Guided Tour

"Life on the Wall: Oderberger Straße"

The Oderberger Straße, which is now a tourist attraction, was a cul-de-sac until 1989 that ended at the wall. Because of its viewing platform on the west side, it not only became a “shop window to the east”, but was also under special observation by the SED regime. Many aspects of everyday life in the 1970s and 1980s in the GDR can still be traced along the street today. Shops and butchers tell of supplies and queues, pubs and bathing establishments of meeting places for neighborhood residents, old buildings of desolate housing conditions, secret meetings of East Berlin bohemians and Stasi spies.
The walk begins at the Museum in der Kulturbrauerei and ends at the location of the former viewing platform close to Mauerpark.

The guided tour can be booked through our Visitor Services.

At a glance

Target audience: Secondary level II, adults
Duration: 1,5 h
Topics: GDR, Berlin Wall, Everyday life, 1970s, 1980s
Free of charge


Visitor Services
Phone: +49 (0) 30 467 77 79-11
E-Mail: besucherdienst-berlin(at)