Eiskeller

The observation point next to the Lasszinssee, close to Schönwalder Allee and Eiskeller (“Ice cellar”), apparently so-called because the enclave was several degrees cooler in winter than the rest of Berlin, which made it an ideal storage place for ice from the Falkenhagener See. Three families were living on farms there when the Wall was built, later seven, and the only way to enter from Spandau was a 4 meter wide, 800 meter long road. In 1961 a young boy was held by border guards on his way home from school and after that the school children were escorted by British soldiers in armoured cars. It later turned out that he had skived off school and invented the whole story.