Berlin Wall Memorial

A portion of the Berlin Wall Memorial along Bernauer Strasse with the Chapel of Reconciliation in the background
A portion of the Berlin Wall Memorial along Bernauer Strasse with the Chapel of Reconciliation in the background cc licensed photo by Nicolás Boullosa

The Berlin Wall Memorial (Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer), not to be confused with the East Side Gallery, is an open air memorial running alongside Bernauer Straße. This memorial will give you a real sense of what it was like for the people who lived next to the wall as it went up. You'll also learn how a number of them escaped.

Located at the corner of Ackerstraße, it is the only remaining portion of the wall where the border grounds have also been preserved.

Here you'll find not a section of the Berlin Wall, but also the inner wall, signal fence, border control road and guard tower, all used to deter anyone from trying to cross.

Don't miss the Visitor Centre and the Documentation Centre complete with a viewing platform. They are located across the street in the area that belonged to West Berlin when the city was divided. Entry to these is free and the multimedia experience is enlightening and well worth seeing.

On the border grounds you will find the Chapel of Reconciliation and also the foundation of an apartment building whose facade served as a portion of the wall until the early 1980s.

This area is also where the first chunks were broken off the Wall on the historical nights of November 10th and 11th 1989.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: No

Many tourist attractions are temporarily closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Please verify any opening hours below with the attraction before visiting.

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Regular Hours:

  • Tuesday: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sunday: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

Category: Museums

Address: Bernauer Str. 111 - 119
13355 Berlin
Germany

Phone: +49 30 467986666

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5 Star Rating Captivating. Emotional. Gripping. Moving. Humbling. Heartbreaking. Educational. These are my words to describe the Berlin Wall, formerly in the... Read More

Jo Y. Sep-26-2019

4 Star Rating The literal crossing between old east and West Berlin. You put note today that they used to be a wall between the two parts of the city. Which of the walls... Read More

Nicole E. Feb-12-2020

5 Star Rating This is a free open air museum which is an approximately one-mile stretch along Bernauer Strasse where remnants of the Berlin Wall still remain. There are... Read More

Rob L. Aug-01-2019

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Directions

How to get to Berlin Wall Memorial (Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer) by U-Bahn, S-Bahn or MetroTram

Nearest U-Bahn, S-Bahn or MetroTram Line(s): S1, S2, S25, U6, U8, M10
Nearest U-Bahn, S-Bahn or MetroTram Station(s): U Bernauer Straße, S Berlin Nordbahnhof, U Schwartzkopffstraße

From Berlin Nordbahnhof: Exit to your right and go north through Elisabeth-Schwarzhaupt-Platz (plaza), right on Julie-Wolfthorn-Straße and continue on Bernauer Straße.

From U BernauerStraße Station: on U8 exit and go left onto Bernauer Straße where you can walk for about 8 minutes or wait for the M10 Tram and ride for about 1 minute followed by an additional brief walk.

From Schwartzkopffstraße Station: on U6 exit and head southeast on Chausseestraße, left on Schwartzkopffstraße, continue on the path into the park, go right on the next path in the park and follow it to Bernauer Straße and go left.

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