Memorial of the Berlin Wall, Berlin

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Touch a piece of history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, the central memorial site of German division and reunification. At this open-air exhibit created in 1998, you'll learn why the country and the city were forcibly split for nearly three decades. The memorial incorporates a 60 m (200 ft) stretch of the original Berlin Wall, as well as the remains of several border installations and escape tunnels. At the visitors' center, you can pick up lots of materials detailing how the wall was created in the 1960s and dismantled in 1989. For a good view of the entire memorial grounds, climb up to the observation tower of the adjacent documentation center. A visit to Memorial of the Berlin Wall represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Berlin trip itinerary builder app to plot your vacation.
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  • Don't leave Berlin without a visit. This memorial gives you more than just an idea of what the wall was like and what it meant to live on the 'wrong' side of it or to be killed for trying to cross the...  more »
  • Expected a little more as it highlights the no-mans land aspect of the wall. You could view it from an observation deck across the road as well as peeking through gaps in the East German side. All bit...  more »
  • Period between 1961 and 1989 explained through film, photos, explanations and personal stories, as well as large outdoor site with wall parts and traces of tunnels etc. A must-see to better understand...  more »
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  • Sobering place to visit. But well set up. It stretches for several miles. I would suggest for the history enthusiast to plan on an entire day here. I could have used that much time. We planned on a morning and by noon we were too rushed. It is an exceptional way to understand the history of the Berlin wall and the realities of it. Really brought the truths to light and real. In my view this is the top Berlin Wall attraction overall. The art murals by the river in the SE region is very cool and extensive. Checkpoint charlie is entertaining but quite fake. Topography of Terror was very good too. But this one was for sure the best stop overall to learn about the wall. Try to spend a day. It is mostly outside so wear a hat and sunscreen if in summer months. Rain wear outside of that.
  • I believe, this is a very important memorial in German history. It shows the split of the city without sugar coating it. It remembers the people that were killed in their attempt to escape to freedom. It teaches about what happened using a lot of original documents, photos and recordings. But be aware, it's not a building but a park, meaning you will be outside and exposed to the weather.
  • This is quite something. Great experience and method of educating people of all ages. The memorial is spread out over a few blocks and it is full of interactive audio and video, with plenty of signage to help explain how people lived during the time the wall kept them apart. To top it off, there is a small shop, a museum and a view point to better capture the magnitude of the wall in its entirety. Truly a must see.
  • I really enjoyed stopping at the memorial, and walking the park here. Between the memorial, and the different places in the area's adjacent to the memorial that exhibit pieces of history from the wall it made for a great stop. I felt that you really get a feel of what that period of history was like. One spot I could stop at again and explore.
  • Really impressive part of the berlin wall. If the iron curtain is of any interest to you, this is definitely a place you can not skip. The museum itself closes at 6, but definitely worth the visit. It gives you a small insight into the view of the wall and atmosphere.
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