On the front lines of the Cold War, everyday life was rarely normal. The Berlin Wall divided families, friends, and a whole city in two, spawning countless escape attempts and a society where spying and being spied on were part of daily life.
Walking along the Berlin Wall, we see the scar that it left on the city. We explore the locations of successful and failed escape attempts as well as Stasi guardposts and security installations and discover what lengths people took to cross the Wall. Walking down the dead-end streets of former East Berlin and seeing the remains of a church and cemetery destroyed to make way for the Wall, we experience the effect it had on the city’s mindset and everyday life. Finally, you can relax after the tour at Mauerpark, Berlin’s popular fleamarket and Sunday hangout that is representative of the thriving and colorful city that Berlin has become since the Wall fell.