The Wall Museum
The Wall Museum
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Speciality MuseumsHistory Museums
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
The Wall Museum Berlin is located just next to the famous East Side Gallery Berlin - the last remaining piece of the Berlin Wall in the city centre of Berlin. The innovative multimedia Wall Museum presents Berlin’s recent history in a unique and enthralling way. From the beginning of the Cold War in 1945 until Reunification and via the dramatic building of the Berlin Wall in 1961, history is brought to life in 13 themed rooms using various original film documents and interviews. It is a must for all who want to discover the truth behind the Wall and how it changed this exceptional city. Walking along the East Side Gallery after visiting the Wall Museum gives you a completly new look at this monument and the art it shows.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighbourhood: Friedrichshain
When you arrive at Warschauer Strasse in the heart of the district, you have found one of Berlin’s party hotspots. At night in Friedrichshain, the energy is palpable and the streets of this old worker's quarter are full of street musicians. On one hand, you may find a bar with international crowds, electronic music, long lines and panoramic views - on the other, an outside venue by old train yards featuring decrepit buildings and live alternative music. No matter your taste, the best way to end a night out in Friedrichshain is sitting by the Spree River at the East side gallery, the longest and best preserved piece of the Berlin Wall, watching the sun rise over the beautiful Oberbaum Bridge.
How to get there
  • Schlesisches Tor • 4 min walk
  • Warschauer Straße • 5 min walk
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David B
El Barco de Avila, Spain660 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
We took the City Circle Hop On Hop Off bus out to the East Side Gallery and visited this effective history of the Berlin wall next to the longest remaining stretch. The museum uses newsreels and screens to tell the story of the wall from the end of WW2 through the construction of the wall, the escape attempts, the fall of the wall and other related topics. It was well done and very interesting.
Written 2 June 2023
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jla113
aberdeen351 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Im old enough to remember seeing the wall come down on TV when it happened so after going to see the wall that is left we came in here to remind us of what happened. Really interesting museum, not too long and gives a great reminder of why the wall was put up, and all that happened in order for the wall to come down. would defo recommend a visit if you've come all the way to see the wall itself
Written 6 December 2023
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Sharron R
63 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
To be honest, we popped in looking for a toilet before walking along the Eastside Gallery; however we thankfully decided to do the museum...so glad we did!

As a teenager in yorkshire in the 80's i was 'aware' of the Berlin Wall, i remember news reports people being shot trying to get across...but what it was/represented etc passed me by.
I thanks to the museum, now understand so much more and there were some emotional moments. Highly recommend.
Written 22 February 2020
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OneSaltyNut
Brooklyn, NY8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
On their website, it says last admission is at 6:30 pm. We arrived at 6:20 and were denied admission. We walked 25 mins to get there and as a tourist, it’s kind of inconvenient to tell someone to come back the next day when they might not have another day to do so. We are very quick and could have seen it all super fast considering the place closed at 7 pm. Really unfortunate!!!
Written 11 November 2022
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We are sorry for the bad experience. We will talk to our staff about this so this doesn't happen again.
Written 16 December 2022
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MissAJ1987
Limerick, Ireland125 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Solo
The Wall Museum has many photos and videos from when the Berlin Wall was constructed to when it was taken down. It’s all on one floor and the flow of the museum is good. I feel the price was a bit much for what it is but was still a good visit
Written 20 April 2018
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SixpackDC
Washington DC, DC278 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019 • Solo
The museum is different from the East Side Gallery...I see a lot of pictures of the East Side Gallery here...which is right next door...but they are two different attractions.
When I approached museum, there was a guy with flyers trying to convince the tourists to go to the museum. That was the first warning. The museum was located above what appeared to be a pirate-themed restaurant. That was the second warning. I had to go up 4 flights up a narrow and shabby stairwell to get to the entrance...third warning.

Now for the museum itself...I love history and I love museums and visited many while in Berlin...but this is a strange one. Basically, it consists of a series of small rooms (the size of a typical apartment living room) with screens playing videos. There were maybe 4-5 manikins (I mean like the one you find in a department store) wearing uniforms. There was one small room that was suppose to represent a living room during the 60'-'70s...looked like a few pieces of furniture from a flea market...that was the extend of the "exhibits."

Each room was separated by shabby curtains. It took me maybe less than 5 minutes to go through the whole place. I could have learned a lot more from watching videos on YouTube...

I am quite surprised by the relatively high ratings here....this might be an instance of people confusing the subject matter (a very sad and heavy part of German history) with what is basically a tourist trap...had to pay over 10 Euros....with a discount for bringing in the flyer that I got from the guy downstairs.
Written 2 August 2019
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ray504
Amsterdam, The Netherlands5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
No original content to call this a museum. Mostly TV screens showing TV clips and content that is available on the Net and mannequins wearing not too authentic military uniforms. Ticket price is expensive and experience does not justify the expenditure. You are better off visiting the museum island where you get to see visit 5 museums for combined ticket price less than the Berlin Wall museum.
Written 29 December 2019
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Fah230
London, UK22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This museum is great! It’s informative and done using multi media making it a really immersive experience. It was great to have a mix of film, photos & reading to get a good understanding of the history of the wall. Definitely worth a visit!
Written 19 October 2019
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Sue W
Canberra, Australia64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2019 • Couples
I don't understand the previous bad reviews - the rooms weren't noisy and the tvs were on silent and people had to use headphones or read subtitles. There were no strobes when we visited. The rooms were hot though. The displays are very interesting, and yes, you have to read a bit, but there are also lots of stories told by people who lived through the time - some very sad stories which made us think. Some of these stories will stay with me forever. Highly recommended.
Written 1 July 2019
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JoJ
London, UK1,058 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Friends
Museum is small but has so much video and pictorial evidence from the time preceding, during and after the Berlin Wall fell. This is a great way to learn the history. Tickets are €12.50 but make sure you speak with one of the guys advertising the museum outside, we did and he gave us a discount to €5, you will need to tell them at the ticket desk. This was a promotional Easter rate, so might not be available all the time but worth a try. Staff are friendly but this is a self guided tour, you have to wait to enter certain rooms as the video is on a loop, not more than a few minutes though. Highly recommended.
Written 16 April 2017
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