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A Trabant breaks through the wall, the brotherly kiss between Honecker and Brezhnev,and more unique wall paintings at the East Side Gallery in Berlin.

East-Side-Gallery in Berlin

The East Side Gallery in Berlin is with 1.3 km the longest open-air gallery of the world and is as well the longest surviving piece of the Berlin Wall.

Shortly after the fall of the wall artists from around the world gathered to paint on a piece of the wall. Shortly after the fall of the wall artists from around the world gathered to paint on a piece of the wall.
The west side of the wall was already full of paintings before 1989.
The most famous paintings are “The Brotherkiss” by Dimitrji Vrubel showing Honecker and Breschnew giving each other the socialist brotherkiss in 1979 in Berlin, as well as a painting of an eastern German car, a Trabant smashing through the Wall.

As many paintings were pretty destroyed after the years, the whole gallery was restored in 2008, when a lot of the original artists returned to Berlin to restore their paintings. Now the gallery is once again resplendent. Located directly at the river Spree, you can lay relaxed on the lawn or enjoy a cocktail in one of the many beach bars.
Right in front of the East Side Gallery you find the Mercedes-Benz-Arena, where up to 17,000 spectators fit in to watch a concert or an Ice-hockey or Basketball match.
Also super close by you find Berlin´s most beautiful bridge, the Oberbaumbrücke, where during the summer nights musicians gather to keep the night awake.
Within walking distance you can reach the Alexanderplatz, which is another highlight of the city of Berlin.

The East Side Gallery in Berlin is a must during your Berlin visit. It is one of the top 10 sights of Berlin for us

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The East Side Gallery in Berlin

Location & Sights nearby

The East Side Gallery is located in the district Friedrichshain/Kreuzberg in Berlin. There you can find the station Warschauer Straße. From there you can reach many directions of the city.
Near the station is the RAW area. On 70,000 qm you will find approx. 80 projects of all kinds. From circuses to pubs, bars to clubs, beer drinkers to art lovers. In summer cinema outdoors in winter indoors. The Kunsthaus Urban Spree is particularly recommended.
If you walk along the banks of the Spree, you come to the Elsenbrücke at Treptower Park. You can also use public transport. There is the Arena Berlin and our tip is a visit to the Badeschiff (bathing ship), probably the most unusual bath in Europe. Treptower Park is worth a visit. Pure relaxation. The attraction in the park is the "Soviet Memorial".
From the East Side Gallery you can walk in all directions, you will find many restaurants, pubs, cafés everywhere and Berlin's nightlife at home here.

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Address: Mühlenstraße, 10243 Berlin
Public transport: S + U Warschauer Straße (S5, S7, S75, U1, bus: S + U Warschauer Straße (248, 347, N1)

 

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