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Gedenkstatte Berliner Mauer

Berlin, Germany
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It's more than a tad ironic that Berlin's most popular tourist attraction is one that actually no longer exists. From 1961 to 1989, the Berlin Wall was the most potent symbol of the Cold War. You can still find bits and pieces of this ugly concrete barrier around town, but only at the Berlin Wall Memorial has the entire border system been recreated to help people visualize what it looked like and how it worked. The open-air exhibition follows a 1.2km stretch of Bernauer Strasse and incorporates a short section of original Wall. At multimedia stations, you can listen to historic recordings, watch short films or learn about daring escape attempts. The documentation centre at the corner of Ackerstrasse is closed... Read More

It's more than a tad ironic that Berlin's most popular tourist attraction is one that actually no longer exists. From 1961 to 1989, the Berlin Wall was the most potent symbol of the Cold War. You can still find bits and pieces of this ugly concrete barrier around town, but only at the Berlin Wall Memorial has the entire border system been recreated to help people visualize what it looked like and how it worked. The open-air exhibition follows a 1.2km stretch of Bernauer Strasse and incorporates a short section of original Wall. At multimedia stations, you can listen to historic recordings, watch short films or learn about daring escape attempts. The documentation centre at the corner of Ackerstrasse is closed for renovation until late 2014, but you can still climb up the tower next to it for a birds-eye view of the memorial.

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