The Wall and East Berlin tour focused on the history after WWII. We headed from the hotel to Kreuzberg where the grand brick Oberbaumbruecke bridge separated what used to be West and East Berlin. We stopped at the most famous remains of the Berlin wall, also known as the "iron curtain", which divided the east from the west to prevent the eastern berliners from migrating to the west and draining the east side of its people resources.
|Double brick designates where the wall used to be. |
The white crosses memorialize those who were killed trying to cross it.
|Berlin wall - "The Kiss" between Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev and East German President Erich Honnecker (based on a true photo)|
|Bright pink water pipes|