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East Side Gallery

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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
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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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Well worth a visit to see some amazing graffiti. It really brings home to you how awful the division between the East and West was and helps you to understand how the wall was... read more

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Well worth a visit to see some amazing graffiti. It really brings home to you how awful the division between the East and West was and helps you to understand how the wall was constructed.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The East Side Gallery is the longest piece of the Wall still standing. I loved walking along it, looking at the paintings and reading the sentences or even poems written on the wall. During our visit much of the paintings were being repainted as many of them very severely destroyed by graffiti. There was also a fence protecting a wall.... More 

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Entirely accidentally we visited the east side gallery during some sort of music event where there was a great Street food market. It really added to the atmosphere and we enjoyed our trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went early in the morning which seemed to be the time to go. We pretty much had the street to ourselves. We got there just before 9am so try and go at this time. The gallery itself is Street art on the wall. Some are more thought provoking than others. On a sunny morning it is an enjoyable walk.

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Newport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took a train to the southernmost point of the gallery, which gave us the opportunity to see one of Berlin's most-celebrated bridges. During our visit we studied a photographic exhibition about people injured in the Syrian civil war. There are some excellent and poignant photos and text to match. Allow at least half an hour to look at it... More 

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Landshut, Germany
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Not really many originals but i always like to take friends there who havent been to Berlin - its easy to get there and you can just wander around, look at the wall, take fun photos and listen to street music for ages. Dont forget to bring a drink, sit down, enjoy the sun and look at the Spree.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although having a fence to protect a wall is a bit ironic, it's understandable, given Berlin's graffiti tradition. We loved the variety, creativity, humour and touching moments as we walked the walk.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

East Side Gallery is the longest stretch of the Berlin wall which is still standing. Many artists have painted artworks on the wall which are interesting to look at. Unfortunately much of the wall has been defaced with graffiti which does somewhat spoil the effect, although thankfully some parts are fenced off and therefore not graffiti covered. Worth visiting to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A fantastic stretch of preserved Berlin Wall (800m ?) with countless and unique murals. I'd advise you visit the Berlin Wall Memorial first before hitting this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Everyone has their favourite mural on this wall. They're all colourful and trendy and more/less meaningful. We were more moved by the images and text posted on the back of this stretch of wall, showing testimonials of victims from more recent war.

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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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