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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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The Berlin Wall Memorial

This is a very interesting memorial. You will only see fragments of the wall with art on both sides. The memorial itself shows photos of those killed trying to get... read more

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This is a very interesting memorial. You will only see fragments of the wall with art on both sides. The memorial itself shows photos of those killed trying to get through---unsuccessfully. It is a very serious but special place.

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Very interesting and gives lots of information. Free to go to and gives an insight to life in a city divided.

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The stories that have been researched and added to the commonly known story of the Berlin Wall, make this a must visit. Photographs, letters, newspaper articles etc all transport you back in time. Well presented, sensitively researched - thought I would be in there for 15 mins - turned out to be more like 2 hours.

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It is an emotional place to go to but is is worth it. Is very beautiful and has a very special meaning. It's a piece of the world's history so don't miss it

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

i visited this site more than 20 years ago. now it has lost it's somber feeling. they have added on extra areas like a chapel? before it was just the wall and you got the sense of what it must felt like. now it's just a disneyland type of feel.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited Bernauer Strasse in 1967 and had the chance to look over the wall from one of the viewing platforms. The reconstruction did not show that picture but only a beautification, and that is a pity. Be aware of youngsters who make false collections.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Large remnants of the original wall are still here and parts which were removed are cleverly marked with large metal poles. You get an idea of how much upheaval was caused by the wall and feel the sadness of the place. The visitor centre is highly educational and gives a lot of interesting information about what life was like for... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Even when the exhibition building was closed on Monday, the explanations all over the place allowed a very good understanding of the political circumstances when then wall was built as well as when it was taken down.

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We didn't visit the visitors centre as we arrived late evening but still what we saw was very eye opening. The various information points were in English as well as German, the photos are just incredible for our generation who were still young when the wall came down. Well worth a trip over to see.

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A poignant reminder again to the cruelty of humans that once divided a nation xx and the hope it brought in its demise

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