Berlin Wall History Mile on Bernauer Strasse

If you walk along Bernauer Strasse between Schwedter Strasse and Strelitzer Strasse, you will find four Berlin Wall History Mile info boards marking the sites of escape attempts. Some – as in the case of Ida Siekmann on 22 August 1961 – ended in death, others – like that of the GDR border guard Conrad Schumann – caught the attention of the world, and still others – like the one that brought 57 people through a 140-meter tunnel to West Berlin – were hugely successful.

Locations: Near Bernauer Strasse 48 Near Bernauer Strasse 78 Corner of Ruppiner Strasse and Bernauer Strasse Corner of Strelitzer Strasse and Bernauer Strasse