East Side Gallery, Berlin
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East Side Gallery, Berlin - Address, Phone Number
Address: Muhlenstraße, 10243 Berlin, Germany
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The East Side Gallery consists of a section of the Berlin wall that still remains in the city which was decorated in 1990 as a Museum of Peace. The wall depicts images which are heartening, shocking and at times controversial created by artists in 1990.
This wall and gallery are an extremely important part of modern history and hence are an amazing place to visit. Just viewing the art-work on the walls is a surreal experience. It tells tales of the past in the language of the future. The wall is currently undergoing restoration. Quite a few cracks have formed in the old wall and to avoid any further damage or collapse the wall is being restored. As a result the art is also being re-done. This initiative taken by the artists forms the crux of the East Side Gallery. Included in trip plans for spending 1 day in Berlin or for 2 days Berlin itinerary.
A certain section of the iconic Berlin Wall consists of East Side Gallery which displays the most
shocking and at times controversial images created by the artists in 1990. So, on your visit to Berlin, don’t forget to visit this part of the city as we’re sure that this incredible attraction won’t disappoint you. A happening place to be in, you don’t require East Side Gallery tickets as the price is free of charge. But in order to know about the cultural and historic significance, you can book the East Side Gallery tour tickets, well in advance. There are several East Side Gallery tours which will help you in getting detailed visit of the attraction.
East Side Gallery Information
- Bicycle and subway are the best modes of transportation.
- Restorations are ongoing. They do not take place all the time but it is possible you may not be able to view parts of the wall because of it.
- No parking facility is available.
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The East Side Gallery is one of the last bits of Berlin Wall that is still intact. 1300 metres to be exact. This 1300 meter piece of wall has been used as object for graffiti art. While one side of the wall features famous artwork, the other side features some information about the Berlin Wall and more. The neighbourhood around the wall isn't that interesting but the wall itself should be interesting enough. I walked next to the wall and was mostly focused on the artwork, some of it very interesting and some of it less interesting. Be aware that taking a picture of a bit of wall might be a bit difficult, as it's usually somewhat crowded. The East side gallery is easy to reach. I was able to walk from one to the other metro station via the East Side Gallery.
The longest remaining stretch of the Berlin Wall has become a Mecca for some truly excellent artwork. There is a metro stop nearby so it’s easily accessible and there are also restaurants and bars in the area for you to stop for a spot of lunch. Be warned that some pieces of art are much more famous than others, so there will be large crowds around particular areas of the wall - don’t let this put you off though, as the crowds soon pass once they’ve taken their pictures, and the entire wall features some fantastic art that is well worth seeing.
Amazing artwork and home to more than just the famous gallery pieces. Graffiti legends Cope and Scan (RIP) have pieced on the opposite side of the wall, which I hope are not painted over and taken down! A bit disappointing, however, are the luxury condos built right in the middle of the gallery, which necessitated taking down a portion of the wall / gallery in order to make a driveway! A real shame, especially since most Germans living in the east side cannot afford them, while watching such a historic landmark get destroyed to accommodate wealthy individuals who hardly stay there for more than a few weeks at a time. But I digress - the gallery is amazing and well worth the visit!!
A somewhat crowded place in summer with some very impressive artwork and some great historical context. If you want to see the wall itself in its original state, you're better off going to the wall memorial but if you're interested in the feelings and mood after it fell, then the Eastside gallery is good. You can also get your passport stamped here (instead of the more touristy Checkpoint Charlie) and you can buy "pieces of the wall" here too ... They're are all take of course.
Lovely piece of history. The graffiti art is a great way of modernising this landmark. 1.3km from start to finish. Interesting pieces.
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