Monuments  
 

Berlin Wall

Section 05: The premises of the Bergmann-Borsig Works (Edition 2001-2003)


Facades of the factory halls at the border strip with bricked-up ground floor windows - Click to enlarge picture (62 K)
Lamp of the perimeter defence at the north-east corner of the industrial area - Click to enlarge picture (33 K)
Fence and marking of the border area north east of the factory - Click to enlarge picture (18 K) Concrete wall of the perimeter defence at the eastern limit of the industrial area - Click to enlarge picture (19 K) Remains of an older wall reused as border Wall - Click to enlarge picture (40 k)
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Lamps of the light strip north of the industrial area - Click to enlarge picture (48 K)
Perimeter defences inside the industrial area: barrier of barbed wire to prevent scaling of walls - Click to enlarge picture (33 K)
Border troop photograph (1988/89) of the situation at the Nordgraben - Click to enlarge picture (25 K) Comparison of the situation in 2003 showing the raised position of the border strip at the Nordgraben - Click to enlarge picture (55 k) Patrol track - Click to enlarge picture (59 K)
Aerial view of the Bergmann-Borsig industrial grounds, 1979 - Click to enlarge picture (33 K)
Lamps of the light strip - Click to enlarge picture (27 k)
Lamps of the light strip - Click to enlarge picture (38 K)
karte5-2h Lamps Lamp Perimeter defences Perimeter defences Lamps Lamps Lamps Fence and marking Concrete wall older wall barrier of barbed wire Patrol track
Perimeter defences on the factory grounds, lamps - Click to enlarge picture (11 K) Perimeter defences on the factory grounds, lamps - Click to enlarge picture (37 K) Perimeter defences on the factory grounds, lamps - Click to enlarge picture (38 K)
Perimeter defences on the factory grounds, lamps - Click to enlarge picture (49 K) Lamp at hinterland track - Click to enlarge picture (38 K) Perimeter defences on the grounds, wall, anti-scaling obstacles and window grilles - Click to enlarge picture (38 K)
Perimeter defences, white washed wall - Click to enlarge picture (38 K) Perimeter defences on the factory grounds, white washed wall, lamps - Click to enlarge picture (38 K)  
The premises of the former turbine and generator producers VEB Bergmann-Borsig extended triangularly into the territory of Berlin (West) between Nordgraben, and the former Niederbarminer railway tracks and the light railways tracks. Due to this exposed situation and the particular economic importance of the factory for the heavy industry in the GDR these grounds were made especially secure within the inner city border fortifications. The entire premises were situated within the border area and approximately 4700 people worked here in 1989. Therefore, comprehensive building measures were undertaken to minimise the risk of people escaping to West Berlin.