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.
Location. 52° 30.436′ N, 13° 23.116′ E. Marker is in Berlin, Berlin. Marker is on Niederkirchnerstraisse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Berlin 10963, Germany.
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 (about 180 meters away); a different marker also named Baudenkmal Berliner Mauer (about 180 meters away); Checkpoint Charlie Site (approx. 0.4 kilometers
Categories. • War, Cold •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 24, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 180 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 24, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.