Published on : Thursday, August 23, 2018
Visby is a medieval city on the Island of Gotland, which was attacked by the Germans, the Danes, and the Swedes. Hence, it needed a wall and it is still there today. It was a similar story in Tallinn, Estonia where the wall had 66 guard towers, many of which are still there.
While most of the Berlin Wall has been replaced by a double line of cobblestones marking where it used to be, it’s not entirely gone either. About a mile of the actual wall remains as an outdoor art gallery. Near the old guard shack at Checkpoint Charlie, you can see a 60-foot high panoramic mural of what Berlin used to look like when the wall was still there for just 10 Euros.
All these places are packed with wall-seeking tourists – people who want to see the wall, touch the wall and climb the wall. One can pay seven Euros to climb a guard tower in Estonia.