Berlin Wall

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العربية: سور برلين فصل بين ما كان الجزء الشرقي والجزء الغربي من برلين لمدة 28 عامًا.
Български: Берлинската стена, разделяща ФРГ и ГДР 28 години.
English: The Berlin Wall separated the former east and west parts of Berlin for 28 years.
Bahasa Indonesia: Tembok Berlin pernah memisahkan bagian barat dan timur Berlin selama 28 tahun.
Deutsch: Die Berliner Mauer trennte für 28 Jahre Berlin in zwei Hälften.
Español: El Muro de Berlín mantuvo separada la ciudad de Berlín durante 28 años.
Euskara: Berlingo Harresiak Berlingo mendebaldea (BDR) eta ekialdea (DDR) 28 urtez banandu zuen.
Français : Le Mur de Berlin séparait les côtés Est (DDR) et Ouest (BRD) de Berlin pendant 28 ans.
עברית: חומת ברלין הפרידה בין החלקים המזרחי והמערבי לשעבר של העיר ברלין למשך 28 שנים.
Italiano: Il Muro di Berlino ha separato la parte Est (DDR) dalla parte Ovest (BRD) della città di Berlino per 28 anni
Português: O Muro de Berlim separou as metades Ocidental e Oriental de Berlim durante 28 anos.
Русский: Берлинская стена разделила бывшие западную и восточную части Берлина на 28 лет.
Slovenščina: Berlinski zid je bila zidu podobna zgradba, ki je ločevala bivši vzhodni in zahodni del Berlina.
Polski: Mur Berliński dzielił Berlin na część zachodnią i wschodnią przez 28 lat.

Historical pictures[edit]

System-search.svgSee also: Die Mauer vor und nach dem 9. November 1989.

Photos Taken after 1990[edit]

Remaining Parts of Front Wall[edit]

The term „Berlin Wall“ describes both the fortifications at the border around West Berlin in general as well as the front wall („Vorderes Sperrelement“) of the „death strip“ in particular. Only three shorter front wall sections (at Niederkirchnerstraße, at Bernauer Straße and at Liesenstraße) still exist.

Run of Removed Front Wall[edit]

On public streets and places, the run of removed parts of the front wall is marked by double cobblestone rows and copper strips throughout Berlin. At some places like Potsdamer Platz, segments removed at other parts of the Wall serve the same purpose.

Rear Wall[edit]

A rear wall („Hinterlandmauer“ or „Hinterlandsicherungsmauer“) or a rear fence secured the „death strip“ on the East Berlin side. The rear wall was usually smaller than the front wall. However, remaining stretches of the rear wall are often mistaken for front wall sections where they have the same height and outlook (e.g. at Potsdamer Platz and at Mühlenstraße). Shorter and longer segments of the rear wall remain in place throughout Berlin, by far the longest and most prominent forming the 1,300 meters long „East Side Gallery“ at Mühlenstraße.


Border guards oversaw the „death strip“ from watchtowers, 302 of which ringed West-Berlin in 1989. A group of watchtowers was controlled by guards on the more massive directing towers („Führungsstellen“). Only two ordinary watchtowers are still standing, both of which have been removed from their original sites. Three directing towers remain in place.

Other Parts of Border Fortifications[edit]

Museums, Memorials and Art[edit]

Parts of the Berlin Wall in Other Towns[edit]

System-search.svgSee also: Category:Berlin Wall segments around the world.

Maps / satellite images[edit]

See also[edit]