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Walk Along the Berlin Wall - A Self-Guided Tour Through Germany’s Capital City- Day 2

Hey, you!

Welcome, or welcome back if you’ve come to this blog as a follow-up to Busy in Berlin: Day 1 Walking Tour Itinerary of Germany’s Capital City.

In the first blog, we gave you the deets on how to get from the German Parliament, to the Brandenburg Gate, and then through the Memorial of the Murdered Jews of Europe by foot. We also shared a handful of know before you go tips to make cruising the city fun and easy.

This is the itinerary for day two.

We think any visitor to Berlin would love this tour, but we curated it for those with a special interest in historical and popular culture. There are five stops in this itinerary - all along the Berlin Wall.

Let’s get started.

FIRST STOP: Mauerpark, Gleimstraße 55, 10437

We start this tour at Mauerpark. Today, you’ll find families, cyclists, joggers, and musicians at Mauerpark, but for nearly three decades it was part of the heaviest patrolled parts of the Berlin Wall.

If you close your eyes and imagine what the Berlin Wall looks like, you might envision a concrete wall painted with street art. That’s what you’ll see at Mauerpark. An 800 m strip of the Berlin Wall remains in the park as a monument, and serves as a canvas for graffiti artists. Interestingly, graffiti is illegal and punishable throughout Berlin - except in Mauerpark.

If your visit falls on a Sunday, check out the Mauerpark flea market. It’s open 9AM to 6PM and is an indulgence for thrifters.

The second stop on this tour is an easy 20-minute walk down Bernauer Strauss. Plug your phone into your battery pack and tuck it away during this walk. You’ll want to have juice when you arrive at the Berlin Wall Memorial.

SECOND STOP: Berlin Wall Memorial, Bernauer Str. 111, 13355

When you arrive at The Berlin Wall Memorial on Bernauer, you will have arrived at the one of the most significant memorials dedicated to the Berlin Wall. Here you can take a self-guided tour using your phone. Through texts, photos, and audio recordings you’ll learn about the construction and destruction of the Berlin Wall. There are three tour options available based on how long you plan to stay: 30 minutes, 75 minutes, or 120 minutes.

When your tour is over, you’re ready to make your way to the third stop - Potsdamer Platz. We suggest grabbing an Uber or a ticket from the BVG App and hopping on public transit to get there.

THIRD STOP: Potsdamer Platz, 10785