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Address: Bernauer Strasse 111/119, 13355 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: +49 30 467986666
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Description: The Berlin Wall Memorial is the central memorial site of German division...
The Berlin Wall Memorial is the central memorial site of German division, located in the middle of the capital. Situated at the historic site on Bernauer Strasse, it extends along 1.4 kilometers of the former border strip. The memorial contains the last piece of Berlin Wall with the preserved grounds behind it and is thus able to convey an impression of how the border fortifications developed until the end of the 1980s. The events that took place here together with the preserved historical remnants and traces of border obstacles on display help to make the history of Germany's division comprehensible to visitors. The memorial is part of the Berlin Wall Foundation, which also includes the Marienfelde Refugee Center Museum, the central site dedicated to the history of flight and emigration in divided Germany.
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This memorial is well worth a look. Not overtly maudlin but very informative and well thought out. Interpretive displays are very well done. Easy to spend an hour in this outdoor... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This memorial is well worth a look. Not overtly maudlin but very informative and well thought out. Interpretive displays are very well done. Easy to spend an hour in this outdoor memorial and you come away with a good sense of its history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We started at Bernauer Str and walked down. All the way down are information points telling the story of what happened to the people who lived right next to the wall and how the wall developed. There are two museums which give more detail. The first [the Documentation Centre] has a rooftop vantage point which gives great views of where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Well done wall Memorial in a park type setting. Can walk through at your pace. Away from all the tourist kitsch ( like that near Checkpoint Charlie)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

For those brought up in the sixties, this is a great place to visit. It brings back the memories of those uncertain times when news was frequently filled with escape attempts and confrontations over the wall. This place retains some of the features of the wall and it is certainly able to portray the feelings of the time. Sadly the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is a fantastic option if you want a museum experience that is outdoors. The grounds are beautiful and it is a great way to learn about the history of the wall. It is not the most uplifting experience of course, and try to find a general guide before going - the one thing is that since it is out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I did not like the fact that youngsters were leaping on the stones. It should be guarded. It gave a feeling of how the Jews felt in the ghettoes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We got to visualize the wall and its horrors. People were murdered by the DDR just because they wanted to live free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

as part of our Gate 1 tour we spent quite a bit of time at this site. Apparently there are a few places were the Berlin Wall still stands, as a remembrance to when Berlin was separated, and the people were not allowed to move from the area. Nearby they are also building an exhibit called Topographie des Terrors, open... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This memorial reminds us of improvement historical events...... Worth visiting. The environment is also nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

For decades, it was an empty lot where the headquarters of the SS operated. The locals help excavate and now there is an interactive museum telling the story of the Nazis and WWIi

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