East Side Gallery
East Side Gallery
4.5
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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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
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  • Dianne N
    Sydney, Australia106 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unique
    A must see when visiting Berlin. Fortunately, we were staying a short walk from the East Side Gallery, so wandered down there a couple of times just to take it all in. Such a unique way of displaying all kinds of art. Be prepared if you go on the weekend it is quite crowded and you may not be able to see it to its best advantage.
    Visited May 2023
    Written June 15, 2023
  • Rayvenger
    Wijnandsrade, The Netherlands244 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a grey wall may turn into…
    Nice to see a part of the wall with the remade drawings. If you are in the East part of town, this is worth a quick stopover. (Be aware, it is ‘just’ one wall, not a full part of the wall. For this you will need to be at the Bernauerstrasse.)
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 28, 2023
  • Caoimhe
    Dublin, Ireland159 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cool artwork
    Nice walk to view some very unique and interesting pieces of art. So many cool art piece to view. Definitely something id recommend for anyone who’s interested in art and looking for something budget friendly (free) to do in Berlin
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 29, 2023
  • Caroline LP
    London, United Kingdom1,310 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Busy attraction but worth the hustle and bustle
    We had a pretty long walk to get here but it was worth the time taken. It was good to see the vibrant colours and use of art to express thought provoking pieces. To be fair not all were to my taste but I’m sure there would be something there for most people. Definitely worth a visit but if with young children be wary of the broken glass on the floor as there were a number of broken bottles seen.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 14, 2023
  • Anne
    Kerava, Finland895 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Piece of history not to be missed while in Berlin
    East Side Gallery is the world’s longest open-air gallery. The remains of the Berlin Wall (Berliner Mauer) stretch 1,3km long and it is filled with amazing art work from various artists. It’s located relatively close to Ostbahnhof, making it easily reachable by S-bahn and regional trains. If you want to get even closer, there’s a bus line that drives through Mühlenstrasse street where the Wall is located. It is a major part of history not to be missed. You can also enjoy your evening on the riverbank of river Spree, just like berliners seem to do. The riverbank also offers great view to Oberbaumbrücke (the two level bridge across the river Spree).
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 23, 2023
  • Josie Iino
    Cambridge, United Kingdom605 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommend!
    I highly enjoyed this experience. My friends and I walked through and we enjoyed most of the images. It is surreal that the fall of the Berlin Wall was within a large percentage of our population's living memory. In the evening, when it is cool, it is a great way to end the day. My friends and I, afterwards, enjoyed a wonderful breeze on the river alongside it. I would highly recommend, particularly in the evening.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 18, 2023
  • David K
    United Kingdom488 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    East Side Gallery
    Not far from the Berlin Ostbahnhof station , The East Side Gallery is what`s left of the Berlin wall. It must of felt strange if you were one side or the other, plenty of art work and the artists names & dates on the wall .. Some great art work, and as I walked down I found a gap inbetween the wall And saw the River Spree and a plague about the wall ..
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 19, 2023
  • Caitronia Nuvail
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The East Side Gallery in Berlin is a captivating journey into history and contemporary art.
    Exploring the East Side Gallery in Berlin was a captivating journey into history and contemporary art. The gallery, which is a preserved section of the Berlin Wall, features a vibrant and thought-provoking collection of murals and graffiti. Each artwork tells a unique story and reflects the spirit of unity and change that followed the wall’s fall. Walking along the gallery’s open-air corridor and admiring the colorful and often politically charged artworks was a powerful experience. The guided tours provided valuable insights into the artists and the significance of the East Side Gallery in Berlin’s history. The East Side Gallery is a must-visit for art enthusiasts, history buffs, and anyone looking to understand the city’s past and present.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 20, 2023
  • partie-of-seven
    Roselle, Illinois149 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Art on the Wall
    Plenty of interesting art work along this piece of the old Berlin Wall. I would suggest going in early morning or early evening when it is cooler out. All the more famous works are crowded with people taking selfies.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 3, 2023
  • Ellenlyn
    Larksville, Pennsylvania7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Correcting History
    This was worth the visit. Easy to get to by bus or S bahn. The Oberbaum bridge is also at the beginning, so that’s a nice photo op. Molecule man statue, just down from the bridge. Panels of the wall have been painted with thoughtful, funny, clever, and varied messages. This is the largest open air gallery in the world. We really enjoyed our walk. There were a few bars, restaurants in the area overlooking the Spree. We didn’t stop in any but we were interested to see it was a choice. Glad we saw it!!!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 9, 2023
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Swimsteve
Kingscliff, Australia348 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
First time I visited a couple of years back I arrived in the middle of the day bus loads of tourists were milling around. I was so put off by the number of people posing for pictures, buskers and street merchants plying their various trades I just lost interest. This year I was staying across the road so I went for an early morning walk (6:30am) and was able to enjoy looking at the various good and some not so good wall artworks. The river was lovely at this time of the morning as well!
