West Berlin’s S-Bahn trains sped through the station without stopping, whereas East German trains traveled on new tracks from late-1961 along the so-called “Ulbricht curve” between barriers near the “ghost station”; see images below. The Berlin Wall was a heavily guarded police wall in Berlin, Germany that separated Communist East Berlin from democratic West Berlin. Source: Wikimedia. Just after midnight, 20-thousand people had already crossed the Bornholmer Strasse bridge and the inner-German/intra-Berlin border. 7cm breit. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! On the former East Berlin side is the Platz des 9. Die Ost-S-Bahnen (hier vorn im Bild) fuhren durch, genauso wie die West-S-Bahnen - dazwischen befand sich die Mauer. I made the above pictures labeled “HL” on 8 May 2015. November 1989, by the northeast corner of the bridge to commemorate that historic evening. The crossing was named after the street on which it is located, Bornholmer Straße ("Bornholm Street"), which in turn was named after the Danish Baltic Sea island of Bornholm. In den Jahren von 1976 bis 1979 absolvierte Jäger ein Studium an der Juristischen Hochschule des MfS in Potsdam. It is served by the Berlin S-Bahn and the M13 and 50 lines of the Berlin Straßenbahn. West Berlin BVG transport map, dated April 1989, 7 months before the fall of the Wall. Border guards began letting pedestrians and cars trickle across the border by 930pm. With its inauguration on 1 October 1935, the Bornholmer Strasse station saw S-Bahn train service from central Berlin north to the outlying towns of Bernau, Oranienburg, and Velten (e.g., 1936). Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), to open the gates wide open at around 1130pm, “Die Tore in der Mauer stehen weit offen,” Tagesthemen ARD, “Tor auf! Wir machen alles auf!” Stasi-Offizier (“We’re flooded with people! Oben im Türmchen des S-Bahnhofs hatten die Grenzer einen Ausguck. Berlin Wall and border crossings, by SansCulotte on Wikipedia (CC2). Zu Mauerzeiten war dieser komplett geschlossen. Picture likely from 1980s on an information pillar at the memorial; you can compare the above with similar pictures from the Stasi Mediathek. As a result, the vastly outnumbered soldiers had no way to hold back the huge crowd of East German citizens. Filem iki nuduhaké jam-jam pungkasan sadurungé Témbok Berlin dibukak ing tanggal 9 Novèmber 1989 ing Kori Pawatesan Bornholmer Strasse ing Jerman Wétan déné paréntahé Harald Schäfer. Wir kommen wieder, wir kommen wieder!”, S-Bahn Berlin routes S1, S2, S25, S26, S8, and S85, Damals-Heute (then and now) picture comparison, The Berlin Wall, 1961-1989 | Fotoeins Fotografie, Fotoeins Friday: 30 years after the fall of the Wall, 1 of 5. Tor auf! Die überforderten Grenzer der DDR, die nun ohne konkrete Befehle auf ihrem traditionell streng reglementierten Posten standen, mussten ihre gesamte Ausbildung über Bord werfen. November 1989 and the memorial, Bornholmer Strasse, facing east (HL), Platz des 9. Students from West Berlin encouraging East Berliners as they cross the border the day after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Immediately after news of East Germany's somewhat mistaken announcement on the removal of border controls by Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED) official Günter Schabowski was broadcast at 8:00pm on 9 November 1989,[1] thousands of East Germans began gathering at the Bornholmer Straße border crossing, demanding that border guards immediately open its gates to let them through to West Berlin.[1]. "Bornholmer Straße - Die unglaubliche, aber wahre Geschichte von Oberstleutnant Harald Schäfer" ARD-Film setzt DDR-Grenzer ein Denkmal. Hi, Matthias. Note the wall (labeled ‘W’) separating West and East Berlin, the absence of vehicular traffic near or around the bridge (labeled ‘B’), and secondary walls and physical obstructions at the border crossing (Grenzübergangsstelle, GÜSt) and bridge from the east side. Ware aus der DDR aus Restbeständen! •   “Bornholmer Strasse”, 88-minute movie in German about the border guards on the night the Wall fell. 29:35. November 1989 die Welt einiger DDR-Grenzsoldaten zusammenbrach – und … Bornholmer Straße Ostprodukte-Versand.de Abzeichen DDR NVA, Mützenkranz Offizier Lask - DDR Traditionsprodukte Silberfarbender Kranz mit