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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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+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.


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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A great few hours spent here don't miss the viewing platform. Very humbling and free to view as is all outside. Make sure you see

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 May 2015
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2015 via mobile

A great few hours spent here don't miss the viewing platform. Very humbling and free to view as is all outside. Make sure you see

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2015

Who goes to Berlin without seeing the Wall? There are so many places to view the wall but what is good, is that part of the Wall is just like it was during the Cold War which provides a great insight

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2015

It's not amazing or beautiful... but nowing that less than a hundred years ago you wouldn't have been able to cross the wall and there you are is amazing... There is the museum where you can see pictures and videos and go up to see the wall... and the wall itself

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2015

Considering this is only recent history this site is well worth a visit. Included within the site is the rebuilt Church of Reconciliation which is a story in itself. Not what I expected but very moving especially if you have a guide who can give you more background which puts the whole thing into context.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2015

If you want to see the wall and learn more about it then visit this location. It is one of many wall memorials located around the city but well worth a visit. It is easily accessable and free.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2015

if you want to learn how the berlin wall was built and read stories about people trying to jump over the mauer you shall visit this place. You will also see a part of the mauer which still stands there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015

Not sure what I expected but I found all the art, as well as some of the graffiti, very interesting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015

As a testament to the pain which Berlin suffered as it experienced a cultural divide for 30 years, a walk along the wall is a simple but strident reminder. The murals tell their own story.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015

We mustn't forget the history and this memorial is all about this. Beautiful sculpture of the Reconciliation Memorial- full of emotion.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2015

We were surprised this was a free experience as the quality and level of detail is very good. The majority of exhibits are outdoors and track the course of the original wall. There are interactive sections along the way as well as a couple of indoor centres. We did this on a wet and windy day and still enjoyed it.

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