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THE BERLIN WALL MEMORIAL

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.

Map of the Memorial Grounds

Map of the Memorial Grounds
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EXPANDING THE MEMORIAL

In accordance with the Senate resolution of 2006, by 2014 the memorial will be developed into the central site of commemoration for the Berlin Wall and its victims.
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Erweiterung der Gedenkstätte

Marker showing where the Wall stood, 2010, photo: A. Klausmeier, Berlin Wall Memorial