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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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+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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Beautifully thought out and extremely thought provoking. Provides historical relevance and takes you through a step by step account of the Berlin wall. At the top there is a... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautifully thought out and extremely thought provoking. Provides historical relevance and takes you through a step by step account of the Berlin wall. At the top there is a viewing tower that provides an amazing view and is a perfect photo op.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The historical background of this place makes it a must visit. You can see the bells from the church that used to be there, the wall (it isn't in its best conditions) and there are signs telling where people died and interactive stops that explain you some of the history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Truly a once in a lifetime experience! I absolutely loved this. I felt SO connected to history. This is a MUST SEE. So amazing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You must come and see the Berlin Wall, I think you need to see a length of wall to appreciate the height and length that separated West from East and the regime that inflicted this and separated families I found this deeply moving

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The memorial was respectful, interesting and interactive. Took around an hour for two people reading the majority (if not all) the displays. Behind with a small indoor exhibition and follows the trail of the wall to the corner where the iconic photo of the solider jumping over the wall was taken. Specific examples, photos and recorded survivor testimony were included... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The wall is a reminder of what can happen when jealousy, greed, and fear enters the heart. It is a piece of history left as a reminder to guard our hearts and respect freedom and human dignity. Between 1961 and 1990, Checkpoint Charlie stood as a gate between the East and the West either allowing foreigners to pass. Not much... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a must see for anybody visiting Berlin. It is a huge tourist attraction and is well done. The museum area contains a long section of the wall still standing in its original place. It is simply amazing to stand there and look at it. All through the city they have the pavement, sidewalks, and other areas marked to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed seeing the Memorial of the Berlin Wall while in the vicinity. This is absolutely wonderful and another "Must See" location while visiting Berlin.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wear you walking shoes. Explore the city on a tour bus you can get off and on. You will see more. Check out the local shops. You can find some interesting items.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Definitely a must do when traveling to Berlin, it really make you thinks of all those people that lost their lives due to the wall and all they were doing was trying to make a better life for themselves.

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