"Herr Koch gave me Stasi diagrams and photographs of the 'border installation' at Bornholmer Strasse."
Crowds crossing the Bornholmer Bridge in the days after the fall of the Wall
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeCrowds crossing the Bornholmer Bridge in the days after the fall of the Wall - Credit: Robert Roeske

 The checkpoint at Bornholmer Strasse was designed to provide access to East Berlin for citizens of the Federal Republic of Germany. After the announcement was made in 1989 that travel restrictions would be lifted, this was one the places that citizens of the GDR rushed to.