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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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Brilliant museum and free

We visited on a cold December morning, and found this museum to be one of the best sights in Berlin. There are some heart moving stories on the ground floor and then a staircase... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited on a cold December morning, and found this museum to be one of the best sights in Berlin. There are some heart moving stories on the ground floor and then a staircase takes you to a viewing point where you can view how the wall was laid out with graphics depicting the borders. Well worth a visit.

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Definitely a must see if you are going to Berlin. Alot of tourists on little groups with guides, but the area is large so you aren't overwhelmed with lots of people. It hits home when you see the memorial to the people who lost their lives trying to escape to the west. A must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My first trip to Berlin and my first "sight" in the city. It was really interesting and educational to see the wall as it existed and how it is today. The history behind the area the wall was built on, the guards employed to secure the wall, and those who lost their lives desperate to get over it. Important sight.

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Do not overlook the memorial exhibition which is about halfway along the wall in the building opposite the watchtower.

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Depressing with remaining pieces of the wall which are tall. The frescoes are sad and in general the point disappoint

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Travelling in Berlin in January is very cold and snowy so be aware! A must see for sure but keep warm and also take the time to read the small placards around the wall as this will contextualise your visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A visit on our last afternoon, didnothave time to go in the information centre or up the lookout. Will do this next time.It was very interesting walking where the wall had been and reading the information boards and looking at the pictures.Also listening to the audio and looking at the reconstructed ruins.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent over hour reading personal accounts for people whose lives had been affected by the Wall in many different ways. There was fulsome historical material and archival footage to complement these first hand accounts. The view from the observation tower across to the preserved Death Strip and the rebuilt Church of Reconciliaton really gives a sense of how things... More 

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We were at checkpoint Charlie area which I could not find on this sit to review. Its little emotional place. Must see. 2014

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I did this as part of a Sandeman tour it was really cool! great to see the preserved area and learn about the wall and those that died including the escapees and those affected by the apartment building. Plus the view of Berlin is phenomenal makes for great pics!

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