Life on the Wall: Oderberger Straße

The Oderberger Straße, which is now a tourist attraction, was a dead end 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.

The guided tour is aimed at groups in accordance with the current pandemic regulations. It can be booked through our Visitor Services.


Target audience: Secondary level II

Duration: 1,5 h

Topic: GDR, Berlin Wall, Everyday life, 1970s, 1980s

free of charge



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