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Discovering the Berlin Wall

The only building right next to the Wall to survive its
construction and expansion can be found on the Flutgraben
channel in the Treptow borough of Berlin. Now artist studios,
the building belonged to a state-owned company in the GDR
era. The guided tour explores this most unusual part of the
Berlin Wall. Visitors are shown barricaded windows, border
soldiers’ inscriptions and the remains of signal installations
and are taken up to the 20-meter-high roof overlooking the
Spree and Osthafen which served as a sentry point for GDR
border troops until 1989. > READ MORE (PDF)

The guided tour at Atelierhaus am Flutgraben makes the
local history of the Berlin Wall visible. Moderated by
experienced guides it is open to adults and teenagers 14
years and up accompanied by parents or teachers, 20
people maximum. The tour takes 90 minutes approximately.

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Sentry path of GDR border troops on the roof
Photograph: Grenzläufte e.V.