Baudenkmal Berliner Mauer
The Berlin Wall as a Historical Monument
In July 1990, East German border guards began systematically demolishing the Berlin Wall. The great majority of Berliners were glad to see this much-hated structure disappear from the centre of the city.
Only the initiative of a few individuals saved the remaining sections of the Wall and the border installations. Berlin placed a conservation order on authentic remains of the Wall and on the border fortifications: As a result, amongst others, several hundred metres of the front and rear barriers, three watchtowers, the customs building at Friedrichstrasse Station, the “Tranenpalast”, have been preserved. For more information: www.berlin.de/mauergedenken.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Cold. In addition, it is included in the Berlin Wall series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1990.
Location. 52° 30.436′ N, 13° 23.116′ E. Marker is in Berlin. Memorial is on Niederkirchnerstraisse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Berlin 10963, Germany. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Topography of Terror (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Remains of the Berlin Wall
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