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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Neighborhood: 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
Popular mentions

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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 November 25, 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 November 25, 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 November 14, 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 November 6, 2021
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Vicky Silve
Abbadia Lariana, Italy367 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 October 29, 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 October 26, 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 October 18, 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 October 16, 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 September 28, 2021
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Simon B
7 contributions
The largest remnant of Berlin's most distinctive sight
Sep 2021
If the weather is good, it's a worthwhile stroll to see the largest remaining length of wall and the art which has been made using it. Beware though, there isn't that much else in the immediate area.
Written September 26, 2021
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