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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
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 Wall.co.uk, 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 Wall.co.uk 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.
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10245 Berlin (Germany)
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Berlin- Wall.co.uk is a project of Berlintelligence by Eventelligence.ltd in Berlin, nearby the Berlin Wall.