The Berlin Wall – A monument to the Cold War

Berlin Wall - text and photos of the Wall, lots of information, facts and background on the Berlin Wall and the separation of Germany.
By: Norman Peetz
Nov. 3, 2008 - PRLog -- Berlin is a new information website about the historical Berlin Wall and its role in the Cold War. This website is for all those who are interested in German history and the division of Berlin into east and west from 1961 to 1990. With lots political and social information, Berlin allows visitors to identify with Germany and its charming capital. The website explains why the Berlin Wall was built, why a lot of East Berliners wanted to escape to the “other side” and how the Cold War ended with the Fall of the Berlin Wall 40 years after the establishment of the German Democratic Republic.

A Wall of 155 kilometres with metal fences, watch towers and bunkers divided Berlin and Germany into two parts. A lot of people lost their lives along the wall, most of them citizens of East Berlin who wanted to start a new and better life in West Berlin without Stasi control and the influence of political authority by the Soviet Union as the GDR’s “big brother”. “You are leaving the American sector”: as a constant reminder of this history this sign still stands at the legendary Checkpoint Charlie, which was the most famous border crossing point from east to west.

At Berlin, visitors can also find a historical map of Berlin showing the location of the former Berlin Wall. Many pictures show what still remains of the historical Berlin Wall located between Berlin Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg.

Berlin is a project of Berlintelligence by Eventelligence. ltd. and is owned by real Berliners who were there during the time of the wall and experienced first-hand the dramatic changes which took place when it came down. is a project of:
Berlintelligence by Eventelligence ltd.
Corinthstrasse 54
10245 Berlin (Germany)

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Berlin- is a project of Berlintelligence by in Berlin, nearby the Berlin Wall.
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