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East Side Gallery

East Side Gallery

East Side Gallery
The East Side Gallery near Ostbahnhof (May 2006)
The East Side Gallery is the longest contiguous segment of Wall remaining. It consists of 1.3km (a little under a mile) of Wall which contains about 100 different paintings from international artists, all done in 1990. Unfortunately time, weather and vandalism have caused considerable damage to many paintings and about two thirds of the gallery are no longer visible.

East Side Gallery - Plaque with notice about restoration
Plaque with notice about restoration
East Side Gallery - Wall Segment, near Oberbaumbrücke
Wall segment, near Oberbaumbrücke
The remaining third was restored in 2000 with help from the original artists and protective measures taken to prevent further detoriation. The best remaining sections are near Ostbahnhof and at the other end of the gallery adjacent to the Oberbaumbrücke.

Partial demolition

In July 2006 a 40 metre long segement of the gallery was removed to create access to the River Spree from the nearby O2 World. The segments have been relocated parallel to the rest of the wall a little further to the west.

Restoration

The gallery - particularly the central sections - will be restored in 2008.

Oberbaumbrücke (0.1 km), Eastern Comfort (0.1 km), O2 World (0.2 km), Schlesisches Tor (Station) (0.4 km), Bagdad (Imbiss) (0.4 km), Space Beach (0.4 km), Warschauer Straße (Station) (0.4 km), Oststrand (0.6 km), Fair Exchange (Bookshop) (0.8 km)