Weiße Kreuze

Friedrich-Ebert-Platz 2, 10117 BER  


This memorial for those who died at the wall consists of seven white crosses, each inscribed with the name of one of the wall’s victims that was shot or died trying to escape.

Parlament der Bäume

Schiffbauerdamm 25, 10117 Berlin  


At the Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders-Haus, the Parliament of Trees against War and Violence is a memorial commemorating the 258 people who died at the wall. More…


Staaken, 13593 Berlin  


Staaken, on the west-most outskirts of West Berlin, was home to several different rail and road crossings during the cold war years. Albrechtshof rail crossing was closed in 1961 after possibly one of the most dramatic GDR escapes: More…


Heinrich-Heine-Straße 46, 10179 Berlin  


A former border crossing between the Russian and US sectors. There isn’t much to see here today. The route of the Berlin Wall is marked clearly down the center of nearby Sebastianstraße. More…

Bahnhof Friedrichstraße

Friedrichstraße 142, 10117 Berlin  


As an important travel hub between the West Berlin sectors, despite it being located entirely in the Soviet occupied West Berlin More…


Invalidenstraße 80, 10557 Berlin  


A former border crossing at Sandkrugbrücke bridge over the Berlin-Spandau Shipping Canal (Spandauer Schifffahrtskanal). Numerous escape attempts took place here, including that of Günter Litfin, who was shot dead. A memorial stone was erected to commemorate him.


Chausseestraße 92, 10115 Berlin  


A low-profile border crossing, at the intersection of Chausseestraße and Liesenstraße, it was the location of an escape attempt on 8 April 1989, during which shots were fired.

Gedenkstätte Günter Litfin

Kieler Straße 2, 10115 Berlin  


A former watchtower, named after Günter Litfin, a tailor from Weissensee, who was the first person to be shot dead by border guards while trying to flee East Berlin. The tower was restored by Günter’s brother, Jürgen Liftin who also conducts tours there today.