Memorial of the Berlin Wall

Memorial of the Berlin Wall

Memorial of the Berlin Wall
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Mitte (Borough)
How to get there
  • Nordbahnhof • 5 min walk
  • Bernauer Straße • 7 min walk
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  • Yann Renaud
    Switzerland811 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very moving exposition
    Very moving outside exposition about the Berlin Wall, retracing its whole history with images and wall rests. Visiting it properly takes around 2 hours, but just by walking around and looking at the pictures, you get an idea of what happened here. A must-see in Berlin!
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 March 2023
  • Graham A
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A nicely presented timelined history of the dividing Wall
    A walk from the Bernauer Strasse Station gives a good open air example of the wall and where it ran, supported by display material for all to read. From here you continue to the Memorial building to see further displays to explain what life was like for the Berliners leading up to why the Wall was built and the consequences during the years of its existence. From the Museum tower you can see the path of the Wall complete with a Watchtower. A well worth visit.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 11 March 2023
  • Tomas A
    Chelmsford, United Kingdom19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breathtaking journey
    Absolutely perfect place where you gain lots of imagination about the life behind the wall. It’s beautiful journey and there is just information centre with the view. We spent there couple hours over the afternoon and I have to say it was a peak of my trip in Berlin.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 26 March 2023
  • CW
    Germany124 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the Most Historical Places in Berlin
    A small part of what is left of the Berlin wall and the skeleton of the wall can be found here at The Berlin Wall Memorial. A dense and emotionally heavy history of Germany lies at the once separated East and West of Germany, when overnight the GDR forcefully built a wall. Separating the country and its people for 28 years, from 1961-1989. The preservation of the wall portrays the stories and encounters of survivors and those who failed at escaping from the East to the West of Germany. A must see and need to visit location when in Berlin, it is one of the many main histories of Berlin and Germany which formed the country it is today. The location is open air and fully accessible to the public. There are no entry fees nor reservations required. Drop by at any time of the night or day whenever you have the time to.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 March 2023
  • John
    Woodend, New Zealand7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hugely interesting - learnt a lot
    Fantastic preservation of part of the Berlin wall. The grounds are worth visiting and walking through - well laid out display stations. Don't miss the museum itself across the road - the displays are very comprehensive and there is a good video of the fall of the wall on the top floor. The viewing platform of the preserved section of the 2 walls and no-mans land is also worth spending time at.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 23 April 2023
  • WorldTravelerSoCal
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin286 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Berin Wall Memorial brings back Cold War Memories
    We grew up as small children in the USA with the threat of WW3 for many years. Berlin was the hot spot with the US and USSR only blocks away from each other. The museum give a lot of detail on the building of the wall in 1961 by the Soviets and East Germans. It is a must see if you come to Berlin
    Visited May 2023
    Written 22 May 2023
  • Stephen
    Swanscombe, United Kingdom13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Monument to the Cold War
    The Berlin Wall Memorial German is a powerful reminder of the Cold War and the history of the divided city of Berlin. Located at the former border between East and West Germany, the memorial is made up of a concrete structure that is both a memorial to those who died during the Cold War and a reminder of the oppressive border that once divided the city. The memorial is made up of a series of concrete walls, watchtowers, and guard posts, as well as a museum and a memorial site. The museum provides a detailed look at the history of the Berlin Wall and the events leading up to its construction and fall. The memorial site includes a memorial book, a memorial plaque, and a memorial garden. Visitors can also take part in a guided tour of the memorial, which includes an audio-visual presentation of the history of the Berlin Wall and its impact on the lives of those who lived in East and West Germany. The Berlin Wall Memorial German is a must-see for anyone interested in learning more about the Cold War and the history of the divided city.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 May 2023
  • Claudia C
    Monza, Italy66 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don’t miss it!
    If you have any interest in history do not miss this site, it is the one place in Berlin which gives you a sense of what life was like when the wall was up. There is a very informative museum across the street (and a small cafe if you need a pit stop) I found it phenomenally interesting and quite emotional! In the museum you can see videos and hear recordings of people who lived through that era and their experiences.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 June 2023
  • 27508518717
    World22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very good reminder of history
    Definitely worth visiting and to remember the past. A bit like an outdoors museum with lots of historical information. Several displays with information about the cold war and stories from this specific area.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 9 July 2023
  • 00Shawn00
    Swindon, United Kingdom278 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great visit
    We walked to the memorial from our hotel near Brandenburg gate. It was about an hours walk but really nice, with plenty of nice coffee shops and bakeries on the way so we managed to have a nice coffee and a potter around. The memorial itself it really worth it, and we very nearly didn’t go. It turned out to be one of the better parts of our visit, and we actually preferred it to the East Side gallery. It’s quite easy to miss parts so make sure you keep going right up past the mural of Conrad Schumann and eventually the memorial ends in a little alley way between some houses. If you stop off first at the visitor centre you can grab a load of leaflets with each one focussing on a specific part of the Berlin way e.g the history, the aftermath etc and that is really useful. There is a lot of information boards so just take your time and read everything, it is so worth it! After the first section you walk by a large metal wall. At the end, before you cross the road, go through the little alley and you end in what looks like it may be a car park?? However, you can then look through the gaps in the original concrete wall and see the preserved section between the east and west side walls with the tower, the original light posts and junction boxes etc to see what it would have looked like. Quite a lot of people walked by that so make sure you stop off. It’s the but at the end of the original cemetery where the large tower is still standing.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 July 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Very interesting to observe the history of the wall. There is videos and audios to learn more about it. I also advise to have a piece of apfel strudel at the delicious Café Libre! Friendly stafft and delicious coffee
Written 25 February 2024
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Martin B
Berlin, Germany6 contributions
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Jun 2023 • Family
The "Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer" offers a moving and informative look into the history of the Berlin Wall. Original wall segments and personal stories make for a powerful experience. Highly recommended for all visitors to Berlin.
Written 19 February 2024
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Tony Eyu Wei Chong
Singapore170 contributions
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Oct 2023 • Solo
It was recommended by my friend to visit this part of Berlin to see Berlin Wall.

