EXPLORING THE BERLIN WALL
Of course, no trip here is complete without visiting the famous Berlin Wall. Up until today, this is the pride and joy of the Germans as this wall symbolises both sadness and the suffering of the locals and their joy and freedom when it was brought down in 1991. Unlike the Great Wall of China, this wall is divided into different segments and since it was broken down, bits and pieces of the wall have been scattered around the area. Today, most parts of this wall are used as a platform for graffiti artists to showcase their talent. After a few weeks, the drawings are erased to give way to other artists to put up new drawings.
The remains of the wall can be found at the Old St Hedwig Cemetery and Mausoleum, Bösebrücke, Guts Park, Mauerpark and Potsdamer Platz. Out of all these places, my utmost favourite was the East Side Gallery as the drawings on these walls reflected the true feelings of the Germans to the changes they hope to see people around the world make, and Mauerpark as this is where the flea market and open mic performances are held every Sunday. It was quite an experience to see everyone come together, sit in a circle and let anyone perform in the centre while the crowd cheers for the person performing (talk about team spirit and unity)!
THE WALL DRAWINGS ON THE EAST SIDE GALLERY