East Side Gallery Highlight Tour: Art vs. Memorial?
The East Side Gallery was built in 1990 to celebrate the fall of the Wall. Over the years, the concrete crumbled and the colours peeled. In 2009, everything was put back to square one. During a renovation, the porous concrete wall was repaired and all the artworks were almost completely reapplied. Only one original from 1990 has survived to this day. The re-creation of the monument is still being discussed today.
This guided tour is about how the artists copied, interpreted differently or recreated their images 25 years after the East Side Gallery was created and how they look at the gallery today: Is it a place of public, ephemeral art or a monument that cannot be changed? There will be a discussion about the value of public art and the question of what our society remembers and what is worthy of being a monument.
- East Side Gallery
- Adults, Schools & Organizations
- Group size
- Max. 20 persons
- 1 hour
- German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese, Turkish
- Free for school groups. Adults: €3.50, reduced €2.50 per person. For groups of less than 10 people, there is a base fee of €35.00.
- Meeting Point
Mühlenstraße 73, 10243 Berlin-Friedrichshain
The meeting point for all guided tours is the Berlin Wall Foundation's Infomobile on the Spree side of the East Side Gallery, diagonally opposite Tamara-Danz-Straße. The tours end in the direction of Stralauer Platz / Ostbahnhof.
Please observe the current hygiene measures.