Cities & Culture

Berlin Wall Memorial Berlin

One of the most significant memorials dedicated to the Berlin Wall can be found running along Bernauer Strasse. The purpose of the memorial is to document the history of Berlin between the wall being built and being torn down.

The Berlin Wall Memorial, situated right at the heart of the capital city, is the main memorial site dedicated to the division of Germany. It covers 1.4 kilometres of the former no man's land along Bernauer Strasse, a location of historical significance. The memorial site is home to the final section of the Berlin Wall with the preserved grounds behind it, conveying an impression of the border fortifications in place up to the end of the 1980s.

The history of Germany's division is brought to life by the other remains and border fortifications as well as retellings of the dramatic events that took place here. Across the site, there are themed stations featuring photos, videos and audio recordings telling the story of a divided nation. A tower with an observation platform also provides an excellent view out over the former border fortifications. Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday: 10 am–6 pm

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