Günter Litfin Memorial
Günter Litfin Memorial
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Neighborhood: Mitte (Borough)
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  • Schwartzkopffstraße • 7 min walk
  • Reinickendorfer Straße • 9 min walk
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MrThomas1981
Ipswich, UK810 contributions
Aug 2020
Ever since watching the wall fall, I have wanted to see a watchtower up close. Having wandered to see the wall at Invaliden Friedhof, finding that this was very close by was very exciting - also to find that it was open to visitors was also brilliant! Its pretty claustrophobic and the lady looking after it was operating a one-in-one-out policy to keep visitors distanced. There's not much of a view from the top anymore, thanks to some pretty aggressive development nearby, but you do get a feel for what it would have been like for the border guards. An added bonus is the story of the wall's first victim. There is a reasonable amount of information although its not really geared up for many international visitors. If you want to understand the story, make sure you can either read German or do your homework before visiting. A great 'un-touristy' experience. Admission is free but donations appreciated.
Written September 7, 2020
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Salvo
Catania, Italy166 contributions
Nov 2015 • Solo
just strolling around the city ... you find this ... and then you start arguing and looking for what it is ! and then you get impressed for the "human" stories behind.

I have not seen inside but it is already enough impressive to read about the significance
Written December 2, 2015
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lonewolf44
Kingston upon Thames, UK1,306 contributions
Jan 2020
Gunter Litfin was a young man who was shot by GDR border guards as he tried to flee from East to west Berlin, shortly after the Wall was completed in 1961. This watchtower, which apparently hosts a small museum about him, remains, tucked away near the Spree in the grounds of a housing estate at the end of Kielerstrasse. It wasn;t clear from the signs in German if or when this museum opens, but it's a worthy memorial, worth tracking down if you, like me, are intrigued by Berlin's often troubled history.
Written January 20, 2020
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patopti
Oxford, OH267 contributions
Apr 2017 • Solo
This had a huge meaning for me. Gunter was related to a co-worker of mine. To think he died trying to make his way to freedom like so many others these days from other countries. He paid the ultimate price for freedom.
Written April 12, 2017
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Gunnar G
Copenhagen, Denmark1,321 contributions
Sep 2015 • Couples
After having read the critical reviews we didn't expect much trying to visit this place for a guided tour of the small museum commemorating Günter Liftin inside the watch tower. And it was also the case for us that nobody turned up to guide at the time both announced at the website and on the front door. A local told us that tours now only are made by advance appointment. The place in itself is a watch tower with a memorial plate (+ fresh flowers). The walk along the Berlin-Spandauer Kanal and Invalidenfriedhof is nice on a pleasant day.
Written September 20, 2015
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Günter Litfin Memorial, Berlin