Places to remember
Lest we forget: Berlin’s memorials commemorate the past, the dark times of National Socialism and the division of the city.
The Neue Wache (New Guardhouse) on the Unter den Linden boulevard is the official memorial for the victims of war and tyranny. The Bernauer Straße memorial conveys a lasting impression of the Berlin Wall and the division of the city. At the former Stasi detention centre in Hohenschönhausen former prisoners guide visitors through the complex and recount political persecution in the GDR. You can visit several different museums and installations at Checkpoint Charlie in remembrance of the time of the division.