14 hours in Berlin- East Side Gallery

One of the top attractions has got to be the Berlin Wall and the best place to see it is the East Side Gallery. It is a 1.3 km long section of the Wall located on Mühlenstraße.  I walked along a small section of the wall, and I’m tired of saying why- because of BAD WEATHER :/

East Side Gallery

East Side Gallery

The Gallery consists of 105 paintings by artists from all over the world, painted in 1990 on the east side of the Berlin Wall. Two-thirds of the paintings are badly damaged by erosion, graffiti, and vandalism (tourists chipping parts of the wall off to bring home as souvenirs). One-third have been restored by a non-profit organization which started work in 2000. Please remember, that no one is allowed to paint on these walls because it is a monument on which professional artists paint.

One of the most well known paintings on the wall is “The Fraternal Kiss”. It is a painting of Erich Honecker and Leonid Brezhnev’s mouth-to-mouth kiss.

The Fraternal Kiss

I think everyone must visit this historical monument especially since the transportation system in Berlin is really good. You’ll get there in seconds! Besides that, the Berlin Wall is the key to the history of Berlin and all of Germany. It’s definitely worth a visit!!

Other places to see remains of the Berlin Wall: Zimmerstrasse, Niederkirchner Strasse, Bernauer Strasse.

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