Berlin Wall History Mile at the Oberbaumbrücke border crossing

An info board at the Oberbaumbrücke (southwest of the bridge at the corner of May-Ayim-Ufer) explains the four permit agreements signed by the West Berlin Senate and the government of the GDR that enabled West Berliners to apply for permits to visit the eastern half of the city at special times. Another info board on May-Ayim-Ufer, opposite Bevernstrasse, is dedicated to the people who drowned or were shot by GDR border guards between 1961 and 1989 while attempting to swim across the Spree to West Berlin.