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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 amazing to see the wall and the memorials to those who attempted to climb the wall but failed. The atmosphere is now one of peace but it's easy to see how different it once... read more

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Donaghadee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was amazing to see the wall and the memorials to those who attempted to climb the wall but failed. The atmosphere is now one of peace but it's easy to see how different it once was.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

People my age (44) will well remember the wall going down and standing here brought it all into perspective. It is just a wall but that takes nothing away from the monumental historical event that burns in the mind. I enjoyed buying a piece of the wall at local shops for a small price. A great memory of our trip... More 

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Thank Belinda C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Thanks for keeping this part of the wall-area to show us the facts of the horrible wall and dead-zone much better than pictures. Shows also the story of a few people who tried to get to the West-Berlin via the area

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Those with an interest in the Cold War should definitely visit this place: a very interesting view on how life was near the Berlin Wall, with lots of footage, pictures and even some relics. There are some fascinating stories of how people tried to get from East to West and how they had to get more creative as the war... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The memorial park might not have the longest surviving section of the Wall, but the Memorial provides an excellent presentation on the history of the Wall. The outdoor exhibition centre provides a graphical account and I particularly liked the numbered plaques which provide details of individuals. Well worth seeing and walking the 1.4 k. Length!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The infamous Berlin Wall deciding post WWII, was built in 1961, to permanently separate Communist East Berlin from West Berlin. The wall was dismantled post Peristroika era and crumbling of Soviet Union in 1994. Painful history of innocent civilians killed by armed forces , while attempting to cross the wall comes to your mind when you see the small portion... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was nowhere near as heavy as Topography of Terror but educational nonetheless. Well worth a visit to understand more about what Berlin went through in its time as a divided city. Well worth the train ride to see it and try to imagine what it would have been like living during that era.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well worth a trip to this memorial to see part of the infamous wall and learn more about its construction, purpose and the impact it had on people of both sides.

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Gosford, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful place, very emotional. Loved the atmosphere and how it affected everyone that visited. Make a whole day out of visiting the memorial, make sure to bring essentials to save buying while you're out eg. food water or snacks. Wear walking shoes if youre plaaning to walk the city, good way to visit the site.

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I only visited the outside exhibition which was free of charge. There is an exhibition of pictures of people killed trying to cross the wall. Touching. Part of the wall is also still standing around the park.

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