Berlin Wall Documentation Centre

Visit the Berlin Wall Documentation Centre on your university or college trip to Berlin.

The memorial on Bernauer Strasse was established as the central site of commemoration for the victims of the Berlin Wall in 1998. In 2014, on the 25th anniversary of the fall of the wall, the documentation centre was built to serve as an addition to the monument, providing factual information and political education to visitors.

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

The centre explores powerful questions relating to why was the Wall was built, why did it stayed up so long and the reasons it fell in 1989.

These pivotal questions are the focus of the multimedia exhibition that contains numerous artefacts, biographical documents and audiovisual media.