East Side Gallery

East Side Gallery, Berlin

East Side Gallery
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks
About
This mile-long stretch of the Berlin Wall is one of the largest remaining portions of the former divide between East and West Germany.
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The area
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Neighbourhood: Friedrichshain
When you arrive at Warschauer Strasse in the heart of the district, you have found one of Berlin’s party hotspots. At night in Friedrichshain, the energy is palpable and the streets of this old worker's quarter are full of street musicians. On one hand, you may find a bar with international crowds, electronic music, long lines and panoramic views - on the other, an outside venue by old train yards featuring decrepit buildings and live alternative music. No matter your taste, the best way to end a night out in Friedrichshain is sitting by the Spree River at the East side gallery, the longest and best preserved piece of the Berlin Wall, watching the sun rise over the beautiful Oberbaum Bridge.
How to get there
  • Schlesisches Tor • 7 min walk
  • Warschauer Straße • 9 min walk
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Geena
7 contributions
Quintessentially Berlin!
Nov. 2021
This is the one attraction in the city that you absolutely must visit. It's a symbol of Berlin's history with a variety of modern murals, a lot of which make thought-provoking political statements. There are many quirky and unique artworks - they feel very empowering and are perfect to admire on an evening stroll through Friedrichshain.
Written 29 November 2021
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Mark42139
New York City, NY1,434 contributions
Must See
Nov. 2021
When visiting Berlin, a visit to the East Side Gallery is a must see. It is a large part of the Berlin Wall that has been left intact, and subsequently had murals painted on it.
Written 25 November 2021
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Rookie8155
Toronto, Canada95 contributions
A must visit place
Nov. 2021
We visited East Side Gallery last weekend and it is amazing to see great art work done by various artists to decorate wall of Berlin. I think side of wall is the longest piece of wall still standing intact.
Written 25 November 2021
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Javi C
Santiago, Chile15 contributions
Not that great?
Nov. 2021
Maybe it was me, but I just found that I wasn't that cool. There's a bunch of construction around it so it might be that.
Written 14 November 2021
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Sara G
Boras, Sweden68 contributions
Well worth the visit
Nov. 2021 • Couples
Nice variation in art pieces, good use of remaining wall that keep history close. Many tourists but that also added to the experience.
Written 6 November 2021
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Vicky Silve
Abbadia Lariana, Italy370 contributions
Colourful
Aug. 2021
These colourful murales cover up the spookiness of what remains of the Berlin Wall. My favourite one is “Detour to the Japanese Sector”, which shows a reproduction of Fuji-san and the Rising Sun.
Written 29 October 2021
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Pascale R
Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal246 contributions
Interesting and well done for visitors
Oct. 2021 • Solo
Interesting as artistfrom everywhere. Symbic also moving. Environment nice for a walk. I enjoyed taking pictures and sitting by the river.
Written 26 October 2021
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MrandMrsPoynton
Stockport, UK823 contributions
A must see...
Oct. 2021 • Couples
Great pics. Free to view and look at the wall. Walk behind it with no pics on to get a very different perspective.
Written 18 October 2021
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Louise H
Hvidovre, Denmark72 contributions
History
Oct. 2021 • Family
A great way to experience some of the Berlin history. Short walk from Ostbahnhof. Takes about 30 minutes to walk along the wall or longer if you linger in front of the amazing art.
Written 16 October 2021
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Luca M
Vilnius, Lithuania106 contributions
A good place for graffiti lovers
Sep. 2021
Absolutely a must-see while visiting the city of Berlin. Wasn't disappointed with the way the memorial has been preserved. Located along the river, it is also recommended as a walkway. One of the best open-air art displays ever, we loved it so much.
Written 28 September 2021
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