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East Side Gallery

Muehlenstrasse, 14059 Berlin, Germany
49 30 251 7159
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Ranked #38 of 464 Attractions in Berlin
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: 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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Oslo, Norway
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

This is a good way for young people to learn about the cold war, and it's effects on Berlin as a city after the second world war. The remaining of the wall seen inn the sunset, with Berlin's famous tv-tower inn the background is a nice motive for pictures, but the history reminds us how close we came a third... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Very cool... An open place with many gratifies along the Berlin Wall (some of them are famous)… Two interesting things are that you can write your name on the wall, at least I did :), and in the first meters you will find a small shop with interesting gifts regarding to the wall and old east Germany … the friendly... More

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Having read why some people were disappointed by the East Side Gallery, I'm sure they just expected far too much. This is public art in the raw with people expressing their own individual interpretations of things that affected them, and about which they wish to express their view to the rest of us. This includes the graffiti that liberally adorns... More

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Paal, Limburg, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Definitely try visiting the East Side Gallery, where a monument that changed history is combined with some fine contemporary streetart.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We were left very disappointed after going out of our way to see the East Side Gallery. It's not very interesting, there is no information provided on the history of any of the art and the area is very dirty. I wouldn't bother.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We arrived here with a sense of excitement only to be told that there is a lot of art/graffiti on the wall that isn' t original. Saying this it' still worth a visit as it gives a good feeling of being trapped behind this infamous wall.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The East Side Gallery is the longest stretch of standing wall in Berlin, about a mile and a half. Most of it was painted shortly after the wall 'fell'...unfortunately, local folks have put graffiti on some of the moving artistic work. The impact of walking along it is more about appreciating the sense of being 'imprisoned' however,, and thinking about... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We visited the Berlin Wall Memorial on the other side of town earlier in the day, and when we arrived at the East Side Gallery, all of the plaques giving info about the art were covered with layers of graffiti. There was no other information posted anywhere. It also looked like so many layers of art had been painted on... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This was once a unique exemplar of Berlin history where artists were invited from the east side of the city to paint the wall ( something unheard of in communist times and also literally impossible) . Whereas this has become a landmark for freedom I personally was disappointed on my third visit within 2 years to see the mess that... More

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Bytom, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

If you enjoy urban art - East Side Gallery is WOW. Some of the artworks are not striking, but there certainly are some urban masterpieces including famous Trabant and the Kiss. Recommended! Place full of vibrant history.

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