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The Berlin Wall Memorial (Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer) is the central memorial site of German division, located in the middle of the capital. Situated at the historic site on Bernauer Strasse, it extends along 1.4 kilometers of the former border strip. The memorial contains the last piece of Berlin Wall with the preserved grounds behind it and is thus able to convey an impression of how the border fortifications developed until the end of the 1980s.
On the border strip that had been located in East Berlin, an open-air exhibition uses the situation on Bernauer Strasse to explain the history of division. The memorial consists of the Monument in Memory of the Divided City and the Victims of Communist Tyranny as well as the Window of Remembrance. The grounds also include the Chapel of Reconciliation and the excavated foundations of a former apartment building whose façade functioned as the border wall until the early eighties.
The Visitor Center and the Documentation Center with a viewing platform are located on the other side of the street that belonged to the western part of the city. The exhibition “Border Stations and Ghost Stations in Divided Berlin” is shown inside the Nordbahnhof S-Bahn station.

Opening hours,

  • Monday-Wednesday closed
  • Thursday-Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

Since Friday, 28 May, the sites of the Berlin Wall Foundation have been open to visitors again. A visit is possible with FFP2 mask and negative corona test as well as for vaccinated and recovered persons.

The Documentation Centre and the viewing platform of the Berlin Wall Memorial are open again from Thursday to Sunday between 11:00 and 17:00.

Open-Air Exhibition and Memorial Grounds all year round daily 8:00 - 22:00.


Bernauer Straße 111/119, 13355 Berlin


+49 (30) 213085213




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Free entrance


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Border and ghost stations in divided Berlin

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1961 | 1989. Die Berliner Mauer, Ausstellungsansicht © Stiftung Berliner Mauer, Foto: Simons

1961 | 1989. The Berlin Wall


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Berlin Wall Memorial

Overview guide in plain language

Guided tour about the history of the place and the divided city in easy language

Guided Tour

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Berlin Wall Memorial

Children's tour: Who wants to become a Wall expert?

Guided tour for children from 8 to 12 years old

Guided Tour

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Berlin Wall Memorial

Bernauer Strasse after the Wall was built

Overview guide in German

Guided Tour



Free entrance


  • Museum Shop
  • Archive
  • Diaper changing table


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In German, English.

For children and teenager.