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Memorial of the Berlin Wall

Bernauer Strasse 111/119, 13355 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 467986666
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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.
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Bernauer Strasse 111/119, 13355 Berlin, Germany
Mitte
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Reviewed today

What an area! Lots of tour groups and a visitor centre. There is a church in the area which was destroyed and is now represented by a smaller church. The preserved wall area is best observed from the viewing platform at the visitor centre across...More

Thank roosda
Reviewed today via mobile

I came here with my School as a teenager and didnt appreciate it fully. Now 12years later I was really moved by the story telling and visual representations. Especially the sound stations do a good job of conveying the harschness of the times.

Thank Tay S
Reviewed today

The berlin wall was an amazing experience from the wall itself to the memorial. The wall has greffities one one side an none on the other. You can learn about berlin and its history, but also who was sacrificed. The history was well teached with...More

Thank Isabelle S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Given the size and importance of Berlin in history, I would have been expected a much better display. The signage was difficult to read especially when in the middle of masses of people who are all trying to read the same display.

Thank maryan5456
Reviewed yesterday

I was fascinated by the entire indoor/outdoor memorial. The informational panels, audio recordings, and wall murals spread along the outdoor section were informative and helped (along with the pieces of the graffitied wall, and more extensive rebar reconstruction of the entire final wall's location) really...More

Thank LANA H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Sobering experience to visit, a lot of information on different parts of history and the war, a must visit

Thank Drennan1986
Reviewed yesterday

We started from the visitor centre and watched the two 15 minute videos that are available in English and in German there. Cross the road and start at the beginning of Bernauer Strasse. There are many stops all along the Bernauer Strasse showing the site...More

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There are no words to describe the feelings when you actually see it...., sad and beautiful at the same time.

Thank Rascanu
Reviewed yesterday

the history of the berlin wall is so unique, to imagine it just happened a 2 decades ago! well described in detail

Thank sangeeta68
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was free when we visited, and it would definitely be worth paying for! There is an exhibition insight, which is about lives of Berliners during the wall era, then upstairs there is a viewing deck which shows you a no-man's land section that has...More

Thank Callum K
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Mitte
The centre of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights
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city's most expensive places to live. It is here the
oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence
of some significant transformations, as well. The
gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets
between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given
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A V
I'm interested in seeing this Check Point Charlie and a few other things. What is the best way to get around? Bus, train, taxi? How much is the bus/train? Are a lot of things centrally located? Is there bike rentals without the tours?
13 June 2017|
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Response from Debbie S | Reviewed this property |
We did all of our sights by metro train, buses & walking. Some days we averaged walking 10 klms. It is pretty easy to get around using the metro. Buy a day ticket (sorry been to so many places I can't remember how much, not... More
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whiskyman59
Are the exhibits in Germany only??
2 February 2017|
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Response from Sally G | Reviewed this property |
You can choose english to play the information out and it is written in English.
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pschneider1352
I am driving from Straslund, where would be the best place to park to visit the Berlin wall and surrounding area for the day.
23 September 2016|
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Response from Rovingpublover | Reviewed this property |
You might like to try driving to Bornhomer Strasse and parking on one of the surrounding streets. Have a look at the displays at the former crossing point there, then use the S-Bahn to get to Nordbahnhof (2 stops) where... More
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