The infamous wall that separated East and West Berlin has fascinated since its construction in 1961, and the world held its breath while radical political changes swept the Eastern Bloc, and jubilant Germans on both sides tore it down. What was once a brutal visual of the Iron Curtain became a symbol of freedom.
Once the symbolic chipping away at the wall by citizens and tourists alike had run its course, the government came in with industrial equipment to clean up the rest, and Germany was once again whole.
Now, all that remains of the wall that took many lives and literally divided a nation is all but rubble and a chapter in history, but a wall as ominous as this is bound to still have ruins, not so easily erased. At Niederkirchnerstrasse (close to Checkpoint Charlie), or on the north side of the Bundestag are still standing remnants of the notorious wall, and the most representative examples of the destroyed structure is on the opposite side of the Ostbahnhof (Friedrichshain), along the Spree river.
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