What remains of the Berlin Wall is both a reminder of a tumultuous past and warning of the power of governmental ideology. Built in 1961, these walls were built by the GDR to separate the socialist Eastern Bloc from the Germany to the west.
Today, poignant artifacts like the East Side Gallery and memorials like the Berlin Wall Memorial remain. The East Side Gallery is the largest open-air gallery on Earth at 1.3 km (0.8 miles) long. It is all that is left of the wall where it originally stood and is adorned in paintings representing freedom from oppression.
The Berlin Wall Memorial, located on Bernauer Strasse, is a must see, with the grounds preserved as it had been during the time the wall had been intact, while also providing visitors with an honest understanding of the issues the people of this area faced when the Berlin Wall was constructed between them. Admission is free for both!
Note:The Berlin Wall Memorial is featured on our map.