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Günter Litfin Memorial

© Berlin Wall Foundation, Photo: Gesa Simons

Guided Tour

The Günter Litfin Memorial

The Günter Litfin Memorial is situated in a former command post of the GDR border troops. Günter Litfin was shot and killed not far from here while trying to escape on August 24, 1961. On the tour participants learn the little-known story of Günter Litfin and his brother Jürgen Litfin. After 1989 Jürgen Litfin saved the command post from falling into decay and being demolished and created a memorial for his brother in the tower. The historical site is also used to explain how the GDR border regime functioned.

Günter Litfin Memorial
Adults, Schools & Organizations
Group size
Max. 10 persons
1 hour
German, English, French, Italian
The tour is free of charge
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Günter Litfin Memorial


The tower is not barrier-free. You can find more information here.

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