An infamous and universally loathed symbol of political division, the Berlin Wall separated West and East Berlin from 1961 to 1989.
Guards patrolling the Wall’s watchtowers and mined ‘death strip’ were ordered to shoot East Berliners attempting to escape to the West, and increasingly the Wall became a canvas for protest murals and memorials.
In the sectors of Wall that remain, it is these very human aspects of the Wall that continue to fascinate.
Today, remnants of the Berlin Wall can be seen in Friedrichshain, known as the East Side Gallery and featuring artworks by painters from around the world.
Sections also remain near the former site of the Gestapo headquarters, and on Bernauer Straße.
Tours & Tickets
A non-strenuous way to see more of the former East, more of the Wall, and more of what makes Berlin the unique city it is today, this Berlin bike tour delves ... Read more
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)