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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
08:00 - 22:00
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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 is a fantastic place and shows all the history from the era. The photographs and accounts are fantastic

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 February 2015
Shaun M
Irthlingbourgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2015

It is a fantastic place and shows all the history from the era. The photographs and accounts are fantastic

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2015 via mobile

Was great and I felt the history, not crowded as I expected. Plenty of information about the wall and is in english and German.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2015

I recommend to everyone visiting Berlin to have a trip to this museum. It is shockingly interesting and gives a very well designed view of reality into life in East Germany and its wall

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2015

Learned a great deal whilst here. Being able to see the wall and get a feel for the history was really great. Not a huge place but does take quite a while to go around. Recommended if you're interested in the wall and the history that played up to it.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2015

The decaying remnants of a historic time for the country, the pieces of the Berlin wall lead the imagination to wonder what the city must have been like divided. A must-see attraction.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2015

Get off one of the city tour buses and walk back on the wall tour under your own steam. It's about 1.5 km long and has a few information points on the route.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2015

You can't go to Berlin and not see the wall. Unfortunately, before it could be conserved, it was so chiseled out from people wanting a piece of it, that it is hard to imagine what it originally looked like. It is very emotional to stand in front of it and try to imagine what it did and what it symbolized.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2015

Memorials are essential as is Holocaust day so as to help the generations of all ages to remember what happened and where and to ensure they don't let it ever happen again

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2015

Very little of The Wall remains and it's mainly for tourist purposes. Best viewed in the center of Berlin by hordes of tourist buses on a daily basis, it is a graffiti-stricken structure now.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2015

It is just inspiring. You feel speechless for a while as you reach there. We were a bit late, so could not get the passport stamped, but had ample time to capture the history in our cameras. They are trying their best to maintain it, so i request the visitors to be nice to the wall. Yes we all want... More 

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