|The route of the wall which encircled West Berlin 1961-1989.|
|We enter the "no man's land" and the "death strip" along the line of the Berlin Wall.|
|Ground marker delineating the extent of the exclusion zone on the east German side.|
|Model showing the course and nature of the barrier obstacles at the location we visited.|
|A remnant section of "the Wall" on Bernauer Strasse - this |
is much narrower than most of the concrete wall segments.
It clearly shows the pipe topping the wall to prevent the use
of grappling hooks and making it impossible to get a hand-hold.
|The explanation sign for the secondary |
section of wall depicted in the photo above.
|Memorial to those who died trying to escape across this section |
of the Berlin Wall. Most attempts were in the early years
before the many additional measures made attempts futile.
|Photographs of those who died here during escape attempts.|
|Close to the Interpretative & Memorial centre was this|
section of wall which cut through the middle of the
church cemetery. In other places train lines were blocked.
|Here you can get some idea of the width of the "death strip"|
|A guard tower has been left in place here.|
|On many buildings along the route of the wall|
are photographic reminders of past events.
|Warning sign at the site of the former border crossing. These were labelled "A", "B" and "C" etc. "C" crossing became famous as "Checkpoint Charlie" (military name used for letter "C")|
|The recreated "Checkpoint Charlie" - the place for a "photo opportunity".|
|A "lest we forget" style sign depicting one of the many|
crisis times in the confrontation between East and West.