26 September 2015
On this trip, I took the time to walk a good portion of the former Berlin Wall. Most of it I walked alone, which was perfect as it allowed me to see, read, absorb and think at my own pace. This was such an important part of German history that it wouldn't do to rush through it and not take it in.
I began at the Bornholmer Straßse bridge, which was the site of the checkpoint that was the first to open the gates and allow people to cross between East and West Berlin.
Now called "Platz des 9. November 1989 in commemoration of this event which changed people's lives so dramatically.
Memorial plaque next to the bridge.
This is not really anything to do with history, just the little garden houses which are common in Berlin and which I find interesting.
Those of you who have read my blog before know that I found the variety of manhole covers interesting... unlike in the US where they all look identical.
A bit farther into the city, at the Berlin Mauerpark (Berlin Wall Park). Not much in the way of remnants to be seen, just a nice park that follows the line of the former wall.