Life behind the Wall

Explore what life was like behind the Berlin Wall.

Set off from the Brandenburg Gate, the icon of Berlin that stood almost untouched in no man’s land for decades.  Take a train along recently reopened tracks under former East Germany and hear about daring escapes as we pass stations where they actually took place.  Catch a tower’s-eye view of a heated former death strip area and see a still standing guard tower where ghosts kept the guards on edge at night.

You will hear stories of persecution, kidnapping, incarceration and all out torture, as well as heroic stories of escape and courage. This is extremely current history here in Berlin, which is still affecting ordinary people’s lives

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