When visiting Germany, one can’t miss Berlin most crucial landmark, i.e. The Berlin Wall. Even though it has been three decades since the Berlin Wall came down, surprisingly, the Berlin Wall kept Germany divided for 28 years. Moreover, very little of the wall remains in physical form; however, it stands as an impressive symbol of the Cold War.
The wall which was indirectly called ‘Anti-Fascist Protection Barrier’, used to be a symbol of oppression and inhumanity. Now, the city has the biggest remaining stretch of the wall, which offers an insight into this great structure.
East Side Gallery
It is the longest remaining stretch of the Berlin Wall. Regarded as the largest open-air gallery in the world, it is also the best spot in Berlin to watch the colorful, famous murals on the wall.
It is best known for its weekly flea market and open-air karaoke session; however, this park also houses remains of the Berlin Wall. Set up in what used to be a no-man’s land, the small stretch of the wall here has since become a favorite canvas for graffiti artists.
It’s the last original segments of the Berlin Wall that were destroyed in 2008. However, six sections were conserved and later erected at the entrance to the Potsdamer Platz station. Just round the corner are the few remaining watchtowers in the city.
Berlin Wall Memorial
The wall ran along the entire southern edge of Bernauer Straße. This former strip and watch tower now houses an open-air museum, which offers audio and video material about the Berlin Wall.
There are plenty of other places from where one can witness remaining parts of the Berlin Wall. Witnessing history can be great for history buffs.