Here’s our little guide to the five most important Wall sights in town.
To see what the Wall really looked like in all its gray and intimidating might, visit its last remaning untouched stretch at the Gedenkstätte
Berlin Mauer, between Nordbahnhof and U Bernauer Straße.
For a more colorful stretch of the infamous barrier, check out the mural paintings on the East Side Gallery (S+U Warschauer Str.), painted by artists in the early 1990s.
Those running short of time can still admire a still-standing portion
of the Berlin Wall without leaving the center, on the western side of the Topographie des Terrors grounds in Niederkirchstraße.
If you want a more emotional Wall experience, artist Yagedar Asisi did a fantastic job recreating the Wall atmospheres, views, and noises on an October day in 1980 in his Wall
Panorama installation in Friedrichstrasse (www.asisi.de).
Now that you’ve seen the main views, go pro by examining the rest of the Wall at the so-called “Wall cemetery,” an abandoned field in Teltow (Oderstraße, S Teltow Stadt then bus X1), just outside of Berlin, where the city placed dozens of Wall slabs, some artfully painted, some gray, all surrounded by overgrown grass.