East Side Gallery

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Once just a piece of the Berlin Wall, nowadays this is an incredible open-air art gallery. Through 1.3 km, the longest continuous section of the Wall still in existence, it displays the art of 118 artists from 21 countries, who started painting on it right after the fall of the Wall.

It officially opened in 1990 as an open-air gallery and one year later it was given the protected memorial status. This climate of political change helped to create urban art masterpieces, such as Dmitri Vrubel’s Fraternal Kiss and Birgit Kinder’s Trabant. Since the 105 works are exposed to the elements – and to vandalism – there are regular efforts to restore them and, in 1996, an association was founded to preserve this memorial and visual testimony of the joy of liberation which erupted at the time.

To start your visit, the best point is the Warschauer Strasse and Ostbahnhof railway stations.

Contacts & Details

Mühlenstraße 3-100 10243 Berlin