Skråt over for U-Bahn-stationen Bernauerstrasse ligger den franske konditor Du Bonhour, der gør det ud i pariser-pâtisserie.
Fransk morgenmad med æg, croissanter, ost, brioche og pain au chocolat, og alt godt til eftermiddagskaffen, f.eks. små tærter og Monkey Bites (noget helt fortryllende af dej med kanel og mange kalorier). Et skønt, franskinspireret sted, hvor man bør unde sig selv et glas lyserøde bobler.
Brunnenstraße 39, 10115 Berlin U-Bhf Bernauerstrasse (U8)
Rain storms can be dangerous for those hiking in the mountains, but there’s no reason to worry about that here in flat Berlin: Magic Mountain in Wedding is worth a visit in any weather, provided you’re not afraid of heights. This mountain is all about climbing with parcourses with different levels of difficulty for climbing, while newbies can practise scrambling and then take a break at the café afterwards.
As a new highlight, since November 2019, an original escape tunnel from 1970/71 can be seen – eight metres below the surface. This is accessed via a visitors’ tunnel approximately 30 metres in length, which was built by Berlin Underworlds over a period of a year and a half. It is the only real escape tunnel which can still be visited today.
Ever since the SED regime erected the Berlin Wall in August 1961, there have been repeated attempts to cross the deadly barriers through the urban sewer system or self-dug tunnels, thus gaining access to freedom. The first tunnel project “ran” in October 1961, the last failed in 1982. In total, more than 70 tunnels were started, of which, however, only 19 were successful. Through them, over 300 citizens of the GDR managed to make it from East to West Berlin to freedom. There were spectacular successes, betrayals and bitter failures. Soon, a veritable “cat and mouse game” developed between the tunnel builders and the GDR State Security, with increasingly difficult conditions for the escape helpers and refugees.
On this two-hour tour, we not only tell stories of the escape tunnels. The Berlin ghost stations, their seemingly perfect security against so-called border violators, and the sealing off of the sewage system against underground escape attempts are also extensively covered.
After a visit to the themed exhibition rooms in the civil defence facility in Blochplatz, travel by “subway shuttle” to Bernauer Strasse, a hotspot during the building of the Wall and a focal point in escape tunnel construction. Over a distance of just 350 metres, the border installations here were tunnelled under seven times. The exceptionally low ground water level made the creation of deeper escape tunnels possible. Near this authentic historical setting, we return to the underground. In the cellars of the former Oswald-Berliner Brewery, we explain by means of original scale tunnel replicas betrayed and failed tunnel projects, as well as the two most successful and spectacular projects from the time of the Berlin Wall – “Tunnel 29” and “Tunnel 57”.
“Juden dürfen keine Haustiere mehr halten” – kan man stadig læse på et skilt i Bayrisches Viertel.
Her er historien stadig levende. I det tidligere jødiske kvarter kan man kigge både op på lygtepælene og ned i fortovet. Et kunstnerprojekt har fået lov at blive hængende: skilte, der på den ene side citerer en lov, med datoen for indførelsen, som begrænser jøders aktiviteter op gennem trediverne, og på den anden side en ikon, som betegner den pågældende restriktion. Her er historien en aktiv del af hverdagen.”