Memorial of the Berlin Wall, Berlin

4.6
Historic Site · Tourist Spot
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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  • Took great pictures to the memorial of the Berlin Wall. The sad past has gone, Loved freedom and reunification of Berlin and the great nation Germany. Great lessons for humanity  more »
  • I loved it best touristic place in my opinion. My kids don't really like history and got bored easily. I would recommend for couples and families with older children ( that will understand and maybe.....  more »
  • Having lived through the entire era of the wall,it was very moving to see it at last. Amazing to think that 'they' are still building walls [ Trump ]---I s'pose the Grea,t Wall of China was the...  more »
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  • For those who have lived the age of the Wall, for those who have not, this place is an exceptional opportunity to experience both; a stretch of the original wall, where East and West Berlin were at their closest points, has been partially kept up instead of being demolished; a line of rust-covered poles planted in the ground stand where the wall was demolished. The visitor has the opportunity of walking on and off the wall, in the former death zone, where the history of the wall is carefully explained; and exceptional black and white pictures are displayed everywhere. It is a wonderful experience to make in Berlin.
  • Berlin has mastered to get on with its life while showing (by way of keeping almost untouched stretches of the wall) what it once was like to live in a divided city. Mind blowing. On the tower of the documentation center you can not only see the ghost of the the past but also Berlin's amazing historical/modern skyline. I highly recommend the short film in the visitor center.
  • An impressive monument and a humbling reminder of the politics of the time. I didn't spend long here, but taking the tram that runs parallel helps grant some perspective on the scale of the thing. There's plenty of interesting and informative art/graffiti nearby too, so walk along the wall and soak it in.
  • Interesting outdoors display at the location of a particularly important part of the wall. Informative plaques along the length of the park discussing various aspects of the wall and its impact on the local population. Some excavated buildings and the paths of tunnels used to escape east Berlin over the years. Well worth a visit.
  • This iconic memorial for the wall is bar far one of the greatest places to visit in Berlin. If you are someone interested in history, this is a must go to place to see. Only reason for the 4 stars is due to the cleanliness of the area. Could use a bit of a cleanup in my opinion.

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