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East Side Gallery, Berlin

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Historic Site Landmark
To see some truly one-of-a-kind art, take a stroll along East Side Gallery. This 1.3 km (0.8 mi) long stretch of the Berlin Wall is near the center of the city. One of the largest remaining portions of the former border between East and West Germany, this now serves as an international memorial of freedom. You'll see that the remains of the wall are painted with provocative and thought-provoking murals, political and otherwise. This open-air art gallery is a work in progress, so you'll find that creative local artists constantly add new images. Stop by to have your picture taken in front of a living piece of history. With our online itinerary creator, Berlin attractions like East Side Gallery can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • I was really looking forward to this but it was a disappointing. There are wire fences in front of the majority of the wall which prevents being able to take photos. This could be a much better experi...  more »
  • What can you say about a memorial like this. Its a must visit, this side of the wall is now covered in murals... all very thought provoking.  more »
  • For those of us who have only ever known freedom, it is amazing to stand at this wall, knowing what it was and what it did to so many people, for so many years. Now this stretch of the Berlin Wall act...  more »
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  • This is the longest part of the Berlin Wall that is still standing, the paintings got renewed when in 2009 in Berlin we celebrated the 20 years of the fall of the wall. A must visit place. You can also drink biers near the river on a sunny day. In Germany is legal to drink alcohol in the streets.
  • The murals not only symbolize freedom of movement but also freedom of expression. Artists from all over the world painted on the east side of the Berlin Wall to express their hope for freer world.
  • I was told this was a MUST GO, but I would go only early in the morning, when there are no tourists around. Otherwise, even at say 11am, it is full of people taking selfies, people doing the shell game, and pickpocket warnings. Some of the art is good, some not so good. But overall it was not enjoyable because there were too many people around. Yeah, this place is going to get developed fast.
  • Amazing artwork along the old Berlin Wall. It's a shame about some of the crude tags scribbled on the artwork but they seem to be doing a good job of restoring it. The gentrification of the area means the wider surroundings have lost character and there's no real shops or cafes nearby
  • The only place where parts of the Berlin wall is still standing. I believe that it's an on-going art project painting and re-painting the former east side. Definitely worth a visit.