German town building a wall to separate locals and refugees

The barrier will be taller than the Berlin Wall

A huge stone wall is being erected in the Munich suburb of Neuperlach Sud to separate local residents and refugees. 

The four meter high wall, which will stand higher than the Berlin Wall, will be used to appease locals who had complained about the child refugee's shelter being built near them.

According to Russia Today, the plan to construct the wall was agreed by residents and approved by the Munich Administrative Court in June.

Not everyone is in agreement with construction of the barrier. Deputy District Chairman Guido Bucholtz described it as "absolute madness" and added that he "was frightened when [he] saw this monster of a wall."

Germany's open door policy towards refugees has come in for criticism and chancellor Angela Merkel recently admitted her policy had failed, saying: "If I could, I would go back in time to be better prepared for the refugee crisis in 2015, for which we were rather unprepared."

Germany has accepted over one million refugees since the crisis began although Bavaria's finance minister suggested in August that asylum seeker who entered Germany during the crisis should be relocated back to their home country within three years.