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Memorial of the Berlin Wall
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Ranked #4 of 849 things to do in Berlin
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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. MOBILE TOURGUIDE 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase
Reviewed April 30, 2014

The Memorial accompanies a stretch of the wall still fairly intact along Bernauerstrasse. There are information boards with informative text and fascinating photographs, all of which convey the story of this utterly insane, tragic and unsettlingly recent piece of history. Stretches of the wall no longer standing are marked with iron poles, and the site of a watch tower is marked by a stark metal scupture of the same dimensions. It's all very absorbing and I spent most of a morning making my way along the street, taking it all in. When in Berlin, not to be missed.

Other missing stretches of the wall are tracked by a metal marker line set into roads and pavements, which takes you over the road into the Mauerpark, which is worth a look as well - there is a set of market stalls and food kiosks along the route of the wall, claiming the site of this terrible divisive thing for much gentler and more pleasant purposes.

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Reviewed April 29, 2014

this is an interesting and educational place to visit a good walk along the old wall site with some parts still visible. The story boards placed around the sites of incidents are really informative and the viewing tower give a great incite to the construction of the wall.

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Reviewed April 28, 2014

Starting off at the S bahn station walk along part of the route of the wall, the pictures and text take you along the wall showing you how it would have looked from the time leading up to the building of the wall to the time it came down. Parts of the wall remain throughout the city and form part of other historical sites but this memorial provides a complete story and along with the exhibit at Check Point Charlie are well worth the time required. The memorial continues to be developed and grow.

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Reviewed April 27, 2014

A big part of Berlin history, a must see! Take a visit and some time for contemplation ....... such a lot of history.

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Reviewed April 27, 2014

If you are English the 2 films on the hour in the centre itself -will give you the total picture historically and practically of the B. wall. So forget the Brick in the wall lyric about not needing no education and even if its sunny outside it still worth donating 30 mins. The shop is good too-sells an excellent 3 or 5 euro book with even more detail and pcards etc. Like the fact that the wall materials were used to build roads after demolition incl. the second largest component -Asbestos!! Then wander around the wrought iron and cement outside and deff. look at the shrine to the 136 martyrs to it- startling to see many my age!! And small wee babies and kids??!!

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