Monuments  
 

Berlin Wall

Section 15: From Liesenstraße to Boyenstraße (Edition 2001-2003)


Section of the 'Grenzmauer 75' (Border Wall 75) at the north eastern end of Liesenstraße - Click to enlarge picture (44 K) Border troop photograph of the death strip at the Liesenhof, Winter 1988/89 - Click to enlarge picture (45 K) Prefabricated concrete Wall of the perimeter defence flanking the railway area - Click to enlarge picture (49 K) Section of the hinterland Wall near the cemetery entrance - Click to enlarge picture (42 K) Posts of the perimeter defence in the graveyard - Click to enlarge picture (50 K)
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Traces in the ground of the demolished hinterland Wall and prefabricated concrete wall - Click to enlarge picture (46 K) Patrol track; and access gate to the death strip - Click to enlarge picture (34 K) Remnants of  the first generation border Wall in Liesenstraße - Click to enlarge picture (43 K) Painted border line at the north-eastern end of the border crossing station - Click to enlarge picture (47 K) Lamp-posts of the border crossing station; in the foreground are traces of hinterland Wall - Click to enlarge picture (42 K)
Eastern wall defining the border crossing station Chausseestraße - Click to enlarge picture (35 K) Remnants of the 'Grenzmauer 75' (Border Wall 75) on the western side of Chausseestraße - Click to enlarge picture (44 K) Chausseestraße border crossing station in Winter 1988/89 - Click to enlarge picture (48 K)
karte15h Listed remnant of the Wall Listed remnant of the Wall Section of the 'Grenzmauer 75' (Border Wall 75) Wooden poles of the light strip Concrete Wall of the perimeter Section of the hinterland Wall Posts of the perimeter defence Traces of the demolished hinterland Wall Patrol track Access gate to the death strip Remnants of the first generation border Wall Painted border line Lamp-posts Eastern wall Hinterland Wall and access gate Listed remnant of the Wall
Hinterland Wall and access gate seen from Chausseestraße across the death strip; looking west - Click to enlarge picture (33 K) View from Boyenstraße towards the south, photograph for comparison, November 2001 - Click to enlarge picture (35 K) border troops photograph from Winter 1988/89; looking south - Click to enlarge picture (52 K)
Wooden poles of the first light strip of the 1960s - Click to enlarge picture (35 K)    
The different generations of the Wall left a number of remnants and traces along Liesenstraße. At the eastern end of Liesenstraße a stretch of 'Border Wall 75' remains. Some of the typical breeze-block remnants from the first generation Wall (1961) can be found east of the border crossing station at Chausseestraße. The area around Liesenstraße is otherwise dominated - apart from the visible emptiness of the death strip - by several different sections and versions of the hinterland Wall. Further west, the border crossing station at Chausseestraße once occupied the full width of the street. This crossing extended about one hundred metres into the Eastern sector. Various barriers, but also buildings for official use, such as watchtowers and barracks, were among the installations of the border crossing station. Rooms in the building Chausseestraße 94 were also used - passport control was located here.