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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
Berlin is effortlessly cool and for that reason alone I'm not all that shocked that a weekly karaoke jam session takes place at Mauerpark. If you are interested in both shopping and singing, definitely plan to visit Mauerpark on a Sunday. The...
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Bernauer Str. 63-64, 13355 Berlin, Germany
One of Berlin's busiest flea markets is in Mauer Park in the Prenzlauer Berg district. The name means Wall Park, after the Berlin Wall, whose remains can be found there. The market is open on Sundays only, when visitors and shoppers can find...
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Mühlenstraße 3-100, 10243 Berlin, Germany
I'll never forget that day in 1989 when the wall came down—and the iconic images that followed. It represented freedom, the success of democracy and the West, and it marked the end of the cold war! It was the Reagan era, Saturday Night Live...
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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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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...