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Border fortifications at today's East Side Gallery

The border strip with Hinterland Wall in Mühlenstrasse as seen from the Spree River. © Berlin Wall Foundation, Photo: Wolfgang Böttger

Guided Tour

East Side Gallery - Focus: The Berlin Wall

In 1990, the artists painted their pictures on the Berlin Wall. From 1961 to 1989, it separated Friedrichshain in East Berlin from Kreuzberg in West Berlin. To expand the border area, the buildings on the banks of the Spree were demolished and people had to move. At least 13 people died in the area between Oberbaumbrücke and Ostbahnhof. In this guided tour, historical traces of the division are discovered and artworks of the East Side Gallery are presented that deal with life in the GDR and the overcoming of the SED dictatorship.

East Side Gallery
Adults, Schools & Organizations
Group size
Max. 20 persons
1.5 hours
German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese, Turkish
Free for school groups. Adults: €3.50, reduced €2.50 per person. For groups of less than 10 people, there is a base fee of €35.00.
Meeting Point

Mühlenstraße 73, 10243 Berlin-Friedrichshain
The meeting point for all guided tours is the Berlin Wall Foundation's Infomobile on the Spree side of the East Side Gallery, diagonally opposite Tamara-Danz-Straße. The tours end in the direction of Stralauer Platz / Ostbahnhof.


Please observe the current hygiene measures.

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