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East Side Gallery

  • Berlin, Germany

  • Bucket List Experience

Last updated: 14 April, 2024

This 1.3km-long, visually captivating segment of the old Berlin Wall is the largest open-air gallery in the world, adorned with paintings by 118 artists bidding goodbye to the Communist regime. Many of the colourful works pursue themes of hope, peace and freedom on this longest, most authentic section of the ‘anti-Fascist protection barrier’ (the GDR’s parlance).

Look out for The Mortal Kis by Dimitrji Vrubel, the confronting image of Erich Honecker and Leonid Brezhnev engaged in a mouth-to-mouth kiss, and Birgit Kinder’s Trabi knocking down the Wall.

Logistics

Price: Free
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 8+
When: All year around

When to do it

The site is accessible all year round, seven days a week, 24 hours a day.