Emblem in der Mitte, ca. On the night of 9 November 1989, the Berlin Wall opened here first, at the Bornholmer Strasse bridge border-crossing between East Berlin and West Berlin. Sie trug den Titel Die Bildung der Spezialistentruppen Sicherheit und Terrorabwehr in den Grenzzollämtern der Zollverwaltung der DDR als Voraussetzung zur zielgerichteten und differenzierten Einbeziehung der Angehörigen der Zollverwaltung der DDR in das System der Terrorabwehr an den Grenzübergangsstelle… Nur solange der Vorrat reicht. Only citizens of West Berlin and West Germany (FRG/BRD) could enter East Berlin at this crossing, whereas citizens of East Berlin and East Germany were forbidden from using the crossing into West Berlin. The crossing was named after the street on which it is located, Bornholmer Straße ("Bornholm Street"), which in turn was named after the Danish Baltic Sea island of Bornholm. Bornholmer Straße (pocapané [sytra:se]) iku sawijining filem drama komedi Jerman kang disutradarani Christian Schwochow lan dibabar taun 2014. Bornholmer Straße ist eine deutsche Tragikomödie von Regisseur Christian Schwochow aus dem Jahr 2014. […]. The surprised and overwhelmed guards made many hectic telephone calls to their superiors about the problem but it became clear that no one among the East German authorities would take personal responsibility for issuing orders to use lethal force. In a matter of hours, the 28-year Wall was rendered useless without a shot fired that night. The history and meaning of the Berlin Wall remain controversial, even three decades after its fall. West-Berlin bis 1990, mit den Grenzübergängen zur DDR (der Übergang Bornholmer Straße befindet sich oben rechts) Die Bösebrücke mit zahlreichen DDR-Bürgern vor dem Grenzübergang am 18. Since 9 November, the East German Ministry of the Interior has granted in excess of 10 million visas for private travel and more than 17500 permits for permanent departure from East Germany.” (. […] of the first places where people broke through the Wall was at Berlin’s Bornholmer Strasse crossing. Das Drehbuch ist den tatsächlichen Ereignissen dieser Nacht, in denen der damalige Kommandant Harald Jäger den Befehl gab, die Grenze zu öffnen, nachempfunden. We’re going to open everything!” Stasi officers), 0015h (1215am): “Wahnsinn”, “Irre”, “nicht zu fassen”. „Bornholmer Straße“ zeigt die Unsicherheit der Grenzposten, die zum Zerbrechen ihres Staatssystems oder zum Blutvergießen führen konnte, aus der Innensicht. The location of the border crossing between West- and East-Berlin at Bornholmer Strasse/Bosebrücke is indicated by a red rectangle. On 9 November 1989, the East German government announced new travel regulations which were incorrectly stated at a news conference. Guards at other road crossings also began letting people through. In den Rahmen der Endbewertung zählt viele Eigenarten, zum relevanten Testergebniss. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Berlin ghost stationsm as grey “no entry” symbols. 06.11.2014, 07:31 Uhr | Lars Schmidt Willy Brandt said: ‘Berlin will live on, and the Wall will come down. Foto: Imago Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. The filled red circle indicates the present-day location of the Platz des 9. Neal, thanks for your comment and for stopping by! •   Die Nacht, in der die Mauer fiel (The night the Wall fell), 30-minute YouTube video in German. Der Grenzübergang Bornholmer Straße war ein Grenzübergang an der Berliner Mauer von 1961 bis 1990; er verband die Bezirke Prenzlauer Berg und Wedding im Norden Berlins über die Bösebrücke. •   Kreuzberged provides a concise history of the Bornholmer Strasse bridge (in English). People cleared quickly through border crossing points, as seen here at Bornholmer Strasse. Wir kommen wieder, wir kommen wieder!” Ostberliner. Weitere Ideen zu Berliner mauer, Mauer, Berlin. But once word had gotten out East Berliners could travel “freely” across the “open border” into West Berlin without the onerous process of a travel visa, people gathered at various border crossings, including Bornholmer Strasse at around 8pm. Bornholmer Strasse was the northernmost of the seven road border-crossings between West and East Berlin. Material: Metall. Aug 13, 2019 - Iron Curtain @ The Spree, behind the Reichstag, Berlin early 90s. Ware aus der DDR