Guided Tour

The Berlin Wall Tour

Of course: In the museum you can participate in numerous guided tours through the exhibition. But, did you know, that we offer combined tours and thematic city tours, too? During the 2 hour guided tour “The Berlin Wall” you proceed to the traces of the death strip between East and West Berlin from the Bornholmer Straße to the Bernauer Straße. by Janine Henschel (13 May 2015)

Of course: In the museum you can participate in numerous guided tours through the exhibition. But, did you know, that we offer combined tours and thematic city tours, too? During the 2 hour guided tour “The Berlin Wall” you proceed to the traces of the death strip between East and West Berlin from the Bornholmer Straße to the Bernauer Straße. At authentic locations of the German history you go tracking and learn some exciting facts about the building and the fall of the Berlin Wall, about escapes and about the everyday life on and with the Wall.  

What the Wall meant for the people in their everyday life is imparted vividly to you in this guided tour! So the guided tour comments on all aspects of the Berlin Wall. Starting at the memorial stone for the opening of the Wall on the Place of the 9th of November 1989 in front of the Bösebrücke, the topic here is of course the fall of the Wall; the tour goes on at the Schwedter Steg. Here you get to know for example the impacts of the building of the Wall on the inner-city local public transport. In the Bernauer Straße the tour deals with escape attempts, also through own located tunnels. You visit the location where the world known photo of the over the barbwire jumping border guard Conrad Schumann was taken, see the Chapel of Reconciliation (Kapelle der Versöhnung), and also the monument in memory of the division of the city and in commemoration of the victims of communist tyranny. Of course these aren’t all of the stations!

After the end of the guided tour you can visit the Visitor Center of the Berlin Wall Memorial for enlarging upon the topic. Admission is free. Further information you can find here: http://www.berliner-mauer-gedenkstaette.de/en/index.html

At the top of the hour there is shown a film in English, at the bottom of the hour one in German.

Do you have further questions about the content of the guided tour or about planning your Berlin program? I and my colleagues from the Visitor Relations are happy to help you! You reach us by besucherbetreuung@ddr-museum.de or by telephone on 0049 30- 847 123 730

Photos:

„Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer - Fenster des Gedenkens“ von Blunt. - CC BY-SA 3.0

Jotquadrat - CC BY-SA 3.0

(Translation: Valerie Holbein)

 
 
   

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