The East Side Gallery is a beautiful and inspiring open-air art gallery in the Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg neighborhood. The gallery consists of paintings on a piece of the Berlin Wall that divided the city from 1961-1989. This portion of the wall divided the neighborhoods of Friedrichshain, which is part of the former east, and Kreuzberg, which was in the west. The paintings are full of inspirational quotes and messages of unity, peace, and equality.
The East Side Gallery is located on Mühlenstraße in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg in Berlin. It can be reached by the M10 tram at the terminal stop of S+U Warschauer Straße, by the U-Bahn (subway) line 1 at the end station U Warschauer Straße, or by any of the main east/west S-Bahn lines (5, 7, or 75) at Warschauer Straße.
The East Side Gallery is an excellent way to see a piece of history turned into a wonderful work of art. It’s completely free to see it, and you can visit at all hours.
Here are a few more of my favorite paintings on the East Side Gallery: