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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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This is well worth a visit. Not sure what I expected but it wasn't this. There is only a small section of the wall left but plenty of information around about the wall and the... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This is well worth a visit. Not sure what I expected but it wasn't this. There is only a small section of the wall left but plenty of information around about the wall and the history surrounding it. There is a memorial of photographs of the people who were killed whilst trying to escape to west Germany which is quite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Very informative. Very efficient. Cafe. Prepare to use hours more than ten minutes. The house (museum) is good but remember to walk along the street (east from house - there is a lot more information, chapel and so on.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

After seeing the East Side Gallery and Checkpoint Charlie earlier in our visit, this was a real disappointment. It is a row of iron poles (if they are even iron - They're brown and look old, so assumptions are being made). However, I will give credit to the witness accounts and pictures. They are truly touching and make the visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The memorial takes you to the real time when the berliermauer was in function. It has panels that explain the history and the victims

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We spent a couple of hours here just walking around the outside - there are numerous memorials, information spots and actual pieces of the Wall to see. Good to visualise and stop and reflect on all this. Then you go inside to the actual museum and there is another couple of hours worth featuring a very comprehensive display, over several... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There is no way around: you have to see the wall when you are in Berlin, although most parts of it already disappeared due to the construction and redevelopment of many neighborhoods in Berlin. But to actually stop, touch and think for a moment when you are at the wall is an absolute must-do for the Berlin tourist. It's not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We didn't really know what to expect when arriving, when we got there it was a large outdoor memorial showing old sections of the wall, tributes to those who died trying to cross it and information on the walls history. It was a sombre experience and worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A must see while visiting Berlin. For history buffs and political enthusiasts, so much information, narrative and video from the era. The view of the preserved section of the Wall from atop the memorial is a must see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The memorial is well done. You can go up a few levels to look out on a section of the wall that looks as it did before. Just a block down, they have a very nice video exhibit that lasts about fifteen minutes about the history of the wall.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have visited this place 6 times during the last 4 years and I always learn something new. There are great stories to be read about the building of the wall and the people who escaped or tried to escape. Very authentic and not like the fake ones that dominates the Checkpoint Charlie area. They have a great video about... More 

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