East Side Gallery

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General Information

The East Side Gallery is a gallery and international memorial for freedom in Berlin, Germany. East side is an open-air gallery that consists of over 100 paintings that are painted onto the Berlin wall; the ‘East’ refers to the side of the Berlin wall the gallery is literally painted on. The paintings were done after the fall of the wall, over 100 artists gathered from 21 countries to paint politically inspired pieces on the 1.4km stretch of wall, these include Birgit Kinders Trabant breaking through the wall and Dmitri Vrubel’s ‘Fraternal Kiss’. Since the opening of the gallery in the early 1990s, the paintings have been damaged by adverse weather and graffiti, although some restoration work has been done on a number of paintings. 

Getting there

To get to the East Side Gallery take the 248 bus that travels to the sight.

Opening Times and Admission

The gallery is open air and is visible at all hours of the day, but obviously, the best time to attend is daylight. The walk takes usually around an hour if you are stopping at each painting.

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Posted: 6 Dec 2018, 01:14

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History portrayed in art

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The east side gallery is history portrayed in art. Each piece tells a different story from the past. We got there on the 248 bus and to study each piece took us around two hours.

Posted: 6 Nov 2018, 14:11

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Plenty to see

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The wall is covered with different pieces that tell different stories, you could spend hours admiring the work of the artists and could probably notice different things the more times you visit.

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