The Berlin Wall, or ‘Berliner Mauer’ if you speak German, is an incredible place to visit, and definitely a must during any trip to Berlin.
Way back in December 2014 – January 2015 I took a trip for the Christmas and New Year holiday. It was a 9 day trip to Amsterdam & Berlin, and this was definitely one of my favorite trips (I know I say that about most trips, but really I just love them all!)
One of the things about this trip that sticks with me the most was getting to see what remains of the Berlin wall. It is something that really and truly takes your breath away.
Along the River Spree is the longest remaining and also the most colorful stretch of the Berlin Wall – known as the East Side Gallery. It runs about 1.3 km long and has been converted into an open-air art gallery, with over 100 murals painted by international artists. They were painted back in 1990 and show the happiness that the people of Berlin felt after the wall came down, with a colorful and creative mixture of political satire, symbols of peace and anti-oppression messages.
Hopefully, you’ll get the chance to see it for yourself, or you’ve already been there. Regardless, here are some of my favorite photos I took of the Berlin Wall, but the real credit goes to the artists themselves….