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.

Glienicker Brücke

Königstraße, 14467 Berlin  


A bridge spanning the Havel river, connecting Wannsee with the Brandenburg capital, Potsdam. Spies captured during the Cold War were often exchanged here, earning it the moniker “Bridge of Spies”. 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…


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.


Bernauer Straße 52-53, 13355 Berlin  


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.


Warschauer Straße 43, 10243 Berlin  


Crossing the River Spree, this beautiful double-decker bridge is well-known Berlin landmark. When the Berlin Wall went up in 1961 Oberbaumbrucke crossed the border from West to East Berlin. More…

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…


Sonnenallee 389-411, 12437 Berlin  


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.