Berlin - East Side Gallery – Art, Division and a New City

East Side Gallery – Art, Division and a New City

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East Side Gallery, Berlin, Germany
45 mins

About the tour

If you want to see the Berlin wall in Berlin there are only a few places left where you can go. When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989 the people wanted it gone as soon as possible. Berliners and people from around the world were hacking the concrete of the wall into pieces and whole slabs were sold to whoever wanted to pay for it so that the 176km border fence shrunk really rapidly. The East Side Gallery with its colorful murals is the longest and best preserved part of it with a length of 1.3km. We will take a stroll along the fabulous paintings of the longest outdoor gallery in the world and you will find out where the name originates from and why 2009 was a crucial year for the gallery. We will also get behind the wall and see how close the west of Berlin was but still how unreachable for the people in the East. Surrounding the East Side Gallery Berlin is getting a new futuristic face with shiny business and event buildings and office blocks that will have a fantastic view of the city once they are done. You will see a side of Berlin you would have not expected to see here. Going back to the old and beautiful the tour will end at the Oberbaumbrücke which is one of Berlin ́s most famous and most photographed bridge and you will see why. Arja is looking forward to seeing you in Berlin.

Meet your local guide


Arja has worked for over 13 years as a full-time tour guide in Berlin and all around Europe. She is a studied historian and passionate about all the big and small stories surrounding this beautiful city she calls home. Born and raised in Northwestern Germany, she came to Berlin after finishing university in Hamburg with a Masters degree in history and American literature and having traveled the world for 4 years. With her family roots in the city, she always felt drawn to the multitude of layers of life you can find in Berlin starting with her own family story. Telling stories is what she loves and meeting people from all over the world is the next best thing to traveling the world herself.

Arja has been guiding since Mar 2007

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Berlin with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Berlin. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the guide’s hard work, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Kate M.

30 April 2021

Wonderful tour, great guide.

Lee(Amsterdam) ..

29 April 2021

Another incredible tour by Arja! She definitely knows her subjects inside out, which means info can flow naturally and with lots of extra humour added! The streetart was fascinating and Lulu is always the best sidekick!

Tunia J.

29 April 2021

Arja provided a superb tour of Berlin's East Gallery (the permanent open-air gallery of the largest surviving section of the Berlin Wall). Arja expertly wove the history of the time of the Wall while showing us the various artworks. I learned a great deal about past and present. Danke.

Phyllis w.

28 April 2021

Love Arja's tours ! her great energy put a smile on my face

Mindy 🇺🇲 (New York) N.

28 April 2021

Enjoyed the street art

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