It was fragments of the wall left with strong everlasting message to appreciate peace, and unity especially at these time.

It was drizzling and cold yet totally worth it.
Written 9 February 2024
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Michaela
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Jan 2024 • Couples
Both moving and educational, fantastic reminder of history within berlin, art work subtle but effective. Some people but mostly quite
Written 28 January 2024
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John P
Melbourne, Australia1,191 contributions
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Dec 2023 • Family
I found this very moving. It represents history I grew up with, news reports of young East Germans pointlessly killed by their own people. Looking at the memorial to these people and seeing their faces was moving but so too the realisation that a wall was constructed to separate two communities of the same city! How stupid we can be.
Written 17 January 2024
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Harrison F. Carter
Cologne, Germany10,853 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
It was both powerful and moving to visit... To observe and to learn more about... Remembering it coming down at the time of course. Glad to have visited.
Written 25 December 2023
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Lola
London, UK3 contributions
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Dec 2023 • Couples
Not only did I get to learn about the history of the wall, but I also got to see the symbolism behind the wall. It's amazing to think that such a powerful symbol of the Cold War still stands today. It's a must-see for anyone interested in history and symbolism!
Written 25 December 2023
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jktrock
Sagamihara, Japan738 contributions
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Oct 2023 • Family
Not gonna write about the place itself. If you are visiting Berlin, I am sure it’s on your list and it’s definitely worth visiting. Just bear in mind, it’s all outdoors so dress appropriately for the weather. With that being said, the gift shop across the street from the park sells Berlin Wall souvenirs (stones) way cheaper than at Checkpoint Charlie
Written 19 December 2023
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Manu
Houston, TX72 contributions
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Dec 2023 • Family
Really puts things into perspective. It is crazy how the city has been built around it. I wish you could follow the whole wall through the city to see where it used to be.
Written 15 December 2023
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tinylass
Sheffield, UK4,397 contributions
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Dec 2023 • Couples
Good place to brush up on your history as there is quite a lot of information about the area and what happened, including the people who attempted to climb the wall and didn't make it. Quite a big chunk of the wall is still up and also around the site. Very interesting and worth a visit.
Written 8 December 2023
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