The Wall Museum and the East Side Gallery

Inside the Berlin Wall Museum
Inside the Berlin Wall Museum cc licensed photo by Adam Jones

Located adjacent to one of the few remaining sections of the Berlin Wall, The Wall Museum at East Side Gallery opened in 2016. The museum exhibits the history of the Berlin Wall in a multimedia presentation comprising 13 staged rooms.

The elaborate exhibit makes use of over one hundred projectors and interactive displays leading you on a journey from the end of World War II, through the dividing of Germany, the construction of the Wall, the years of the wall, and its 1989 demise leading to the reunification of Germany.

It is also a story about how the wall affected the people and the even the world. It seeks to honour those who lost their lives in search of freedom. The Wall Museum will bring you face to face with a dark time in history, but also shows how people can come together to fight oppression and promote freedom.

The adjacent East Side Gallery is the longest single portion of the wall that remains standing. Its entire 1.3 kilometre length has been painted by graffiti artists, many of whom are very talented. It's definitely worth taking a stroll along this remnant from the Cold War.

The Wall Museum is easy to get to by public transit or by car. The U1 is the best train option, getting you within short walking distance.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes

Berlin Wall Museum Hours:
Opening hours may differ on holidays

  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Address: Mühlenstraße 78-80, 10243 Berlin, Germany

Phone: 030 94512900

Official Website: Berlin Wall Museum

Berlin Wall Museum Reviews

Rated 4.2 out of 5 Star Rating

3 Star Rating It is an interesting museum, yet the staff's attitude is very unprofessional and unreliable. After we noticed a factual historical inaccuracy as one of the pamphlets mentions the Georgian (instead of the Armenian) earthquake in 1988, the staff annoyingly replied in line with: "we hear this comment every month; our visitors from Australia would never know the difference anyways; we are not a history museum, we have a different topic; it would cost us 100 eur to change it, it is easier not to". With all respect to the fact that earthquakes have no political borders and to possible victims in Georgia (where Wikipedia mentions no casualties), this rather looks like a simple geographical typo that they do not want to admit. The devastating Spitak earthquake killed between 25,000 and 50,000 people in Armenia, and such defiant negligence of the staff made us question the rest of the quality of this otherwise interesting museum.
Levon - a week ago

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5 Star Rating Much larger in real life than you can imagine. To think this wall divided a whole city in two for 30 years in unbelievable. This is the main part or "east side gallery" but other parts of the wall are still standing further along down the city. Some of them without any graffiti. Interesting artwork designed on a lot of it. But I would recommend seeing it from the west side (opposite side to where the road is) for a better viewing angle.
Sam Mac - 5 months ago

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5 Star Rating Really interesting museum. The man at the counter was really friendly and offered to answer any questions, he seemed very interested in sharing the history. The videos, photo and set up of the rooms were interesting. We spent about an hour and could have stayed longer. I learnt a lot and would recommend it. It is up a few flights so I am unsure if it is accessible to wheelchairs. Did not see a lift.
Kayla Jackson - 2 weeks ago

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3 Star Rating An interesting place to wander through and read the history via digital displays and some memorabilia. Some disturbing/grim testimonies and pictures. Quite pricy for what it was (we booked online in advance to save a couple of euro on the entrance charge). Not busy when we went, and the guide was friendly and welcoming.
Liz Roebuck - a week ago

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5 Star Rating Very informative museum. I enjoyed the videos of people's experience and the story telling throughout. Worth visiting if you would like to understand the Berlin Wall in more detail.
Anna Wilson - in the last week

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How to get to Berlin Wall Museum by U-Bahn, S-Bahn

Nearest U-Bahn, S-Bahn Line(s): U1, S3, S5, S7, S9, S75
Nearest U-Bahn, S-Bahn Station(s): U-Bhf Schlesisches To, S+U Warschauer Straße

From U-Bhf Schlesisches To: Cross over the Spree River on the famous Oberbaum Bridge and go left on Mühlenstraße.

From Berlin Warschauer Straße: exit and walk left to Mühlenstraße. Cross over and go right.

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