Berlin Wall (cont’d)December 19, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 8 °C
This is a compilation of some of the other attractions of the German Wall visit.
The four upright vertical steel girders represented the site of one of the GDR guard towers. We also visited the Berlin Wall museum which profiled the type of people who tried to escape some of which were successful and some of which perished.
There was a well documented section of the wall called the “death strip” which was 80-100 metres wide between both walls and was patrolled by the GDR soldiers with orders to shoot to kill anyone who was attempting to escape from the East.
The wall was constantly being upgraded over a 30 year period so counteract more sophisticated attempts to escape by the increasingly frustrated people of the GDR whose rights were being increasingly stripped and also by the fact that families and relatives had been separated since the wall was constructed.Read more