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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...

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 great to see some of the history berlin has to offer, it really explains why the wall was there and what happened.

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It was great to see some of the history berlin has to offer, it really explains why the wall was there and what happened.

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Although not in the centre of Berlin it is worth travelling out to this memorial. You get the full idea of the wall and lots of interesting facts. It is free. Well laid out over a good half kilometre.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I understand that the memorial had only just opened the week before my arrival and I had not heard anything about it until I saw it on a Berlin tourist map. I'm so glad I made the effort to go. It was most interesting with not only visual but audio of stories re-told from people who had lived in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tears rolled down my face ...sad place too remember for those who had suffered ..now a time for reflection and healing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is strange how people can build walls to separate from each other, especially considering that the wall was dividing the same nation into 2 halves. These are history lessons that should have never been happen.

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Now days it's hard to believe that the city was divided by the wall to 2 separated regions and life in these 2 cities was significantly different.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I thought I knew about the Berlin Wall but I was wrong. The Wall Memorial certainly opens your eyes to the awful effect it had on people living on both sides. The separation of neighbours and families, the evicting of people from their homes followed by demolition of the same. This is a must see exhibition if you visit Berlin.

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We came here one afternoon and stayed until dark. It was so interesting to read about the people trying to escape - digging tunnels and jumping out of windows - and to see the wall, the death strip and everything just as it was. Definitely worth seeing if you are interested at all in divided Berlin.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was delighted to see so many people come here. The Berliners have done a superb job putting this together, and there is so much to learn about and experience.

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Most of the Berlin Wall doesn't exist any longer (except the East Side Gallery) an several short pieces. It was dismantled and forgotten after Germany's reunification in 1989. More of the old "death strip" is preserved at the Bernauer Strasse, site of many successful and deadly attempts to flee East Germany. The observation tower (with elevator) allows for an overview... More 

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