The newly opened THE WALL MUSEUM AT EAST SIDE GALLERY is located at the southern end of the famous East Side Gallery in a former warehouse building, the Mühlenspeicher, next to the Oberbaumbrücke off the Spree river.
The innovative, multimedia museum is unique both in its contents and its presentation, showcasing the history of the Wall, from the construction of the Berlin Wall to the historic events leading to the fall of the Wall. The museum also offers a special focus on the decisive events in the dramatic weeks in summer and fall 1989, enabling visitors from both Germany and abroad to experience the history of the fall of the Berlin Wall first-hand – and how this deadly monument was overcome that separated the world for almost four decades into East and West.
The museum’s opening had been announced by Nobel Peace Laureate Mikhail Gorbachev while he was visiting Berlin during the fall of the Wall anniversary in November 2014 at Checkpoint Charlie. Among the expert advisers for the exhibit are renowned German historian Dr. Guido Knopp, documentary filmmakers Jürgen and Daniel Ast as well as the doyen of German historic research, the late Professor Dr. Gerhard Ritter.
The initiators of the museum have talked to many important witnesses - beside the many citizens, artists and civil rights activists to the main decision-makers such as Hans-Dietrich Genscher, James Baker, Hungarys than prime-minister Miklos Nemeth and Mikhail Gorbachev. They also met Helmut Kohl, who is honored as the “Chancellor of German Unity” and Willy Brandt, the “Chancellor of the Hearts”, whose détente policy and reconciliation with Germany’s neighboring countries were instrumental.
THE WALL MUSEUM AT EAST SIDE GALLERY
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