Berlin Wall

Berlin Wall

During night of August 12th, 1961, the National People’s Army began cordoning off the streets and rail lines towards West Berlin. The GDR government then allowed a wall to be built along the sector borders. In trying to get over the border, which is 167.8 kilometre long, that between 136 and 209 people were killed according to current research. On November 9th 1989, the Berlin Wall fell. The once divided city remembers the victims of the division at numerous sites.

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The asisi Panorama - The Wall on a divided Berlin by the artist Yadegar Asisi at Checkpoint Charlie at the corner of Friedrichstraße and Zimmerstraße consists of a...
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The 200 m² (2,150 ft²) of the Black Box at Checkpoint Charlie informs the public on the history of this most famous border crossing point. With the use of large-format...
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The GDR museum is one of the newest and most visited in Berlin. For a good reason: it is the only museum that deals exclusively with life in the former German Democratic...
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Free entrance at the German Historical Museum with the special exhibition "Art from the Holocaust". The German History Museum is the official national history museum of...
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Today, the house at Checkpoint Charlie shows an almost incomprehensible number of original means and tools that people used in their escape out of the "DDR": from the...
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On January 15, 1990, thousands of people stormed the heretofore hermetically sealed premises of the Stasi Centre in Berlin-Lichtenberg, which the former government...
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The Story of Berlin is a multimedia exhibition with over 20 theme-rooms which show over 800 years of the capital's history: from its trading centre status in the Middle...

Five minutes’ walking distance from Alexanderplatz. Huge hand-painted film posters hang on the sandstone façade of the postmodern building from the 60’s. Though its architecture is striking from the outside, the building’s most impressive features are found inside. With its magnificent chandeliers, retro eastern European style, red armchairs and huge glass front, the cinema’s foyer is a highlight in itself. Be it premieres or gay parties, this cinema hosts all sorts of events where glamorous VIPs mix with students, film lovers and party people.