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Memorial of the Berlin Wall

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Address: Bernauer Strasse 111/119, 13355 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: +49 30 467986666
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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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It was truly awe inspiring to walk along this amazing piece of history. Germany has done a phenomenal job of preserving their past while at the same time as moving onward towards... read more

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very little of the actual wall left now but plenty of photographic evidence and actual footage of the fall of the wall

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was truly awe inspiring to walk along this amazing piece of history. Germany has done a phenomenal job of preserving their past while at the same time as moving onward towards the future. The wall has been left standing in some areas, but mostly consists of a marker on the ground depicting the separation of East and West Germany.... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not knowing much about the Berlin Wall, what it looked like, when it was built etc, the Memorial answered all my questions through films in a moderately sized room, probably seats about 200 maybe. I had no idea what the wall looked liked, why it was built etc. I found the whole experience extremely interesting and would recommend it, a... More 

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Brilliant trip to the Berlin Wall memorials all over the city with my partner , despite some initial reservations about it the tributes are outdoor museums and a wonderful resource to the city. Excellent explanations provided to all those not fully aware of it all (myself included) and beautiful anecdotes from those on both sides of the wall.

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In the surrounding area there are lots of interesting facts on walls , signs and parts of existing buildings. It is an emotional experience when you read the story's of people living in the surrounding buildings. The museum is full of amazing images and information and is one of the best museums in Berlin. You climb to a viewing platform... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

it's just the wall after all. And you can learn the history of it from dozens of sources without getting here and doing nothing.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When you walk along this memorial, read everything and then arrive at the watch tower you realise just how frightening and awful it was for the people trying to escape to the West and of course living with the Berlin Wall

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We all saw the Berlin Wall being brought down with such ceremony but you can still see the only bit that still remains standing. Free to go and see and only a 10 - 15 minute walk from Checkpoint Charlie. You can see the remnant of the wall as well as No mans land and where the other section of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you're going to Berlin then you simply must visit this memorial! It's a great way to learn all about the history of the wall, its fall, and to see remainders of it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Tourists flock to Checkpoint Charlie but to get a real understanding of the Berlin Wall and its impact on Berliners visit the Memorial on Bernauer Strasse. Best of all its all free.

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