Berlin – East Side Gallery

Street art on a remaining section of the Berlin Wall at East Side Gallery, Berlin, Germany (9 November 2014). © Rudolf Abraham. All Rights Reserved.

Berlin, Germany (9 November 2014). Street art on a remaining section of the Berlin Wall at East Side Gallery. 9 November 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. © Rudolf Abraham. All Rights Reserved.

Painting on a remaining section of the Berlin Wall at East Side Gallery, Berlin, Germany (9 November 2014). © Rudolf Abraham. All Rights Reserved.


The East Side Gallery is a 1.3km remaining strip of the former Berlin Wall, along Mühlenstraße by the River Spree in Berlin’s Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg borough. The East side of the Wall was painted with a series of large murals by international artists in 1990 – although following damage over subsequent years, they were repainted in 2009. Perhaps the best known work is Russian artist Dmitri Vrubel’s ‘My God, Help Me to Survive This Deadly Love’, depicting former Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev and his East German counterpart Erich Honecker locked in a fraternal communist kiss.
Berlin, Germany (9 November 2014). Street art on a remaining section of the Berlin Wall at East Side Gallery. 9 November 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. © Rudolf Abraham. All Rights Reserved.

Painting on a remaining section of the Berlin Wall at East Side Gallery, Berlin, Germany (9 November 2014). © Rudolf Abraham. All Rights Reserved.


In 2013 a section of the wall and its historic murals was ripped down by developers to make way for a series of luxury apartments, sparking public outcry and a series of protests.
9 November 2014 marked the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Click here to license these images and for more photos of the East Side Gallery and the Berlin Wall 25th Anniversary in Berlin.
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