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historical bridge

this was where the first crossings from east to west took place - there are a number of very good... read more

Reviewed April 18, 2018
Amersham, United Kingdom
One historic moment

At this place the german-german border opened the entrance into Western Berlin, without... read more

Reviewed October 18, 2016
Bo K
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Bornholmer Strasse, Berlin, Germany
Prenzlauer Berg
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Reviewed April 18, 2018

this was where the first crossings from east to west took place - there are a number of very good information boards which help you to envisage the time before any crossing and the moment when people started to gather to get across ....and the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed September 26, 2017

Well worth making the journey up to see this bridge and read about the history on the information boards. Try to stand and take yourself back to 1989 and before then as to what it was like before the wall and borders came down.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed October 18, 2016

At this place the german-german border opened the entrance into Western Berlin, without restrictions. In the same area you could see Platz des 9. November 1989, that was the date of the first opening. Beneath the bridge there are a a lots of japanisches kirschbäume....More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Bo K
Reviewed April 1, 2016

Well worth a visit, just to understand and sample the destruction of the Berlin Wall. Not much to do here other than see the bridge and see part of the original wall, but still worth going.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Gavin H
Reviewed January 6, 2015

On the evening of November 9th 1989 people from East Berlin gathered near the bridge at the Bornholmer Straße in Berlin. They heard they could soon go to the west. Soon enough they were with 200.000 people wanting to go into the free world. Guards...More

Date of experience: January 2015
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Prenzlauer Berg
No Berlin neighborhood has undergone a greater change
than Prenzlauer Berg. The artists and non-conformists
that defined the district’s intriguing subculture in
the 1980s and 90s have been replaced by a young, hip
crowd that frequents the many cafes. Where there were
once run-down houses in the shadow of the Berlin Wall,
there are now designer shops. Beautiful old homes have
been modernized and renovated, and on Sundays,
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