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It is on the outskirts of the city, so not worth a long trip, but if you are in the area, then go.
You see part of the Wall, and a nice series of panels with emotional pictures and text explaining German history and how...More
I visited here as I have some interest in history and also because it gets referenced in 'Where are we now?' by David Bowie. I was really glad I did. It's worth the trek out of town. There are some very simple memorial information plaques...More
Named after the day when it became free for the East-germans to travel. There are a small exhibition here that tells the story about the day. Bösebrücke was the first border to be opened for the East-germans. Under the bridge there are a small park...More
Get off the S-bahn at Bonholmer Strasse and take the exit on your left. A very short walk brings you to the place where border guards first allowed East Berliners to cross freely to the West on 9 November 1989. A section of the wall...More
Having just read "The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall" by Elise Sarotte, I wanted to see the old Berlin Wall crossing point at Bornholmer Strasse, which is described at length in various points of the book. There were interviews with some of the first...More
This is another living memorial to a divided Berlin. Thankfully Berlin kept so much of life before the wall came down intact. It makes it easier for people to understand the enormity of living in a city divided by a wall where life changes dramatically...More
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No Berlin neighbourhood has undergone a greater change than Prenzlauer Berg. The artists and non-conformists that defined the district’s intriguing subculture in the 1980s and 90s have been replaced by a young, hip crowd that frequents the many cafes. Where there were once run-down houses in the shadow of the Berlin Wall, there are now designer shops. Beautiful old homes have been modernized and renovated, and on Sundays,
thousands turn the park next to remnants of the wall into a playground for street artists, musicians, and flea market shoppers. This attracts young urban families who enjoy the balance of big city life and small-town comfort. Meanwhile, trendy, young, upper-class visitors from all over the world are attracted to the local high-end shops, cafés, and sophisticated bars and restaurants. The merits of this transformation are a favorite topic of debate around the city, but it makes for some of the best people-watching Berlin has to offer.