Explore the Wall Museum/East Side Gallery on your university or college trip to Berlin.

This fascinating museum is located at the southern end of the famous East Side Gallery in a former warehouse building, the Mühlenspeicher, just off the Spree river.

Utilising more than one hundred screens, projectors and interactive displays, the exhibit guides visitors from the end of WWII to the division of Germany. From showing film interviews with victims who had to leave their apartments with just a few hours’ notice, to the testimonies by border patrol guards who shot at those trying to cross the Wall.

The museum recounts how people tried to cross the wall and were shot down; discussing the 'death zone' along the Wall and presenting the different perspectives from both East and West with news reels from the 1960s.

In addition to educating visitors, the museum primarily operates to honor the victims who were killed at the Wall between 1961 and 1989.

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