View the artwork of the world’s longest open-air gallery
Updated : January 18, 2019 05:57 PM IST
Sprawled across 1.3 kilometres and comprising over 100 pieces of artwork, the East Side Gallery in Berlin is living testament of the reunification of a city that was once divided. Soon after the wall fell in 1989, over 100 artists from across the world gathered together and painted over the former Berlin Wall along Mühlenstraße. It officially opened as an open air gallery on 28 September 1990. A year later, it was given memorial status.
Some of the works at the East Side Gallery are particularly popular, such as Dmitri Vrubel’s The Fraternal Kiss, Birgit Kinders’s Trabant breaking through the wall, Das Vaterland by Günther Schaefer and Detour to the Japanese Sector by East German artist Thomas Klingenstein.