East Side Gallery / Mercedes-Benz Arena
East Side Gallery – longest permanent open-air gallery in the world
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The world-famous East Side Gallery was painted after Reunification in 1990 by 118 artists from 21 countries across a length of 1.316 metres. It is the longest remaining piece of the Berlin Wall, on Mühlenstraße beside the Spree between Ostbahnhof and the Oberbaumbrücke, and it is a protected monument. The pictures still testify today to the effusive joy and hope that could be sensed everywhere after the fall of the Wall. Using various different artistic means, the artists commented on the political changes in the years 1989/1990. Deliberate vandalism, but also damage from car exhausts and building measures left their mark on East Side Gallery, so that unrecognisable motifs were faithfully restored by the artists in 2009.
The O2 World is Europe's most modern multifunctional area and whoever wants to discover how to transform an ice hockey stadium to a complicated concert area to a motor cross event in only a few days should book a group tour here, as no questions remain unanswered during the 60-minute tours.
The representative and elaborately designed arched bridge with two towers symbolises the growing together of East and West Berlin in the newly created district Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg. The Oberbaumbrücke is a very popular and unusual photo motif, and on the bridge you can enjoy the sunset, with a view of the city in the background.