Tag: Cold War

Another Concrete Section in the Wall

The Berlin Wall went up early on a Sunday morning  on the 13th of August 1961 while most Berliners were still sleeping.  The military and some forced-into-volunteering people started demolishing the streets and installing the beginnings of a wall with concrete breeze blocks.  The wall cut through apartment buildings, cemeteries, gardens, etc without a care

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East Side Gallery

The East Side Gallery is a 1.3 kilometre section of the Berlin Wall that is still intact in the center of Berlin.  It is located on Muhlenstrasse between the Oberbaum Bridge and the Ostbahnhof.  It is the longest intact section of the Berlin Wall still in existence.  On one side of the wall is the

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