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On November 9, 1989, the Wall that had divided Berlin and separated family and friends for nearly 30 years was dismantled. 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, its remains still shape the city. At these monuments and museums, visitors can learn more about the Wall and how it changed Berlin, what life was like on both sides, and how the Wall's legacy continues to affect life in the reunified capital today.
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Gleimstraße 55, 10437 Berlin, Germany
The name Mauer Park means Wall-Park, named after the former part of the Berlin wall, which can be found there. A 30m strip of the Berlin Wall still stands in the park today as a monument, and is a popular place for graffiti artists to paint and...
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Bernauer Str. 63-64, 13355 Berlin, Germany
In true Berlin fashion, flea markets are not hard to find. One of the newer fleas takes place every Sunday at Mauerpark. I arrived on the early side, around 10am, and the space was already buzzing with locals on the hunt for vintage items,...
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Mühlenstraße 3-100, 10243 Berlin, Germany
The most famous remaining stretch of the Berlin Wall gets its name from its location on the east side of the Spree River, as well as from the collection of political and satirical murals. Originally painted just after the wall fell, the...
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Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 1, 10178 Berlin, Germany
My favorite of all the Berlin Museums! Save the oh-so-cool DDR for your last stop of the day so you end on a high note. The DDR is not for the passive; You need to dig-in and experience life in Berlin Wall-era East Berlin, firsthand. You are...
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Friedrichstraße 205, (am Checkpoint Charlie), 10117 Berlin, Germany
Yadegar Asisi grew up in divided Berlin, where the city's now infamous Wall was a part of everyday life. His special exhibit - The Wall, The Asisi Panarama of the Divided City of Berlin - shows a typical neighborhood in West Berlin, looking to the...
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Bernauer Str., Berlin, Germany
Many people consider the East Side Galley, a 1.3-km long stretch of the Berlin Wall that's become an open-air art gallery - to be a memorial for the city's former dividing wall. But the real Berlin Wall Memorial is located in the Mitte district on...
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Friedrichstraße 43-45, 10969 Berlin, Germany
Relive successful escapes from East Germany through photos, documents and the actual get-away contraptions (including welding machines, hollowed-out coupes, stereo speakers, pulley-driven chairlifts suspended from powerlines, home-made hot air...