"1961 | 1989. The Berlin Wall"

On November 9, 2014, the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Wall, the new permanent exhibition "1961 | 1989. The Berlin Wall" opened in the memorial’s renovated documentation center.

The exhibition, covering 420 square meters, is dedicated to the history of Berlin’s division. It explains the political and historical situation that led to the Wall’s construction, its fall, and the reunification of Germany. Why was the Wall built? Why did the Wall stay up so long? Why did it fall in 1989? These questions are the focus of the multimedia exhibition that contains numerous artefacts, biographical documents and audiovisual media. The exhibition connects the history of political events with social history, showing how the brutal division of the city affected the people.

Opening hours from 5 June 2020: Fridays - Sundays 12 - 5 pm
(Restricted opening hours due to the spread of the coronavirus)

Ausstellung: "1961 | 1989. Die Berliner Mauer" Ausstellung: "1961 | 1989. Die Berliner Mauer"
Photos: Berlin Wall Foundation, G. Simons

Viewing platform at the Documentation Center

Viewing platform at the Documentation Center, photo: Berlin Wall Memorial