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The 160-kilometre Berlin Wall Trail along the former border between the Federal Republic and the GDR runs for about 20 kilometres through Spandau on its western route.

Coming from the south, the Berlin Wall Trail begins at Kladow harbour after a ferry crossing from Wannsee S-Bahn station. The route takes you to Groß Glienicker See and then north past the former Heerstraße border crossing and up to Eiskeller. Along the way, you’ll encounter numerous historical sites and information on plaques and memorial markers. The northern section through the woods and meadows of Spandauer Forst is particularly attractive.

Tip: To reach the former exclave of Eiskeller, you have to take a slight detour from the actual trail. You can reward yourself for going the extra mile with an ice cream or a cold drink in Eiskeller.

Here are a selection of places along the route in Spandau.

At a glance

Signposts:

  • Anthracite bar on white background with the words “Berliner Mauerweg” and a watchtower on the left

More information: Berlin Wall Trail - Western part

Bundeswehr Military History Museum

Am Flugplatz Gatow 33, 14089 Berlin

Exclaves

  • Former exclaves of Fichtewiese, Erlengrund and Eiskeller
  • More information: Exclaves

Alt-Staaken village church

Hauptstraße 12, 13591 Berlin

  • When the city was divided, the village was surrounded by East German barricades
  • Inside is the mural “Reconciled Unity” by Gabriele Mucchi
  • More information: Alt-Staaken village church

Landhausgarten Dr. Max Fraenkel

Lüdickeweg 1, 14089 Berlin

Groß Glienicker See

  • Until 1990 the inner-German border ran through the lake

Gartenstadt Staaken

Am Heideberg 12, 13591 Berlin

  • One of the most important architectural heritage sites of the 20th century
  • A model for social housing
  • More information: Gartenstadt Staaken

Hahneberg

  • Local recreation area with Fort Hahneberg, Hahneberg nature reserve and observatory
  • More information: Hahneberg

Bürgerablage

Niederneuendorfer Allee 84, 13587 Berlin

  • Bathing area with sandy beach directly on the Havel

Spandauer Forst

Niederneuendorfer Allee, 13587 Berlin

  • One of the largest wooded areas in Berlin
  • More information: Spandauer Forst

City boundary at Falkensee

  • Information boards on the divided past
  • Memorial stone to German partition