Memorial of the Berlin Wall

Memorial of the Berlin Wall

Memorial of the Berlin Wall

Memorial of the Berlin Wall
4.5
10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday
10:00 - 18:00
Friday
10:00 - 18:00
Saturday
10:00 - 18:00
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
About
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. MOBILE TOURGUIDE 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 area
Address
Neighbourhood: Mitte (Borough)
How to get there
  • Nordbahnhof • 5 min walk
  • Bernauer Straße • 7 min walk
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Gregory R
Falkirk173 contributions
Exellent
Sep 2021
Covering a kilometer or so it provides lots of information on the history of the wall and the lives of the people affected by it. The visitor centre is closed on Mondays
Written 25 September 2021
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Elina K
Berlin, Germany3 contributions
Memorial of the wall
Sep 2021 • Couples
Where once was the wall that devided berlin, now stands what's left of it or just a trace on the ground. Heartbreaking.
Written 23 September 2021
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Joanna S
Bude Cornwall103 contributions
Thought Provoking
Sep 2021
Take time to listen to first hand accounts of living with the wall. This is obviously a weather dependant activity.
There are a couple of coffee shops along the route
Written 18 September 2021
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juergen p
Rayong, Thailand43 contributions
always sad and sure things like this should never happen again
Aug 2021
not being the first time here, still breathtaking and shocking how cruel mankind political handling could bring tragedy to families and friends in our world - great reminder of peace - just walk it !
Written 29 August 2021
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Θανάσης Η
Athens, Greece73 contributions
Shocking experience
Aug 2021
I was a kid when the wall fall in 1989, but i have seen many movies reffering to it... It is a strange feeling to walk, where, not so many years before, people were separated from their families or were shot trying to escape for a better life..
There are many information across the memorial where you can read many interesting thing about the facts that happened before, during and after the Wall era.

Hope that this, and similar memorials, stand forever and always remind us that peace is the only way to make our world better
Written 19 August 2021
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Albert Albrecht K
17 contributions
Its ok
Aug 2021 • Couples
Nothing special, its ok for memory but its nothing to be happy about. Why being happy and rape by allies and than decided? Its a part of history but part of a dark time
Written 18 August 2021
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JR_Cirpka
Apeldoorn, The Netherlands210 contributions
Impressive - in particular as part of the Mauerweg
Jul 2021
There are only a few places where one can feel the cold war situation. Even here at the memorial one can only imagine what it was. To really get a good feel about the magnitude, take a look also at the Mauerpark just north on the Mauerweg which surrounds whole of the former West-Berlin.
Written 29 July 2021
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Maferdash
Barcelona, Spain26 contributions
I live closeby
Jul 2021
... and we love to walk around the area, it's clean, modern, well taken care of. The people around very respectful and a lot of information to learn about. The museum is right in front, also highly recommended.
Written 27 July 2021
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Ahmed
Copenhagen, Denmark106 contributions
One of the best experience in Berlin
Jun 2021 • Family
It’s a must see place in Berlin. Really historical and makes you think of the history you’ve heard so many time about the wall and all the horrific things done by DDR upon their people.
A must see sight when you visit Berlin. The remaining wall takes you back to the history books.
Written 27 July 2021
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Bidule05
France592 contributions
Isabelle (France)
Sep 2020
The Wall Memorial, located on the former Wall Safety Zone or "Death Band", is a place of remembrance. We were impressed by this intact portion of the demarcation device, which provides an acurate view of the extent of the safety device.
We were amazed to see an original portion of the demarcation device, preserved in its entirety, with the interior wall, the rampart walk, the lighting pylons, the no man's land, the signal fence and the exterior wall. The explanatory panels are very clear. It gave us cold sweats!
In the very interesting documentation center (whose entry is free) close to Memorial, we learned that during its construction on August 13, 1961, the wall ran along the facades of the houses on the east side of Berlin and that the inhabitants tried to flee by jumping from the windows (sometimes from the 3rd floor of houses); then wall was then reinforced with barbed wire, alarms with guards and dogs.
In the documentation center, we saw many moving photographs as well as tragic videos showing attempts to escape by residents (some of whom were killed by jumping out of windows) of Bernauer Strasse to West Berlin.
From the platform at the top of the documentation center, we had a panoramic view of Berlin Wall Memorial with a portion of the wall intact!
Written 20 May 2021
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