
- 4 hours: 8 Euros (Students: 5 Euros)
- Per day: 10 Euros (Students: 7 Euros)
- Security Deposit: 50 Euros
Berlin Wall Guide - Where to Get It:
You can rent your multimedia guide at various “Collection Points” throughout Berlin; look out for the silver, round shaped pavilions with the logo “Mauer-Guide”.
- Brandenburg Gate (inside the metro station)
- East Side Gallery
- Checkpoint Charlie (Friedrichstrasse/Zimmerstrasse, metro stop “Kochstrasse”)
- Bernauer Strasse/ Berlin Wall Memorial (metro stop "Nordbahnhof")