• Day3

    Only Eastside Gallery

    May 27, 2018 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    In the 1.3 kilometres length of the East Side Gallery one can rediscover art and the history of the Berlin Wall.

    It is on the banks of the Spree in Friedrichshain and is the longest continuous section of the Berlin Wall still in existence. 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. They are not just a popular subject for postcards – you’re sure to want to photograph them yourself.
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