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Memorial of the Berlin Wall

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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...more
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Bernauer Strasse 111, 13355 Berlin, Germany
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 16 February 2007

Wherever you travel in Berlin keep your eye open for pieces of the Berlin Wall. There is quite a decent stretch standing along the original line at Potsdamer Platz and information panels telling you of the history, but you will find other sections in random...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 29 December 2015

What a terrible place, dirty, litter, smokers (every second person) scribble/graffiti (described as art???) Get on a train and travel to Amsterdam SO much nicer

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Here's where you need to go if want to learn about Berlin's history and why the Berlin wall is so controversial.

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Reviewed yesterday

A reminder of the awful division of a city. Worth seeing once in your life. Spoilt by nearby shops feeding tourist tat.

Thank CarolineWarwick
Reviewed yesterday

At the memorial site you will get to see parts of the existing wall, pictures and images of how things where. It is an important memorial for all of us remember how important it is to treat everyone as equals and to never allow something...More

Thank Jan C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If time is a premium, simply visit the preserved section of the wall that is ( naturally) outside near the memorial with a sign “ Berlin Wall Monument”. There you may walk along and read some information about the wall and the Germany it divided.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Was looking forward to visit the Berlin Wall and when I was able to see the wall I recalled the news coverage when it came down. The historical museum provides a vast of information with photos, videos and audio. When you walk the perimeter of...More

Thank philcarr09
Reviewed 3 days ago

To think this Wall was built to keep people in---So many people were leaving East Berlin for West Berlin, they needed to stop people from leaving. This is a powerful memorial that underlines that privilege of freedom. So sad that so many people died trying...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You will get to see remaining parts of the Wall. The film shows inside the museum give you a fantastic understanding of The Wall, how it was built etc. Really quite frightening. Really makes you appreciate democracy.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

So glad we have this memorial - my only hope is that it will change the way the world sees each other so we never end up in that scenario again.

Thank Frank J
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This sight is not far to get to, and has loads of information! I walked away crying because of its location! You can spend 20 mins to 2 hours here, depending on whether you read everything and how far you go. It is rather big...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Wandering through the more visible remnants of mid 20th century Berlin was a bit heavy at times, with outrage, disbelief and sorrow frequently coming to the heart. This was countered by evidence of hope, joy and rebuilding visible in many of the reunification era monuments.

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jcoulter1981
5 October 2018|
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Response from Mjcygnet | Reviewed this property |
Take the U8 to Bernauer Str then you can walk down towards the museum, you can walk along parts of the wall still standing and where the church was demolished to build the wall. Get a day ticket for the U and S Bahn €7.00
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Taylor S
12 May 2018|
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Response from RichardV1398 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are many gift shops to the side of the wall. I purchased some from the gift shop on the side of check point Charlie
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Kirsten B
14 October 2017|
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Response from Cary L | Reviewed this property |
No need for booking. It is an open public space. I suggest planning to spend an hour or so, to view the various memorials and fully experience the site. Then, cross the street to the visitor center, also free, where you can... More
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