The East Side Gallery at the Berlin Wall

East Side Gallery Berlin Wall

I never knew I had such resilience about weather until we found ourselves eye-devouring the East Side Gallery at the Berlin Wall. The icy cold weather and snowfall couldn’t keep me away from the murals I had so desperately wanted to see for myself.

I, my friends, am an art lover… apparently. :)

So a few things you must know when wanting to visit the East Side Gallery.

  1. There are multiple “Wall” experiences. In our “Berlin, I Love You” post from our time there in October we visited one of the more sobering spots where they chronicled who died on that particular piece of land. If you’re looking for art, you head to the East Side Gallery.
  2. There are two stops that you can take that will get you to different parts of the wall. Warschauer Strasse that has both the U1 and the S5/7 and the Ostbahnhof stop which you can hop on the S3/5/7 trains.
  3. The walk is 1.3 kilometers.
  4. There are over 100+ murals.
  5. There is currently a big disagreement in Berlin over pieces of the East Side Gallery being moved in place of luxury apartments. David Hasselhoff even showed up to a protest to show his support/give a PR boost to his career.

The walk to the gallery in the snow really paid off. With few to no people around, we were able to grab pictures of the artwork with no problem. Here are a few of my favorites – make sure to head to The Wall to see them in all their glory.

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East Side Gallery

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Murals at the Berlin Wall-11

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East Side Gallery

8 Responses to “The East Side Gallery at the Berlin Wall”

  1. Jennifer March 20, 2013 at 11:14 am #

    I loved the East Side Gallery! We drove the length of it on our Trabi Safari and I only wish the weather had been better so I could also walk it. Ah well, just reason to go back to Berlin!

    • Erica April 10, 2013 at 4:56 pm #

      BOO. It was nice to take time and look at them all. If it was so FREAKING COLD outside we would have stayed longer.

  2. Kenin Bassart March 20, 2013 at 11:39 am #

    You took some great shots, and really captured the essence of the artwork.
    I’ll have to remember this spot.

    • Erica April 10, 2013 at 5:07 pm #

      Thanks Kenin. I’ll bug you guys about it if you head that way.

  3. Naomi March 20, 2013 at 8:33 pm #

    Why would you move it to make way for some luxury flats?!? These photos are beaut, the murals are amazing. It’d be such a shame if the construction went ahead.

    • Erica April 10, 2013 at 5:08 pm #

      I know. It is how many cities go now. Austin is just as bad about tearing down important buildings to make way for cash cows.

  4. Patrick Smith March 21, 2013 at 10:36 am #

    Great post with great photos. We loved the East Side Gallery- the creativity of some of the artists is amazing! Thanks

    • Erica April 10, 2013 at 5:09 pm #

      Thanks Patrick! I’m glad you liked it. I wish I could have spent more time there but our hands were going numb from the cold and the snow was picking up.

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