East Side Gallery



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Address:

Mühlenstrasse
(Mühlenstraße)
10243 Berlin, Germany

Neighborhood:

Friedrichshain

Contact:

tel: +49 (0)30 251 7159
fax: +49 (0)30 2529 9831
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Hours:

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Strenuousness:

No Sweat

Description:

The biggest outdoor gallery in the world, the East Side Gallery runs along the largest remaining section of the Berlin Wall, constructed by the Soviets in 1961 to divide East from West Berlin. When the Iron Curtain fell in 1989 many parts of the wall were destroyed as the city of Berlin was reunited following the end of the Cold War. 160 international artists were invited to paint giant murals along the wall that runs along the River Spree in the eastern district of Freidrichshain. The East Side Gallery has remained untouched for the last 20 years, however its future is uncertain. Restoration is planned however regeneration of the area may threaten this political landmark.

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