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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
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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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Private Tour: Walk the Berlin Wall with a Historian Guide

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It's not a big place but if you want to understand the history of this city you must go through the wall and feel the memory of the tragedy

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It's not a big place but if you want to understand the history of this city you must go through the wall and feel the memory of the tragedy

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This is one of the historic place. It can be reached by bus and sbahn train. You can also buy replica of stamps, coins etc from here. The wall is broken but still a portion of it has been kept for tourists to visit.

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This really is emotionally confronting reading the information makes it more real and seeing faces of some of those during This time, yo can easily send well over an hour here reading.

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Like many people of my age I can remember very well where I was and waht I did when the "DDR" system collapsed, the gate in Berlin was opened, and the people in DDR could leave the DDR for a visit to West Germany, and East and West Germany were reunified. I stayed in the US at that time and... More 

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Easy to reach by Sbahn train. Make sure to check out the photo exhibits in Nordbahn station. Original part of wall remaining (I expected it to be thicker). Good signposting with photographic & historic detsil. Beware of scammers/pickpockets trying to elicit money from tourists (especially elderly female tourists).

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The tower was closed due to renovation during our visit so we were not able to see the wall from above. Worth it anyway. The visitor center has two floors of information; be prepared for a very sad topic. We must preserve the memories, sad as they are.

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Berlin is full of historical sites and the Memorial of the Berlin Wall is certainly a center piece. From our hotel we jumped off here from the hop on hop off bus tour. Very solemn Memorial.

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Its' hard to be in this place without feeling really affected by history. To understand how ex neighbors, friends, etc once got divided, how close the west actually was to the wall. And the risks people were willing to take to get across the wall. Worth visiting.

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A walk along the East Side Gallery is a must! The street art on the wall is outstanding. Hopeful, optimistic, gloomy and critical in equal measure.

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Free admission and very informative. Lots of reading but they do have sections of the wall and one of the watch towers.

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