Documentation Center

Aussichtsturm Bernauer Strasse

© Stiftung Berliner Mauer.

The memorial’s Documentation Center, located in the parish hall of the Protestant Reconciliation Parish, presents the permanent exhibition "1961 | 1989. The Berlin Wall". The exhibition shows why the Berlin Wall was built, how it could exist for 28 years and how the fall of the Berlin Wall happened. The parish built the building in 1965 after its church was closed off behind the Wall. From the 1st floor, parish members could see the church in the border strip and this gave them hope that they would one day be able to return to their church. Today, structural details recall that the room had originally been built as a parish hall. 

The Documentation Center and Visitor Center is open Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Last ascent to the observation tower: 5.45 p.m

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