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1961 | 1989. Die Berliner Mauer, Ausstellungsansicht
1961 | 1989. Die Berliner Mauer, Ausstellungsansicht © Stiftung Berliner Mauer, Foto: Simons

1961 bis 1989. The Berlin Wall

Why was the Wall built? Why did the Wall stay up so long? Why did it fall in 1989?

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Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer

Bernauer Straße 111 13355  Berlin


The exhibition, covering 420 square meters, is dedicated to the history of Berlin’s division. It explains the political and historical situation that led to the Wall’s construction, its fall, and the reunification of Germany.

Why was the Wall built? Why did the Wall stay up so long? Why did it fall in 1989? These questions are the focus of the multimedia exhibition that contains numerous artefacts, biographical documents and audiovisual media.

The exhibition connects the history of political events with social history, showing how the brutal division of the city affected the people.

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