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Watchtower Berlin Wall

Watchtower Berlin Wall

Endangered watchtower at Potsdamer Platz

Close to Potsdamer Platz, a first-generation watchtower hides among the skyscrapers.

From this narrow lookout post on a concrete pedestal, two border guards kept an eye on the border strip towards Brandenburg Gate day and night. Two hundred identical towers disappeared from the streets together with the Berlin Wall, but this one emerged from the scene.

It was towed away from Leipziger Platz and parked a few meters away out of sight on Erna-Berger-Stra├če. Although the watchtower celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 2021, it was a minor celebration because it is threatened with demolition. That Mauer strives for salvation and wants to see him rise again in his original place.

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