Bike Touring Highlight
Even many Berliners don't know how rural their city can be. In this northern corner of Berlin you are surrounded by nature and nature reserves, here are the Tegeler Fließ, the Köppchensee and the Barnim Nature Park. But the Berlin Wall also ran through this area. Shortly before the wall was built, a shepherd and his flock of sheep had managed to escape to the west - there was already a guarded border, but no wall yet. He wanted to avoid compulsory collectivization in the GDR and was one of many thousands who left the state every month. In order to end this mass migration, the wall was built in the first place. In the beginning it consisted only of multi-row barbed wire. The border fortifications were gradually expanded and further developed until the border finally seemed completely insurmountable in the 80s. The peaceful revolution of the citizens of the GDR finally brought down the wall and overcame the border.
February 3, 2020
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