Locals recommend a visit to the East Side Gallery Berlin at night because after 8 pm hardly any people come to see this main attraction. During the day, housands of international guests come here and take pictures. In the evening you have this 1.3 km long section of the Berlin Wall almost exclusively for yourself. No tourists or the notorious fake “fundraisers” will disturb you. The street lighting is not perfect but good enough to see all the paintings well. If you want to take some good photographs don’t forget to bring your wide angle to capture the entire picture. That’s because many cars are parking right next to the sidewalk.
East Side Gallery Berlin at night is a piece of living history
The gallery consists of 118 paintings by artists from around the world, painted in 1990 on the east side of the Berlin Wall. The paintings at the East Side Gallery are a document of a time of change. They express the euphoria and high hopes for a better, free future for all the people of the world. Even though Berlin became a tourist hotspot it still has a special atmosphere. Some things seem almost as improvised as in the early nineties. Since this is a public place, there is no entry fee.
When visiting the East Side Gallery make sure to explore this so-called “hinterland of the wall” thoroughly. To relax you can make stops and sit directly on the river Spree.
How to get there
Mühlenstraße between Oberbaumbrücke and Ostbahnhof
Oberbaumbrücke: 347, N1
Warschauer Straße: 347, N1
Stralauer Allee: 347
Warschauer Straße: S3, S5, S7, S75
Warschauer Straße: U1
Warschauer Straße: M10, M13
TIP: Walk from the Warschauer Straße to the Ostbahnhof, because there you have good connection to the S-Bahn.
TIP: Don’t let strangers try to persuade you to participate in a gamble. The games are rigged and you are bound to lose your money!
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