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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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Inspiring - A must see in Berlin

The hard core of Berlin story. The cold war, Leaders, East against West, Ghost metro stations and evilness of a nation leaders . Its all there. once you are there, don't skip the... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hard core of Berlin story. The cold war, Leaders, East against West, Ghost metro stations and evilness of a nation leaders . Its all there. once you are there, don't skip the visitor center at Bernauer Straße 119. Go up to the observatory terrace to see how East Berlin was observed across its wall. Don't miss the story of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

not a lot to see at the wall itself but the museum across the road was very good and moving in parts. and the view from the top overlooking the wall was good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very moving. Very difficult to understand how people of the same nationality can do this to each other.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great place to get a a feel and understand of what it would have been like living in a divided city. The recreation of the no man's land is the best living example of how it would have been during it's existence.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Took us a bit of time to find where we were going but so glad we did. Such a good attraction to visit so informative and lots of different things to see. You cannot be in Berlin and not go here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although Berlin seems to ever be reinventing itself, there are still plenty of historical places to explore. This gives a very accurate picture of what it was like when the wall was up; how it was to live in the shadow of the wall.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The combination of seeing the remnants of the wall and this great memorial was very impactful. In particular the way the memorial brings it to life through individual stories is very powerful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was only very young when the wall came down so we decided to go here to find out a bit more about the history of the wall. Some of the facts and info are amazing to learn. in some ways the memorial is very sombre but if you are a history buff I would recommend adding this to your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I felt a visit was a must, but all over Berlin there are tributes to those who tried and failed and those who succeeded in escaping East Germany. When the wall was erected it was a sad time for Berliners, but I don't think that, until you are actually in Berlin, you realise the affect it had on the people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a free open area and with a little museum.. you will able to find part of the real Berlin wall... understand more about the comunism... the both sides (west and oest).. It's historic ride but with huge of informations!!! There is some "totens" with audio and photos explained about the wall, the died people.... You must visit this... More 

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