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Dokumentationszentrum Berliner Mauer

The Dokumentationzentrum Berliner Mauer is a documentation centre dedicated to the Berlin Wall, part of the preserved monuments at the Bernauer Strasse site in Berlin-Wedding.
Dokumentationszentrum Berliner Mauer
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It includes three elements: an authentic remaining stretch of the Berlin Wall, the Kapelle der Versöhnung (Reconciliation Chapel) and a Documentation Centre. For those fascinated by the Berlin Wall here is a vast amount of information and special documentation relating specifically to its historical and political background.

Admission is free and this is an excellent opportunity for a great “Wall package” with the stretch of Wall accessible through a small park just opposite. The exhibition includes the chronological presentation of the events leading up to August 1961, when the Wall was erected, as well as a re-creation of the “death strip” between East and West Berlin where nearly 200 GDR citizens lost their lives attempting to flee to the West. Drawing on a number of media, the re-creation includes the whole scenario of watchtowers, guards and guard dogs, barbed wire and mines required by what was known in East Germany as the “Anti-Fascist Protection Barrier”.

Address: Dokumentationszentrum Berliner Mauer
Bernauer Str. 111
13355 Berlin
Phone: 030 467 98 66 66
Internet: www.berliner-mauer-dokumentationszentrum.de
Opening Hours: April-October: Tue-Sun 9.30-19, November-March: Tue-Sun 9.30-18
Admission Fee: Admission free
Guided Tours: Guided tours by arrangement (phone: (030) 46 798 66 66)

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Source: Dokumentationszentrum Berliner Mauer, Bearbeitung: berlin.de
Last edited: 30. January 2014

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