Berlin Wall East Side Gallery : Iconic Artwork Awaits!

Besides the Berlin Wall Documentation Centre, there’s another interesting side to the Berlin Wall – The Berlin Wall East Side Gallery.

Paintings at the Berlin Wall East Side Gallery

Actually, Kate and I sort of stumbled upon the East Side Gallery. We were kind of searching for it in a general direction but did not know exactly where we were going. So we walked 2 long streets and were thinking to ourselves “Are we in the right direction?”. Just then, we saw a long stretch of wall and we knew we had arrived at the East Side Gallery!

 Berlin Wall East Side Gallery Information
Berlin Wall East Side Gallery Information

The East Side Gallery is actually a collection of art work from artists all over the world. It was started in 1990 and now consists of 105 pieces of art at this open air gallery.

 Cute Watch Tower @ East Side Gallery
Cute Watch Tower @ East Side Gallery

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Depiction at Checkpoint Charlie

The above 2 pictures are the most iconic drawings at the East Side Gallery. We often see it on the postcards in Berlin. There are also many other cute, interesting and though-provoking artworks at the East Side Gallery…

 Murals on the Berlin Wall
Murals on the Berlin Wall

East Side Gallery as we walked from Warschauer Street
East Side Gallery as we walked from Warschauer Street

Chill by the river at the East Side Gallery

As we continued to stroll along the East Side Gallery, we noticed a boat that resembled a floating hostel…

 Eastern Comfort Hostel - East Side Gallery
Eastern Comfort Hostel – East Side Gallery

Turns out that the Eastern Comfort Hostel was a vessel that has been refurbished to become a floating hostel. So Kate and I decided to have a drink at the Floating Lounge…

 Floating Lounge of Eastern Comfort Hostel
Floating Lounge of Eastern Comfort Hostel

The prices at the floating lounge was quite reasonable. We had a cider and one of the beers on tap. The cool thing about drinks in Germany is that the drinks are usually served in the glasses of the same name! (Yes, we drank Bulmers cider and Rothaus beer)

 Bulmers Cider and Rothaus Beer at Eastern Comfort Hostel Floating Lounge
Bulmers Cider and Rothaus Beer at Eastern Comfort Hostel Floating Lounge

The atmosphere was relaxed, unpretentious and chill. There were others seated around us, catching up with one another and enjoying jokes among themselves. Coupled with the view of the river, that was really a simple, lazy yet unforgettable afternoon…

 View of the river from the floating lounge @ East Side Gallery
View of the river from the floating lounge @ East Side Gallery

Map of the Berlin Wall East Side Gallery



Map of the Berlin Wall East Side Gallery

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You have just finished a post from our Berlin Travels. Below, you can find other relevant posts covered during this trip!

Top 8 Things to do and Attractions in Berlin Germany
Berliner Hof Hotel – A great base to explore Berlin
Berlin Hauptbahnhof : Futuristic Berlin Central Station
Alexanderplatz Berlin : A relaxed evening and a sumptuous steak dinner at Block House
Hotel Amelie Berlin : No frills budget stay
Berliner Currywurst : Is it really all that its hyped up to be?
Berlin Wall East Side Gallery : Iconic Artwork Awaits
Checkpoint Charlie Berlin : At Berlin Wall between East and West Berlin
Holocaust Memorial Berlin : Memorial to the Murdered Jews in Europe
Brandenburg Gate Berlin Germany aka Brandenburger Tor : A Must Visit Attraction
Berlin Zoo aka Hauptstadt Zoologischer Garten : Back to Nature…
Berlin Wall Documentation Centre : History Before Your Very Eyes
Der Reichstag Berlin : Home of the German Parliament (Bundestag)

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Berlin Wall East Side Gallery
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Enjoy the paintings and remember to chillax at the Berlin Wall East Side Gallery!

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