Exploring The Berlin Wall East Side Gallery

 

I have always been fascinated by the Berlin Wall, and the Cold War in general. It’s always been on my list of must see historical locations. I had been to Berlin briefly years ago, but during my recent trip to Berlin, the Berlin Wall and the East Side Gallery were high on my list.

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Photo: Ghost Town Travels

Photo: Ghost Town Travels

Photo: Ghost Town Travels

The fall of the Berlin Wall occurred on November 9th, 1989, and the East Side Gallery was born shortly after in 1990. According to the association of artists involved with the gallery, “The East Side Gallery is understood as a monument to the fall of the Berlin Wall and the peaceful negotiation of borders and conventions between societies and people".

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The East Side Gallery is 1.3 kilometers stretch of the former Berlin Wall along Mühlenstraße in former East Berlin. It is the largest open-air gallery in the world.

You might find yourself competing with others looking for the perfect photo op, but there are so many really great murals, there’s no shortage of art and history to take in.

If you are visiting Berlin, it won’t be hard to find the East Side Gallery. For more information check out: https://www.visitberlin.de/en/east-side-gallery

If He-Man & Skeletor can get along, the rest of us can.

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Photo: Ghost Town Travels