Travelog : East Side Gallery, Berlin

The East Side Gallery is one of Berlin’s most historic landmarks that has also been turned into an artistic landmark. The 1.3 km part of the Berlin Wall is the longest part that is still largely intact. The East Side Gallery is visited at all times of the day and night by visitors, locals, and people spilling out of the nearby clubs, such as Berghain or Watergate.

The East Side Gallery is located on the Spree at the former borders of the Soviet and American sector, next to the Oberbaumbrücke, which is one of the most historically important bridges in Berlin. Access via this border crossing was restricted to West Berlin citizens, unlike some other areas that were open to all West German citizens.

Since the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9th, 1989, the cement segments that remain have stood as something more symbolic than just a wall. With installations in every continent, except for Antarctica, the East Side Gallery is the most authentic existing part of the Berlin Wall. These paintings express revolution, celebration of the change and a new hope for the future.

Here are some of the most famous and iconic graffiti in the East Side Gallery :

The Kiss

Andrej Sacharow

Trabant through the Wall

The Wall Jumper

Thumbs Up

Human Flow

Das Vaterland


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