aus Restbeständen! All border controls ceased on 1 July 1990 (day of monetary union), and checkpoints were no longer manned on 3 October 1990 (German Reunification Day). East German passport stamp from Bornholmer Straße border crossing. We also walked through an installation at Bornholmer Strasse, the site where the first break in the Berlin wall came late in the night of November 9, 1989. Facing south-southwest, S-Bahn Berlin trains at Bornholmer Strasse station with the Fernsehturm at left (HL), S-Bahn Bahnhof Bornholmer Strasse, opened 1 October 1935 (HL), Bösebrücke with tram tracks down the middle, facing west from Prenzlauer Berg side (HL), Bösebrücke, with Berlin Wall marker on southeast/Prenzlauer Berg side (HL), Platz des 9. •   Former border crossing at Bornholmer Strasse (berlin.de): English – German. Change ). Nur solange der Vorrat reicht. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Bundesarchiv Bild 183-T1021-0012, Berlin, Karl-Liebknecht-Straße, Fernsehturm, Nacht.jpg 800 × 587; 66 KB Bundestag Fernsehturm 03 2013.JPG 3,968 × 2,976; 5.59 … Hinten ist der S-Bahnhof Bornholmer Straße zu sehen. In der humorlastigen ersten Viertelstunde kommt „Bornholmer Straße“ noch wie Ostalgie-Unterhaltung der harmlosesten Art daher: Die routinierten Grenzer machen nämlich zunächst Jagd auf einen herrenlosen Hund, der sich von der Westberliner Seite aufs Grenzgelände geschlichen hat. East German border guards check cars on the first day of visa-free entry into East Germany for West Berlin and West Germany citizens on 24 December 1989. HL © 2020 | noch ein kanadischer Ort - 鹹水埠溫哥華, Facing north, divided tracks towards Bornholmer Strasse station (left-centre) and bridge. [2] In the hour that followed, around 20,000 people were able to cross the Bösebrücke bridge without being checked, and were welcomed by French soldiers and gendarmes. But hundreds gathered became thousands, and when it became clear no additional support was forthcoming to manage “control” of the border, border guards decided on their own initiative to open the gates wide open at around 1130pm to relieve mounting pressure and appease those who openly demanded free passage. I’ve crossed the border there many times and was glad to see how the area looks now. November 1989 (HL). Metal strips on the ground highlight events; for example: 2320h (1120pm): “Tor auf! At 9:20 p.m., in order to relieve some of the pressure created by the crowds, the guards let the first few people leave for West Berlin, although the head of the passport control unit Lieutenant-Colonel Harald Jäger had their passports stamped invalid, thus expatriating the passport holders without their knowledge. We’re coming!”), 2330h (1130pm): “Wir fluten jetzt! In der humorlastigen ersten Viertelstunde kommt „Bornholmer Straße“ noch wie Ostalgie-Unterhaltung der harmlosesten Art daher: Die routinierten Grenzer machen nämlich zunächst Jagd auf einen herrenlosen Hund, der sich von der Westberliner Seite aufs Grenzgelände geschlichen hat. ( Log Out /  Drawing on an extensive range of archival sources and interviews, this book profiles key memory activists who have fought to commemorate the history of the Berlin Wall and examines their role in the creation of a new German national narrative. Willy Brandt: ‘Berlin wird leben, und die Mauer wird fallen. Photo made in 1990 after the fall of the Wall (, Bösebrücke border-crossing on the West Berlin side, 1984 (By, Bundesarchiv (German Federal Archive), photo on 18 November 1989 by Robert Roeske. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Bornholmer Strasse station is identified as an open red rectangle. [1] Seine Abschlussarbeit zum Diplom-Juristen legte er 1981 im Range eines Majors vor. My translation of the original picture caption: “About one million East-German citizens visited West Berlin on Saturday (18 Nov 1989). The actual border between East and West Berlin ran along railway lines which were crossed by the Bösebrücke. 1:16:00. •   Damals-Heute (then and now) picture comparison, Chronik der Mauer, in German. '” (HL), Platz des 9. Thank you very much for putting together this interesting piece with such great photos and documents. ( Log Out /  Learn how your comment data is processed. Reichsbahner Jahn--Leben in der DDR 1985-- ... Bornholmer Straße (Documentary 2014) by Beste v TV.