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Address: Muehlenstrasse, 14059 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: 49 30 251 7159
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description: This mile-long stretch of the Berlin Wall is one of the largest remaining...
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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Amazing but spoilt by graffiti and selfies

This is a unique piece of the wall dedicated to topical and political art . It has been repainted in 2010 after so much graffiti . Even now the silly graffiti has returned on some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

This is a unique piece of the wall dedicated to topical and political art . It has been repainted in 2010 after so much graffiti . Even now the silly graffiti has returned on some paintings but the whole is still worth the trip to see the pictures and remember what it was like in the GDR days. Another annoying... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Well, graffiti is everywhere in Berlin. Some of it is amazing street art but a lot just seems like too many disgruntled 'artists' with access to spray paint. We were so disappointed that almost all of the art is littered with meaningless graffiti. It is runing the original intent. Still worth a look but not what we imagined,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

There is a large part of the wall here with some very interesting art work and unfortunately a lot of graffiti, but it is still well worth walking the whole thing, and then coming back along the river, the best of the art work is on the road side. You can also get your passport stamped here, well worth a... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

This place is a must for anyone visiting Berlin. The artwork on what remains of this are of the wall is thought provoking and emotive. Just take a walk along the wall and take in the imagry created to remember and celebrate what happened in 1961.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

If you are interested in the history of the wall, it's better to see the Wall Memorial. If you like the artwork, you may be disappointed due to the writings/drawings on the original paintings. (They were last restored in 2009.) There is a busy road along this wall, so it's not a very nice walking area. There are some really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Beautiful. Lovely long walk, seeing beautiful artwork! Only downside is the amount of graffiti on the work. Must see when in Berlin

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Many of the photos of the wall you have seen before are here, take a walk along this street and enjoy… If you don’t feel like walking all the way to get there (and you have a daily transportation pass), take the Subway in Alexanderplatz and get off at Warschauer Strasse and walk towards the river… you cannot miss them...then... More 

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Aarschot, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

It is a nice long walk, with murals for all tastes. Unfortunately too many people are tempted to leave behind their own 'mark'...We walked down from Warschau Strasse S Bahnhof, and before we started (the weather was nice) we went for coffee @Pirates of Berlin.. Then we strolled along the Gallery.. at the end, make sure to take a look... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Close to the U/S-bahn, it's perfect for strolling towards the city center and Alexander Platz. A lot of the art is really cool, but some places, it has deliberately been printes over. That's a shame. But definitely worth a tour when in Berlin.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Artwork is mostly damaged by the graffitis Still great but not good as expected. Some famous pictures are still there...

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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.
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