WALL BA­SICS

Here’s our lit­tle guide to the five most im­por­tant Wall sights in town.

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1

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.

2

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.

3

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.

4

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).

5

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.

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