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Memorial of the Berlin Wall

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Address: Bernauer Strasse 111/119, 13355 Berlin, Germany
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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.


Visitors to the Berlin Wall Memorial who have a smartphone or a tablet computer with internet access at their disposal have the opportunity to select an individual tour of the memorial grounds for themselves on the memorial's mobile website berliner-mauer.mobi.

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This memorial is breathtaking. as you walk along the memorial it gives you infomation and photos of all the terrible things that occurred there, you feel like your standing in a... read more

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This memorial is breathtaking. as you walk along the memorial it gives you infomation and photos of all the terrible things that occurred there, you feel like your standing in a place that hold central gravity to things around you. That is one thing off the bucket list.

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A lovely quiet place to go and reflect on the tragedies caused by the Berlin Wall. Whilst doing so, however, you are bombarded by women with "charity clipboards"... well known to the local police, these women are actually pickpockets who have been known to snatch bags and/or steal wallets whilst you write down your email address for a non-existent petition!

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

To think of all the history behind this makes the journey so much more meaningful, a must see when you're in Berlin .

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Don't go to checkpoint Charlie... Nothing to see there but a bunch of tourists. Do this memorial in stead. First visit the visitor centre and watch the movie upstairs. So you get an idea about what happened there. Then start your trip heading towards the Bernauer Subway. Read all the signs on your way. Unbelievable what happened in that street.

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very interesting and gave lots of good historic information well worth a visit despite the cold and snow

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The photographs of the people who died trying to cross the wall is heart wrenching. It doesn't seem right to say we enjoyed this memorial but is was fantastic, the information provided is brief at the actual site but the museum offers a free video every 30 minutes - it is really informative and I would recommend watching it before... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

seeing all the pictures of the people who died makes you feel almost guilty. people should remain silent in this area, and not running and screaming around.

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While we felt this memorial could have been a bit more informative, there was enough details given to make you realize the impact of the wall. We noted that several markers along the wall said the same exact things. However, it was interesting to read about the wall from the view of the people/families who lived there at the time.... More 

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Great reminder of what people are capable of. It is a bit hidden, not so well marked, but it is nice neighbourhood for walking around..

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Great bit of history not too be missed. Free museum with plenty of intriguing photos and stories dueling dating escape success and failure stories.

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