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Berlin Wall Memorial

(Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer)
Memorial Site, Historic Site, and History Museum
Mitte, Berlin
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  • Louise H.
    "center with a tower view."(9 Tips)
    Ieva G.
    "famous checkpoint Charlie."(4 Tips)
    Phat B.
    "Berlin Wall Memorial consists of the Chapel of Reconciliation"(2 Tips)
    Maria K.
    "former wall and be amazed by the atmosphere and the stories"(2 Tips)
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  • Phat B.
    Phat BuoyOctober 22, 2014
    The Berlin Wall Memorial consists of the Chapel of Reconciliation, the Documentation Center, the outdoor exhibition, the exhibition at the S-Bahn Station Nordbahnhof and the Visitors' Center.
  • Sanjula M.
    Sanjula MansinghFebruary 29, 2016
    I recommend the free tour in the memorial to get a good intro to cold war and the separation of Berlin, and if you'd like to explore further, go to other museums like Check point Charlie (9.5 euros).
  • Ahmed S.
    Ahmed SiouaniJanuary 19, 2014
    Visits should start at the first floor of the Visitor Centre, where you can see a full documentary (+1 for the english subtitles) on the history of the Berlin Wall. The visit is for free! :)
    Upvoted Apr 2
  • Brian A.
    Brian AlbergSeptember 2, 2016
    We stumpled upon this site by accident, but it was amazing. Details and information about the wall, and some of the families living on the street at that time. Really interesting and nice memorial.
  • W
    WJune 9, 2015
    History comes alive at this place! So many things to see and read about that you need to set aside enough time to go through the whole area. Visit in the evening when the temperature is lower.
  • Martina I.
    Martina IllysAugust 7, 2016
    Visit the documentation center, it is donation only and has an excellent exhibition that takes you through the time with the wall. Also has a viewing tower.
  • Emma W.
    Emma WijningaSeptember 15, 2016
    Best memorial of the Berlin Wall in the city. Take your time, start at Nordbahnhof and walk all the way to Schwedter Strasse. It's very interesting and worth your time.
  • kate g.
    kate gJune 2, 2015
    Free access to a wide-ranging and thought-provoking study of the wall and its history. Allow at least two hours, if not longer, to absorb yourself in this immersive exhibition and memorial.
  • Simon B.
    Simon BertilssonJune 28, 2013
    Be sure to walk up to the top of the tower at the memorial visitor centre. There you will see a well kept part of the wall incl. watch tower, sand pit and more. Really fascinating!
  • Dimitris T.
    Dimitris TzourisJune 24, 2014
    Definitely worth visiting and walking through the exhibits that run in parallel to where the Berlin Wall used to stand. Check out the view from the visitor tower across the street.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithJuly 7, 2015
    I really enjoyed the video at the end, which showed scenes of Berlin throughout 1989, with culminating with the wall restrictions being lifted and jubilant Germans celebrating the border crossing.
  • Louise H.
    Louise HApril 14, 2012
    A free memorial site with a piece of the Berlin Wall and no man's land, great information along the street, visitor's center with a tower view. A place soaked in history!
  • Ilias C.
    Ilias ChantzakosJuly 3, 2016
    An open walk through history, following the trail of the former Berlin Wall. Do visit the Information Centre's top floor to view the reserved part of the death strip.
  • Righi T.
    Bare and desolated this is my favourite wall memorial in town. I went on a sunday evening while dusk was settling, I was the only visitors and it's been an intense experience! Read more
  • Helena N.
    Helena NacinovicFebruary 2, 2016
    One of the best museums in Berlin, make sure to read the stories on the open air spaces. Also, don't miss the free videos on the visitors center.
  • Shaileshwori S.
    Shaileshwori SharmaJanuary 30, 2016
    This is a great example of reclaiming of public spaces while paying tribute to history. Quite a visual treat and if you have the time, there are pictures and audio clips that can be heard for free.
  • Maria Ines G.
    Maria Ines Guaia KeebleNovember 16, 2014
    Take your time to check out the info-stations. Lots of individual stories that give a human perspective to the whole exhibition. Pay attention to all the marks on the floor and what they represent.
  • Lisa B.
    Lisa BaileyApril 8, 2014
    Much better than Checkpoint Charlie. This is not a tourist trap and is a must see for anyone visiting Berlin.
  • Piotr S.
    Piotr S.January 30, 2015
    Openair exhibition of the Wall. One can learn details how it was constructed (including deadly zones, extra strenghtening, etc.) and some stories related to this place(successfull and failed escapes).
  • Simónir G.
    Simónir GJanuary 3, 2015
    There is a great viewing platform that looks down on the surviving section of wall and the watchtower. You can see many prominent buildings on the skyline and, it's free!
