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Ex Berlin Wall

Listed under Monuments & Landmarks in Berlin, Germany.

  • A small section of the East Side Gallery’s remaning Death Strip on a cold winter day.
  • Photo of Ex Berlin Wall
  • Photo of Ex Berlin Wall
  • Photo of Ex Berlin Wall
  • Photo of Ex Berlin Wall
  • Photo of Ex Berlin Wall
  • A view of the memorial along Bernauer Strasse from the Visitor Center. It’s only a few blocks long b
A small section of the East Side Gallery’s remaning Death Strip on a cold winter day.
A small section of the East Side Gallery’s remaning Death Strip on a cold winter day. Photo by Sherry Ott
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I still remember the first thing that struck me when I visited Berlin a year ago – I was impressed by how well they preserved the wall and memorialized it as well as other important areas/sites of the city. The Wall is a structure that has a reason to be hated deeply, yet the city has done a great job of putting together a public space to learn about it’s history and remember the past lives and stories. I was absolutely entranced by the Berlin Wall Memorial along Bernauer Strasse. It was so cleverly done incorporating the land in which the wall stood and even the buildings around it – an open air exhibition. It told a story – and that’s what a good memorial does.

Overall memorials are important tools for educating the general public. These areas in Berlin combine art, architecture, physical urban space and the power of memory – an effective combination.

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Written by  Sherry Ott.

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“'The Wall'...”

The wall that once separated East and West Germany in a fit of civil unrest came down in 1989. For years after that, the ecstatic residents and curious visitors of Berlin chipped away their very own piece of the wall as a way to remember the 28 years tha… Read more...

Written by  Mary Kate Alfieri.

“Berlin: Then and now”

By Adrian Bridge for The Telegraph First Published: 9th Oct 2009 Then...9 November 1989 I flew to Berlin within hours of the announcement the Wall was coming down and by the time I got to the Ku’damm, West Berlin’s premier shopping street,… Read more...

Written by press. Continue reading on telegraph.co.uk

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