The Wall Museum East Side Gallery

The Wall Museum East Side Gallery

Insight into the biggest peaceful revolution of world history

The Wall Museum an der East Side Gallery – © visitBerlin
– © The Wall Museum East Side Gallery
– © The Wall Museum East Side Gallery

It was the Soviet president and Nobel Peace Price winner Michail Gorbatschow who enabled the nonviolent fall of the wall with his politics and who predicted years ago: "We have to do everything possible. Even the impossible."

A Multi Media Experience

Experience the history of the wall and the fall of the wall in a modern multi media exhibition in the former Mühlenspeicher between the East Side Gallery and the Oberbaum bridge. An experience on more than 100 screens and projectors in 13 thematic rooms.

The exhibition draws an audio-visual bow of the german division and the construction of the wall of Berlin to the historical events who caused the fall of the wall. Especially the key events of the exciting weeks in summer and autumn 1989 get restage.

From the End of War to the Fall of the Wall

The exhibition shows filmic why and how the wall was buildt and how Germans suffered of it in East and West: clearly exhibited with cement mixer, barbed wire and the first original elements of the wall.

Contemporary witness counts as the regards contens of focus - amongst others residents of the Bernauer Straße (who had to leave their apartments within hours in 1961) up to people who served for the borderline regime, banished residents and shot at refugees. The museum tells how the wall changed the life of humans.

Next to the historical facts and the exciting presentation of the events one can also have a look behind the scenes and the human behavior - for example at the active oscillate diplomacy of the former federal state secretary Hans-Dietrich Genscher in summer 1989.

Remembrance, Contemporary witness and art

At a balcony with view on the Spree there is a report about the fate of children which drowned at a place in the river, not far away from the today's East Side gallery.

The initiators talked with many important contemporary witness in the past years - with citizen, artists, civil-rights activists but also with political decicion-makers like Hans-Dietrich genscher, James Baker, Miklos Nemeth and Michail Gorbatschow. The also met Helmut Kohl, who gets valued as "cancelor of unit" as well as Willy Brandt as "cancelor of the hearts", who supportet the relaxation of politik and conciliation with the neighbors of Germany.

The history of art at the East Side Gallery gets valued: the artistic dispute with the wall. Through artists like Keith Haring, Roger Waters' "The Wall", Scorpions "Wind of Change" or Leonardo DiCaprio - who visited the wall 1988 with his grandmother and with a stage-managed photograph where he tried to knock over the wall.

Advicors of the exhibition are - amongst others - the historian Dr. Guido Knopp, the documentary film-makers Jürgen and Daniel Ast as well as the departed doyen of the german history research: Dr. Gerhard Ritter.

The exhibition was established with historical sources as well as interviews, intallations, multi media projections and movies. Text and storys are available in German and English.

In the coming years the museum will grappie insentivly with the history of the fall of the wall. A part of the entrance fee inure to the benefit of the historical research.

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Mühlenstraße 78
10243 Berlin FRIEDRICHSHAIN
Tel.: +4930 – 20 45 67 - 40
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To: Mühlenstraße 78
10243 Berlin

Adults: EUR 12.50
Students: EUR 6.50
Groups from 10 persons: EUR 9.50
Children under 10 years: free entrance

From the regulary entrance price of EUR 12.50 EUR 0.50 inure to the benefit of the historical research.

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daily10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
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