  • Jackson T.
    Jackson TsaiMay 4, 2015
    Another great historical site, in memory of the past. There is audio guide inside the park you can walk along and listen to the descriptive narrative story
  • Martin M.
    Martin MitchellMarch 13, 2016
    The exhibits are really well designed and thought provoking. You really feel the history of the wall!
  • Martin S.
    Martin S.September 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Very good view inside. Don't miss the English film in the visitors center upstairs. Climb the observation platform to have a view.
  • Paolo T.
    Paolo TagliaferriNovember 21, 2014
    Free admission. A lot of history details in the exhibition, including personal stories. Don't forget to check out the wall preservation area.
  • Michael H.
    Michael HoldsworthJuly 4, 2015
    The best section of "complete" wall that I saw in Berlin. You get a true sense of the scale of the wall and its operation.
  • Christine W.
    Christine WilsonJanuary 30, 2016
    Come early as this place can be busy. Always open every Sunday rain or shine. So many treats and inexpensive Berlin souvenirs.
  • Luciana C.
    Luciana C.January 18, 2012
    If you are in Berlin, you must learn a little more about the Berliner Mauer. This free exibition brings some interesting information and you can also walk through history to see how it looked like.
  • Marc G.
    Marc GrossbergJuly 29, 2016
    An important stop. Don't miss the Chapel of Reconciliation. The museum tracks the building of the wall to its tearing down
  • Anna v.
    Anna van WAugust 25, 2016
    Very confronting and definitely as good as the east side gallery. You an see where the wall was and how it was brutally built
  • Laurel R.
    Laurel RobbinsMarch 8, 2012
    Free admission and the only place in Berlin that you can see the wall and the recreated no-man's land between the east and the west.
  • Maria K.
    Maria KöhlerJune 2, 2015
    Take a walk along the former wall and be amazed by the atmosphere and the stories of this historical site.
  • Beth G.
    Beth GibbiSeptember 29, 2016
    Fascinating! Puts everything in perspective... Well worth a visit, make sure you give it time... Not to be rushed.
  • Tunke L.
    Tunke LauriksAugust 5, 2015
    Love the view point with the small museum. That museum is really clear, interesting and well done.
  • Eliska
    EliskaMarch 28
    super interesting exhibition about this sad part of berlin history. dont miss the death strap view from the tower
  • Gregory B.
    Gregory BrożynaNovember 16, 2015
    Checkpoint Charlie has become a somewhat tacky tourist spot and if you're interest in historical basics - this is a place.
  • Tankut E.
    Tankut EApril 25
    Easy access by public transportation and all open air museum like.
  • Ieva G.
    Ieva GDecember 31, 2014
    So much more authentic and worth it than the famous checkpoint Charlie. Skip that and visit here instead!
  • Edwin M.
    Edwin MermansJanuary 19, 2014
    You can't visit Berlin without going here and realise what rigid ideologies can do to people.
  • Swemeatballs ..
    Swemeatballs .June 5, 2013
    Worth a wander by the old Berlin wall with some remarkable stories of people who tried to escape (and mostly failed) during the war
  • Markus R.
    Markus RachSeptember 10, 2013
    makes you think and wonder... great place to reflect how important an open mind is to both stay sane and human.
  • Iva H.
    Iva HromkovaJuly 3, 2016
    Definately a must-see place in Berlin. The atmosphere and stories written on the walls are just stunning.
  • Saud
    SaudNovember 17, 2014
    Fantastic place .. Emotional stories.. One of the best places I've ever seen ❤️❤️
  • Kate H.
    Kate HindApril 4, 2015
    Very interesting and informative. A must-do in Berlin.
  • Wally N.
    Wally NestaFebruary 27
    Very interesting. I love free entrance museums. Education should be free!
  • Francesca V.
    Francesca VitelloMarch 22, 2015
    There are some stairs nearby, go up for a nice panorama. Cool spot for a sunny day
  • Daniel D.
    Daniel DendraApril 3, 2016
    Must see for any tourist. You can still see a part of the former wall here.
  • Dima S.
    Dima ShJanuary 13, 2014
    Great memorial to learn the sad and tragic history of the decided city
  • Marcus M.
    Marcus MolinSeptember 30, 2016
    A humbling, informational experience for anyone with a keen interest for human progression
  • Vasilis
    VasilisFebruary 2, 2015
    every Berlin visitor should visit this monument! It is live history.
  • Ariel D.
    Ariel DavisMay 16, 2012
    Watch the video in the seminar room. Gives you better idea of the magnitude and scope of the Berlin Wall.
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