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BWW4 Mauerpark - Lübars

9.16 mi
2.4 mph
100 ft
125 ft

Tour Overview

Tourstart an Gedenkstätte
0.26 mi
Im Mauerpark
0.45 mi
0.92 mi
1.38 mi
Japanische Zierkirschen
Kirschbaumallee an der Bösebrücke
1.54 mi
3.59 mi
4.26 mi
4.33 mi
6.38 mi
Berlin Bird

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Klaus went for a hike.

April 27, 2020


  • Klaus

    Berlin hiking trail 4
    From the Mauerpark to Lübars
    Berlin has 20 main green paths where you can hike, stroll or just go for a walk. The network of paths through the green corridors of the city spans more than 550 kilometers, where you are largely spared the flowing traffic and no longer perceive the noise of a big city as a nuisance.The hiking trail 4 runs in a south-north direction and largely accompanies the S-Bahn lines 8 and 26. The almost 15 km long route is characterized by a large number of green sections along the Wall Trail.We start the tour at the memorial to the escape tunnel on Schwedter Straße and are in Mauerpark after crossing Eberswalder Straße. It was formerly a parade ground, after the wall was built in 1961 the section belonged to the border area and was therefore a restricted area. After reunification (1989/1990), the Berliners quickly took possession of the fallow site and thus ensured that the former wall strip later became a public green space.
    Via the Schwedter Steg (a bridge for pedestrians and cyclists) we come to the Bösebrücke and Bornholmer Straße, which played a decisive role in the division of Berlin. The border crossing from West to East Berlin was the first border crossing in Berlin that opened its barriers after the press conference on November 9, 1989 and allowed thousands of GDR citizens to walk into the West without control.
    The section from Bornholmer Strasse to Wollankstrasse is particularly beautiful in spring when the cherry trees bloom to the right and left of the path. Behind the S-Bahn station Wollankstraße it is quieter, the flow of traffic is less and nature is greener. Up to the street at the Nordgraben we move almost exclusively on wide bike and footpaths in the green belt. But also in the further course up to the Wilhelmsruher Damm you can cycle and hike well.Before crossing the dam you should look at a small (unusual) monument that is hidden behind trees. It is an object (Berlin Bird) by the Scottish artist George Wyllie, who commissioned this work of art in 1988 in cooperation with the youth art school ATRIUM. The action was watched by the then border guards of the GDR at their “state border” with a throaty eye when a steel bird looked over the wall.It gets more and more rural, with hilly sections, until we have reached the smallest Berlin village, Lübars. However, the last few meters to the center of town, with the old village church and the huge erratic boulder found in a field near Lübars in 1956, the cyclists have to drive over bumpy cobblestones. Buses 222 and S 26 on Wilhelmsruher Damm offer connections back to the center. Text and photos: Klaus Tolkmitt

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    • May 19, 2020

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