To truly understand the magnitude of the Cold War, I think everyone should visit what remains of the Berlin Wall in their lifetime.
The East Side Gallery in Berlin is located on the east side of what remains of the Berlin Wall. It’s been turned into a wall of murals with amazing paintings and drawings. I’m not entirely sure if these were painted on purpose or if citizens just turned it into an art gallery after the wall fell. Either way, it was very powerful. Thinking about the history of the wall and what it means was very sobering.
After experiencing the Berlin Wall, take a walk along the Spree before heading to get a bite to eat. For beers in the area, check out Bierhof Rüdersdorf. It’s a quiet spot to decompress with a drink and burger after visiting the Berlin Wall. Beers were cheap and while there were the traditional long tables, there were also couches to lay on in the sun or shade, a fountain and swings. We ended up laying around there for about two hours just relaxing.
Look! It’s literally a beer garden.