EAST SIDE GALLERY

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Opening Times: 24 hours a day

Excursion Details:
  • Once it was the Berlin Wall. Now it’s the longest open-air gallery in the world. 3 kilometres of amazement: take a walk along the East Side Gallery and rediscover art and the history of the Berlin Wall.
  • The East Side Gallery takes a section of the Berlin Wall and makes it the longest open-air gallery in the world.
  • Immediately after the wall came down, 118 artists from 21 countries began painting the East Side Gallery, and it officially opened as an open air gallery on 28 September 1990. Just over a year later, it was given protected memorial status.
  • In more than a hundred paintings on what was the east side of the wall, the artists commented on the political changes in 1989/90. Some of the works at the East Side Gallery are particularly popular, such as Dmitri Vrubel’s Fraternal Kiss and Birgit Kinders’s Trabant breaking through the wall.
  • Warschauer Straße and Ostbahnhof railway stations are the perfect starting points for a walk along the East Side Gallery. And there’s also plenty to discover either side of it. Opposite the East Side Gallery is the Mercedes Benz Arena, a venue for sporting and musical events. On the Oberbaumbrücke, two giant hands play scissors-paper-stone. They represent the two districts of Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg that the bridge connects.
  • The Berlin Wall Foundation offers public guided tours in German and English. They take place every Saturday.
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