Written January 12, 2020
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Ryan W
Nottinghamshire, UK103 contributions
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Jan 2020
When I saw the reviews I was very excited to see this, but I found myself slightly disappointed.

After seeing the first few pieces of artwork it becomes rather repetitive and at times distasteful, especially with all the tourists posing for the best instagram photo infront of the art.

I think as someone previously said, the artwork is at times amazing and the artists are clearly talented, however, it can distract you from the awful ongoings that the wall actually caused, painting it colourful and at times humorous takes away from the pain it inflicted.
Written January 15, 2020
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Bretts
Christchurch, New Zealand41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
This seems to be an Artists area in Berlin. Interesting food places and spots where people gather in the evening. The section of the Berlin wall that has been left as a memorial is extraordinary. Famous images have been painted on the wall here including the painting of the Trabant busting through the wall. If you are in Berlin and are staying near I thoroughly recommend spending an evening or part of a day in this area.
Written September 29, 2022
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andycoldham
Crawley, UK978 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
This mile long stretch of the wall is probably the most visited part of the wall. The wall is very well preserved and every section covered by superb murals/graffiti. The famous painting being the kiss between Russia and the states. Its a great place for photographers and a must see on any visit to berlin.
Written July 25, 2020
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SIm-sons08122019
10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
When in Berlin, this is one place I feel you should not missed because of the wall history in the past but more so as the representation in drawing or art piece that were created or inspired and put onto the wall. The images and expression in them will trigger some of the why, how come and what is next that the world, human beings and many more will do while being present in this world, the history learnt that will move us better in the future or not?
Look out for the famous American / Soviet Union MAN 'Kissing", is one of the icon and must see as it was very well portrayed.
It will not be a short walk, so bring along some food stuff and leisurely stroll through the wall which I feel will take at least an hour to really enjoy the journey. Tip- there is a McDonald and some food joint after the wall toward and in the train station.
Written March 16, 2020
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Stephenie K
Castlederg, UK236 contributions
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Jan 2020 • Couples
We had to see the part of the Berlin wall that's still standing. It's an amazing sight and to think that this was to stop ppl from going into west Berlin from the east and knowing some of the lengths ppl went to, to escape. The inner side of the wall next the grass has been vandalised with graffiti but the side next the road has some amazing pieces of art on them.
Written January 31, 2020
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,626 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I advise all travelers, specially those not acquainted with history, first to visit the Berlin Wall memorial on Bernauer Str to learn and understand the Wall, and afterwards to come here on the East side. I wrote a detailed review about it, so if interested read it (it's on TA Nr. 2 for attractions in Berlin).
Both of these are the longest remnants of this tragic structure in Berlin, I think the East side is even longer.
The East side is surely one of world's best open air art galleries, and the fact it's presented on the original Berlin (in)famous Wall makes it unique. Such quality murals and graffiti I saw only at Wynwood Walls in Miami and in Medellin's Comuna 13 in entire world.
Visiting the gallery is of course an absolute must and totally free, and I'd suggest when in the area to visit other attractions in vicinity like the Oberbaum bridge, the Molecul Man installation on Spree river and little bit further the Treptower park with the Soviet memorial.
Written March 29, 2020
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Lauren B
London, UK40 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
It is worthwhile visiting the East Side Gallery - amazing piece of history stretching 1.4km. Wonderful artwork and culture. It will be great when the exhibition is finished in 2021 as it will provide more insight into the artworks.
Written February 16, 2020
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Faz K
Glasgow, UK36 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
The gallery itself is worth a visit. Its an interesting historic piece of history. However, I found it quite difficult getting any decent pictures as it was really busy. There is a museum at the start of the gallery but at 12.50 euros i felt was too expensive. There is a busy and vibrant square just across from the gallery which houses a music hall/cinema and various eateries and we spent a lovely afternoon here.
Written June 20, 2022
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NickofSurrey
Surrey, UK990 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
Read this was worth a visit-the eastern side of a section of the Berlin Wall, decorated by artists after the fall of the wall in 1989.This was as a statement, given that prior to the fall, to damage the eastern side meant prison. Took the S7 (S-bahn) to Warschauer, came out and turned left, and it is a short walk (and the blue signs high up on the lamp post direct you). The first few pictures had been graffited. It was mediocre on the whole and not worth a special effort. Behind this wall was a lovely stretch of The river Spree and a really nice bridge.
Written October 4, 2020
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