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November 8, 2019

Escape tunnel underneath Berlin Wall opens to public

Associated Press

BERLIN — An escape tunnel underneath the Berlin Wall opened to the public on yesterday for the first time amid celebrations of the 30-year anniversary of the opening of communist East Germany's border.

The tunnel at Bernauer Strasse, near the city's main Wall memorial, was opened by Mayor Michael Mueller. He thanked those who started digging the 100-meter (yard) tunnel in late 1970, nine years after East Germany sealed its border.

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