Monuments  

 

Berlin Wall

Section 21: From Checkpoint Charlie to Sebastianstraße (Edition 2001-2003)


View of Leipziger Straße across the former death strip, 2003 - Click to enlarge picture (53 K) Border troop photograph at Leipziger Straße, 1988/89 - Click to enlarge picture (18 K) Memorial to Peter Fechter in Zimmerstraße - Click to enlarge picture (40 K) Patrol track between Schützenstraße and Zimmerstraße - Click to enlarge picture (49 K) Remains of the electrical signalling wires above the hinterland Wall - Click to enlarge picture (52 K)
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Window grilles forming part of the perimeter defence at the school building - Click to enlarge picture (58 K) Course of the hinterland Wall visible on the ground north of Stallschreiberstraße - Click to enlarge picture (35 K) Border troop photograph, Winter 1988/89 - Click to enlarge picture (23 K) Patrol track loop next to Heinrich-Heine-Straße border crossing station - Click to enlarge picture (60 K) Floodlight post of the border defences next to Heinrich-Heine-Straße border crossing station - Click to enlarge picture (44 K)
Metal post marking the restricted area of the border crossing station - Click to enlarge picture (50 K) Foundations of a border troop building next to the border crossing station - Click to enlarge picture (44 K) Border troop memorial: traces of foundation - Click to enlarge picture (64 K)
karte21-2h Patrol track Hinterland Wall Window grilles Patrol track loop Floodlight post Foundations Metal post
Traces of the hinterland Wall - Click to enlarge picture (33 K) Patrol track - Click to enlarge picture (41 K) Patrol track - Click to enlarge picture (45 K)
In view of the extensive new construction in the inner city area east of Checkpoint Charlie it is hardly surprising that so few authentic remnants of the border fortifications remain. One has to go about as far as the Axel Springer Publishing House before encountering further evidence of the border fortifications. These remains consist of fairly long sections of the patrol track, as well as sections of hinterland Wall and traces of obstacles. Extensive wastelands in the surroundings of the Bundesdruckerei (Federal Mint and Official Document Print Shop) - by now largely overgrown by spontaneous vegetation - give some idea of the width of the former border strip.