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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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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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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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Definitely a "Must see" for any Berlin trip.

If you really want to experience what the divided city was like you have to visit this place. As far as I know it is the only place you can get a genuine look at what the Berlin... read more

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you really want to experience what the divided city was like you have to visit this place. As far as I know it is the only place you can get a genuine look at what the Berlin wall really looked like and how it impacted individual families. The apartments around the grounds are as they were in the 60s.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very moving. Very sobering memorial. Properly reflects the utter tragedy of Soviet adventurism and its impact on Germany. Underlines the misguided nonsense and inhumanity of Soviet Communism.

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We walked here on a very, very wet Thursday. It's not close to many attractions but worth the walk. It's immaculately kept and allows you to get a real sense of what Berlin would have been like. You can walk around old sections of the wall, all of which have both English and German information. It's very poignant to learn... More 

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Growing up in The USA during the 60's East Berlin and The Wall was infamous - seeing remnents of the barrier was sobering, particularly as America is proposing erecting its own Berlin Wall. God help us.

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Want to understand the Berlin Wall. Then visit here. It's free, full of information and will answer all your questions. 5 minutes walk from the Nordbanhoff S station.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our visit to the Berlin Wall definitely superceded our expectations! We went expecting to see a stretch of the wall and a few boards with a bit of information relating to it. Instead, there was the Memorial museum which had 3 floors: The top floor allowed you to see over the wall at the original layout of the border with... More 

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One of the most moving places I have ever visited. Well worth a visit and take your time. Also the museum down under is not to be missed.

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Beautiful outdoor memorial! We preferred this site to the Checkpoint Charlie Museum. There are a lot of information boards along 'the Wall' traject and you can visit the museum at the other side of the street for free. We walked around for 2 hours, so make sure you are not on a tight schedule.

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Great place to visit. To see what is left of Berlin Wall. It's great to learn about the history behind the wall.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We do need this education actually! This was the most informative place i visited in Berlin. I loved it and enjoyed every aspect of this monument. Must-See!

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