East Side Gallery
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Mühlenstraße 70-71

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Free

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Less than 1 hour Time to Spend
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The East Side Gallery refers to the longest intact section of the Berlin Wall, which stretches nearly a mile. If you want to experience the wall for the first time, this is the place to do it. After the Berlin Wall's fall (say that 10 times fast) in 1989, dozens of international artists congregated here and created paintings depicting the world's joyous and optimistic reactions to the end of the Cold War era. 

The wall forms the world's largest open-air gallery, featuring more than 100 murals. Recent visitors said it's an interesting look at history, but suggested going early in the day to avoid crowds. 

The gallery is located just off the Warschauer Strasse S-Bahn or U-Bahn stations along the River Spree. The gallery is free to visit 24 hours a day, but private groups tours of up to 35 people can be booked for an additional fee. For more information, visit the gallery's website.

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