WHERE IS THE BEST VIEW OF THE WALL?
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.