Berlin Wall Facts – 70 Interesting Facts About the Berlin Wall
Facts on the Berlin Wall
There were 8 border crossings along the Berlin Wall.
President John F. Kennedy visited Berlin in 1963 to assure people that U.S. would not abandon them. The speech later came to be known as ‘Ich bin ein Berliner’.
President Ronald Reagan on June 12, 1987 made his “tear down the wall” speech, in from front of the Brandenburg Gate.
Margaret Thacther, British Prime Minister feared united Germany and tried to convince Russian leader Mikhail Gornachev to leave the wall as it is. French was even opposed to the fall of the wall.
The Berlin Wall trail follows the route of the former barrier that separated East and West Germany. It was completed in 2006.
The longest remaining section of the Berlin Wall is only eight-tenths of a mile line.
Today two rows of cobblestones are laid along the Berlin wall in the Berlin City.
The commemorative cobblestone has a German inscription “Berlin Wall 1961-1989” inscribed on it.