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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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to East Side Gallery and many more Berlin attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Berlin travel route builder site .
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  • Destination East side Gallery in Berlin. You had walked from the city, so it took quite some time. Wish two people kissing picture can see them clearly.
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  • The East Side gallery was definitely on my to do list while in Berlin and it didn't disappoint. Some works of art to see for free! There are some really good pieces of artwork and it's well worth a lo...  more »
  • Go to Berlin and not go the section of the wall where several artists have reflected his art after the fall of the wall would be a serious mistake. You must give yourself the time go and walk this stretch (which is not as long) and better if do you it with a guide who will be telling you every detail.
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  • This is part if the authentic Berlin Wall that has been painted and decorated beautifully. The Wall is very long, it runs along the river and so you can both see nice views of the river and wall. Further this is a great and fun place to take plenty of pictures! The wall can serve as a fun background. This truly is a fun and historic place that you have to visit when you are in town! And the artwork is so pretty, smart and meaningful, it now is a symbolism of change and unity.
  • We originally were not going to see this sight as it was a little bit of a ways from where we were staying and going but ended up stopping on the way to the airport (via the subway). This gallery is very cool and expansive with lots of artwork and history. I loved seeing each piece of the wall and looking at the artwork. There is a nice river walkway area about halfway through the gallery where there is a shop and a nice open area. When we went there was a nice performer and a good view of the famous bridge.
  • Great display of art painted along the Berlin Wall. We went without a guide and I think that was a bit of a mistake. Getting some detailed history of the artworks would have added a lot. Not sure how it would be in winter but it was fantastic on the hot sunny day that we went. I recommend taking some water along with you. Also, watch out for scam artists playing a cup and ball game on the pavement. It looks really easy to win and their are people in the crowd that pretend to be normal tourists, playing and winning. It’s all a scam and you will lose your money.
  • The east side gallery is a great free place to go and see while in Berlin. Just by looking at the art one can see the cultural aspects and history. During the day there are many tourists. At night however there are much less people. I would highly suggest a midnight stroke along the east side gallery. There is no entrance, it is just a wall at the side of the street with paintings on it. You can go 24/7. Hope you enjoy it!
  • Solemn reminder of what once was. The art tells it's own small story. How this wall profoundly effected so many families and lives. I've cruised past the East Side Gallery 2x. Get there early and you'll have no prob with taking photos with out getting photo bombed.
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