The wall has been preserved in several areas of the city, each in its own style. This one, while remaining a historical claim, does not resemble Topography of Terror or the Memorial, this is the bohemian and alternative sister: a section of the wall completely covered with graffiti.
- Ostbahnhof (East Station) is the nearest train and metro station. It hardly takes 10 minutes from the city center.
- The gallery is open-air on Mühlenstraße, parallel to Spree river, so you can visit at any time and it’s free.
- It measures 1316 meters and there are 103 murals painted on it. Although most are permanent, the less popular ones are replaced by new ones once they deteriorate, being the last restoration in 2009. All are oriented to the north side of the wall. On the back there are no murals, which I have never come to understand.
I have gone twice, and it is not only my favorite section of the wall, but I really think it is worth visiting more than once, for two reasons: the first is that apart from the star murals, many others I did not remember, that second time caught my attention; and secondly, because every so often they are renewed (although it was not my case, it has not been retouched since 2009), since they are outdoors without any enclosure, and therefore exposed to environmental elements and many third-class graffiti of those who seem envious about not have been invited to write their shabby name in the gallery, and those very much in love that instead of taking selfies with the wall, they very nice declare their love marring the murals, as for example one of the most acclaimed, that of Thierry Noir.
It’s inspiration can not be other than the fall of the wall and all that it meant and means; Most messages advocate for integration, peace and freedom. Famous artists from all over the world have come here to express their work.
There is some other high quality graffiti nearby the wall.