Berlin Wall Trail
The renovation and expansion of the Berlin Wall Trail will create an improved, barrier-free green infrastructure in the future that will enable Berliners and guests of the city to explore the history of divided Germany on foot or by bike.
Covering a distance of 180 kilometres – 45 kilometres of which are on the outskirts of Berlin or across the city, and 135 kilometres on bordering Brandenburg territory – the Berlin Wall Trail follows the historic course of the Berlin Wall along the so-called Kolonnenwege (border control path), which were laid out by the GDR border troops for their patrols, and along the former customs routes in West Berlin. It also includes the Mauerpark and the Berlin Wall Memorial in its routing and connects a variety of sights in Berlin and Brandenburg's urban and surrounding landscape.
In addition to prominent sections in Berlin's inner city – such as the Brandenburg Gate and Checkpoint Charlie – the route also includes scenic sections, for example along the border with Potsdam's cultural landscape and the Havel. The Wall Trail is popular with locals and tourists alike, both as a unique testimony to history and as an active leisure activity. It is signposted along its entire length. More than 100 overview maps with aerial photos help with orientation, 40 information stations of the "Berlin Wall History Mile" offer multilingual information and photographic material about the German division, the Berlin Wall and the events that took place at the respective stations.