Monuments  
 

Berlin Wall

Section 25: From Stralauer Platz to Oberbaumbrücke (Edition 2001-2003)


New graffiti on the northern hinterland Wall facing the death strip - Click to enlarge picture (62 K) The hinterland Wall executed as 'Grenzmauer 75' (Border Wall 75) - Click to enlarge picture (52 K) One of the large murals of the East Side Gallery of 1990 - Click to enlarge picture (40 K) Substructure of the border fortifications; erected from block elements - Click to enlarge picture (59 K) Remnants of the stretch metal employed for the border fence - Click to enlarge picture (33 K)
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Hinterland Wall from the 1960s  - Click to enlarge picture (38 K) Broken glass set on top of the hinterland Wall - Click to enlarge picture (62 K) Patrol track in the death strip behind the 'East Side Gallery' - Click to enlarge picture (40 K) Lamp of  the perimeter defence next to the hinterland Wall - Click to enlarge picture (25 K) Hut built into the course of the hinterland Wall - Click to enlarge picture (40 K)
border fortifications: fence, control strip, light strip, patrol track, electrical  signalling fence, hinterland Wall - Click to enlarge picture (40 K) eastern end of what became the 'East Side Gallery' - Click to enlarge picture (40 K) Perimeter defence, watchtower - Click to enlarge picture (40 K)
karte25-1h Listed remnant of the Wall Graffiti on the hinterland Wall Substructure of the border fortifications Hinterland Wall Broken glass set on top of the hinterland Wall Patrol track in the death strip Listed remnant of the Wall
The 1.3 kilometres of border fortifications along Mühlenstraße have been known as the 'East Side Gallery' since becoming the site of an international paint and spray event in the spring of 1990.
This area was especially prominent during the era of the GDR because, unlike most other places, the eastern side of the Wall was public and visible to alle. This visibility was a result of the use of the four-lane Mühlenstraße as the 'protocol route' along which state visitors - amongst others - were taken from Schönefeld Airport to the inner city and back. Therefore, the hinterland Wall here was built as 'Grenzmauer 75' (Border Wall 75); i.e. it consisted of L-shaped prefabricated elements topped by horizontal sewage pipes as anti-scaling protection.