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.
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.
Now famous for its flea market and bearpit karaoke every Sunday, Mauerpark was once home to part of the death strip and Berlin Wall. A 30m stretch of the Berlin Wall still exists and is used by graffiti artists to practice their skills.
This was one of the quieter border crossings. It became better known after the 1999 comedy movie with the same name. Today it is marked with a double line of cobble stones, and a Berlin History Mile information board.