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East Side Gallery, Berlin

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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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  • The longest still-in-tact-being piece of Berlin wall, the East Side Gallery. Between Ostbahnhof and Oberbaumbrücke, 1,316 metres parallel to the Spree, Berlin wall. Very impressive and lots of great art, messing around here and there. Too bad it is very busy, everyone runs over a narrow sidewalk on the side of a busy road. In addition, there are fences posted at the wall, in order to protect the art, only stands not as nice in the picture.
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  • Interesting if you want to see still a part of the wall. All with paintings that represent a part of the history of the wall. Some paintings are already an Icon of the city. Not much to see around asi...  more »
  • Besides the nice paintings you get a real good impression about what it feld like when the wall was still there for there's actually a quite large part of the wall intact. Paintings are nice to see bu...  more »
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  • Go see it before it disappear. There is so much construction going on I can't see the wall lasting for much longer. Seems like it's taking valuable real estate. There is of course lots of history there. It's easy to get to. The adjacent river offers a nice stroll. You can pretty much squeeze this in within an hour including commute. There aren't many awful tourist shops around like check point Charlie which is nice.
  • There's an interesting mix of professional artwork, and sloppy graffiti. It's really a shame where they overlap and impressive works of art are tagged by narcissistic amateurs. Plus, the wire fencing covering most of it (presumably to protect it from the aforementioned vandalism) ends up being an eyesore in most of the photos you'd take of the images. Overall it is worth seeing because of the cultural significance, but you'll learn more from the museum itself.
  • The Berlin Wall was one of the places I wanted to see the most in Berlin. It was amazing! The wall is powerful in so many ways. I love all the art on the wall. It is in a way relevant to the themes the wall poses. It is also not protected and you can actually touch the wall, which I really liked. I also enjoyed the length of it. The wall is much longer than I even thought a standing part of the wall would be with parts of it cut for access between the two sides. It was also fun to imagine how different the two sides are with there being a beach on the side closer to the river, which was nice.
  • It is a part of the old Berlin wall which used to separate East Germany and West Germany and is recognized worldwide as a symbol for freedom. The atmosphere here is very lively and variety of Graffiti can be seen on the walls.
  • Amazing place, teeming with history. It's the longest outdoor exhibition in the world at more than a kilometer. It has a nice view of the Spree River from the backside of the wall where they feature temporary wall exhibitions. I think they regularly change the murals on the walls as there are some painting works when we were here. A must see.