The Berlin Wall 12+


Designed for iPhone

    • 4.0 • 1 Rating
    • Free

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The Berlin Wall separated East and West for 28 years, two months and 28 days. It divided the city, ran through buildings, made streets impassable, tore families, friends and lovers apart. But where exactly did the wall run? The app 'The Berlin Wall' gives a detailed answer. The exact course of the former wall is marked on an interactive map. At historically significant locations between the Brandenburger Tor and Potsdamer Platz, there are photos, audio clips and texts available on the subject. A free data package with further information on places of historical significance throughout Berlin and Potsdam can be downloaded within the app. The app serves as an interactive travel guide on site as well as a general information resource.
- Overview map with the course of the wall and points of interest (POIs)
- Filter option according to historical locations, escape routes, wall traces, exhibitions and monuments as well as border checkpoints
- Recommended tours along the former wall
- Navigation to the POIs
- Connection to public transport
- Film "Eingemauert! Die innerdeutsche Grenze" (in German)

The app is based on the website and is a joint project of the Federal Agency for Civic Education, Deutschlandradio and the Leibniz Center for Contemporary History Potsdam. In November 2011, this app won the most prestigious award in the field of political communication, the ”Politikaward”, and in 2012 it received the educational media prize “digita” and the “Comenius EduMedia” label.

Data protection
The app can be used without exposing your personal data. Usage data is exclusively processed in order to provide you with the selected application or service. This information is neither stored within the application nor passed on to third parties.

In order to be able to use the Berlin Wall app to the full extent, the app requires access to the following functions:

Precise localization based on GPS data and network information
Is required for:
- Route planning & determination of the position on the map
- Notifications when you are near a POI (explorer mode)
Please note: Continuous background-use of GPS in the can significantly reduce the battery life. (It is used for the explorer mode.)

Internet connection
Show network connection and network access
Is required for:
- Download of data packages, which contain most of the information about POIs & additional tours
- Route planning
- Link to the BVG website (Berlin public transport)

Files & storage
Reading, changing and deleting the contents of your memory space
Is required for:
- Installation of data packages


What’s New

Version 1.9.3

- location tracking in discovery mode updated
- name your newly created tours
- choose filters directly on map
- editorial change (imprint)

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

willatlguy ,

Great Design

So far I really like this. I paid for another similar app "Berlin Wall HD" and this free one is much better. Requests: please complete the drawing of the wall the rest of the way around the city and please release a version for iPad.

Reykjavik123 ,

Great map and stories

Simple to use, great map that shows route of wall and historic places. Interseting stories. Used this quite a lot when I visited Berlin and found myself in various neigborhoods of the city. Reccomended.

Friend of Patty ,

Great App!

The perfect way to get a real sense of the Wall. Great app.

App Privacy

The developer, bpb, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • User Content

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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