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Oberbaum Bridge (Oberbaumbrücke)

Walk along one of Berlin’s iconic landmarks that once fortified Berlin and connected East to West. It now offers fantastic city and river views.

Cross the Spree River using the Oberbaum Bridge (Oberbaumbrücke) to experience a piece of Berlin’s history. The first version of the Oberbaumbrücke was a wooden drawbridge built in the 1700s as a gate to the city. The name “Oberbaumbrücke” means literally “Upper Tree Bridge,” referring to the solid wooden tree trunks that were used as boom gates to blockade the river at night. The double-decker Oberbaumbrücke you see today was opened in 1896. Check out the two distinctive Gothic-style towers, added as a reference to the bridge’s former use as a gateway.

The Oberbaumbrücke offers scenic views across the city and the Spree River. Look northwest to see the historic Berlin Wall and the East Side Gallery murals that now adorn it. Spot the iconic TV Tower (Fernsehturm) rising up from Alexanderplatz. Look southeast to the 98.4-foot (30-meter) steel sculpture Molecule Men in the Spree. American sculptor Jonathan Borofsky created the sculpture to represent the meeting point of the three districts: Treptow, Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain.

The bridge was used as a connection between East and West Berlin from 1961 until 1989. West Berlin residents were able to use the walkway as a pedestrian border crossing. After the fall of the wall, the roads and train lines were reopened and a neon installation by Thorsten Goldberg was installed. Spot the neon lights along the bridge’s tower that depict an ongoing game of Stone, Paper, Scissors.

Oberbaumbrücke is located in the heart of the Kreuzberg-Friedrichshain borough. Reach the bridge by subway, train and bus. It is open daily and can be crossed for free. The bridge is near to Kreuzberg’s lively café district and Friedrichshain’s exciting nightlife area. Walk over the bridge in the evening to enjoy concerts played by street performers.

Popular Activities at Oberbaum Bridge

It's worth giving yourself lots of time at Oberbaum Bridge. Below are the most popular activities:

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MEININGER Hotel Berlin East Side Gallery ¥4,704
MEININGER Hotel Berlin East Side Gallery

MEININGER Hotel Berlin East Side Gallery

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    4.0
    of 5, from 334 reviews
    3.0 out of 5.0

    Located in Friedrichshain, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mercedes-Benz Arena and East Side Gallery. Alexanderplatz and TV Tower are also within 2 mi (3 km). Berlin East S-Bahn and Berlin Ost Station are within a 5-minute walk.

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    Alexanderplatz 7, Berlin, BE
       
      4.0
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      4.5 out of 5.0

      Located in Mitte, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Alexanderplatz and TV Tower. Red Town Hall and DDR Museum are also within 15 minutes. Alexanderplatz Station is only a 4-minute walk and Alexanderplatz U-Bahn is 5 minutes.

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      Stralauer Allee 3, Berlin, BE
         
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        4.0 out of 5.0

        Located in Friedrichshain, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of East Side Gallery and Mercedes-Benz Arena. Treptower Park and TV Tower are also within 3 mi (5 km). Warschauer Strasse U-Bahn is 8 minutes by foot and Warschauer Straße Station is 10 minutes.

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        Warschauer Platz 6-8, Berlin, BE
           
          3.8
          of 5, from 803 reviews
          3.0 out of 5.0

          Located in Friedrichshain, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Oberbaum Bridge, East Side Gallery, and Mercedes-Benz Arena. Alexanderplatz and TV Tower are also within 3 mi (5 km). Warschauer Strasse U-Bahn and Warschauer Straße Station are within a 5-minute walk.

          Holiday Inn Berlin - City East Side ¥8,289
          Holiday Inn Berlin - City East Side

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          Wanda-Kallenbach Str., Berlin, BE
             
            4.5
            of 5, from 608 reviews
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            Located in Friedrichshain, this hotel is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Badeschiff. Warschauer Strasse U-Bahn is only a 4-minute walk and Warschauer Straße Station is 8 minutes.

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            Warschauer Straße 39/40, Berlin, BE
               
              4.5
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              Located in Friedrichshain, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Oberbaum Bridge and East Side Gallery. Mercedes-Benz Arena and Alexanderplatz are also within 3 mi (5 km). Warschauer Strasse U-Bahn is only a 2-minute walk and Warschauer Straße Station is 3 minutes.

              Hampton by Hilton Berlin City East Side Gallery ¥8,898
              Hampton by Hilton Berlin City East Side Gallery

              Hampton by Hilton Berlin City East Side Gallery

              Mildred-Harnack-Strasse 15, Berlin, Berlin
                 
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                Located in Friedrichshain, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Mercedes-Benz Arena and East Side Gallery. Alexanderplatz and TV Tower are also within 3 mi (5 km). Warschauer Strasse U-Bahn is 8 minutes by foot and Berlin East S-Bahn is 10 minutes.

                Select Hotel Berlin Ostbahnhof ¥7,766
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                Lange Strasse 31, Berlin, BE
                   
                  4.2
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                  Located in Friedrichshain, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Oberbaum Bridge, Mercedes-Benz Arena, and East Side Gallery. Alexanderplatz and TV Tower are also within 2 mi (3 km). Strausberger Platz U-Bahn is 10 minutes by foot and Berlin Ost Station is 6 minutes.