WHERE IS THE BEST VIEW OF THE WALL?

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It’s been 27 years since the Berlin Wall came down and to­day not much re­mains of it, but the Berlin Wall Me­mo­rial Cen­ter next to U-Bahn Ber­nauer Straße still con­veys a feel for the once-mighty Cold War bar­rier. The high­light of the ex­hibit is a well-pre­served 70-me­ter (230ft.) seg­ment that il­lus­trates the Wall’s dou­ble for­ti­fi­ca­tions and so-called “death strip” in be­tween. The East Side Gallery (Müh­len­straße, S Warschauer Straße) pro­vides a more color­ful view, with 1.5 km (0.9mi) of pre­served Berlin Wall dec­o­rated with mu­rals by more than 100 in­ter­na­tional artists. There are more slabs of the Berlin Wall scat­tered around town, but if you are won­der­ing where the other 100+ kilo­me­ters of bar­rier dis­ap­peared to, make the trek to Tel­tow (Oder­str.) to visit the so-called “Wall ceme­tery,” where 130 con­crete seg­ments stand wait­ing to be pur­chased.

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