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Memorial of the Berlin Wall

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Address: Bernauer Strasse 111/119, 13355 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: +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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Walls and What They Represent -- Denial of Freedom

This is one of the stops on the Hop On Hop Off Bus Tours -- Definitely Hop Off --In addition to seeing a long section of the wall there is a small museum across the street with... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of the stops on the Hop On Hop Off Bus Tours -- Definitely Hop Off --In addition to seeing a long section of the wall there is a small museum across the street with photos and videos pertaining to the wall. Very little is written in English so I would recommend brining along a guide book. There... More 

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Fermanagh, N. Ireland
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OK, its just a wall. But it has to be seen on any visit to Berlin. Reinforces all the history story you have ever heard. Very touching.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pieces of the Berlin Wall remain and have been painted by artists. There is also, imbedded in the ground, a stone path illustrating exactly where the wall was located.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The memorial (and what's left of the wall) provide essential perspective for young people (particularly those born after the fall of the wall who don't remember what a monumental event it was) on the wall, what it meant, and what caused it to be brought down. Many young folks don't realize, through lack of and/or bias in education, that the... More 

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Visited on a dull dark day which added to the view from the platform built so you can see where the wall and no man's land was. Visitor centre Doesn't take long to walk round but the grounds do with various plaques to read and audio station's to listen too. Also explains the battle the authority's had to stop the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited this on a bitterly cold day (26th Novemebr 2016) - as soon as you get off the U line you start to walk down Bernauer Strasse pas tthe various nfomation points, sculptures, murals, huge photo's, escape tunnel route markings and more. This is the famous street split down the middle by the wall and is jam packed with interesting... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Its a part of history and you wouldn't surely want to miss this one. The Sanderman's walking tour was good.

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Visited today, not much of the wall left but at the memorial is a description of what happened there and photo of those who died trying to escape, even children.

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Great for sightseeing and learning the center is free to look around and a lot is in english too as well as German. Learnt loads use Google maps to find memorial building and walk from there to see walls

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fabulous, the best place to see a whole section of the wall and its workings. The viewing tour and museum opposite afford a great view of the whole area. Do not be put off there is a lift to the top.

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