Monuments  
 

Berlin Wall

Section 01: From the village of Lübars to the former Bergmann-Borsig Works (Edition 2001-2003)


Obstacles in the weir in the Tegeler Fliess - Click to enlarge picture (62 K)
Border strip and patrol track at the Köppchensee lake - Click to enlarge picture (33 K)
Patrol track at the Köppchensee lake - Click to enlarge picture (18 K) Border troop photograph, 1988/89 - Click to enlarge picture (19 K) Patrol track - Click to enlarge picture (40 K)
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'Checkpoint Qualitz' memorial made from concrete blocks of the border Wall near Blankenfelder Chaussee - Click to enlarge picture (48 K)
Patrol track and access road to the former watchtower just south of Blankenfelder Chaussee - Click to enlarge picture (33 K)
Blocked opening in cemetery wall of Rosenthal - Click to enlarge picture (25 K) Hinterland road, barrier, gate, and lamp, all belonging to the perimeter defence of the Straße 126 - Click to enlarge picture (55 K) Border fence indicating the restricted area east of  Quickborner Straße;  post with red and white marking - Click to enlarge picture (59 K)
Watchtower foundations near Märkisches Viertel - Click to enlarge picture (33 K)
Obstacles in the canal opening of the Nordgraben - Click to enlarge picture (27 K)
For comparison a photograph from 2003 near the suburb Märkisches Viertel - Click to enlarge picture (38 K)
karte1-2h Hinterland road Access road to the border area
Border troop photograph, 1988/89 - Click to enlarge picture (11 K)
Access road to the border area - Click to enlarge picture (37 K)
Access road to the border area with traces of the passage through Hinterland Wall and border signal fence - Click to enlarge picture (38 K)
Post marking the restricted area - Click to enlarge picture (49 K)
Foundation remnants of command post - Click to enlarge picture (84 K)
 
The inner city border fortifications began north-east of the village of Lübars. The northernmost section extended from the boundary of Brandenburg and Berlin at the Tegeler Fliess to the vast premises of the former VEB (Volkseigener Betrieb - Company owned by the people) Bergmann-Borsig. The border fortifications cut through the rural landscape, following the old track of the Niederbarnim railway that runs parallel to the suburb of Märkisches Viertel before reaching the city districts of Pankow and Wilhelmsruh. This northern section contains numerous remnants and traces of the former border fortifications. To this day the former border strip is recognisable by the spontaneous vegetation separating the strip from the fields of both Brandenburg and Berlin.