Berlin’s East Side Gallery gets an overhaul, offers more background

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Berlin’s East Side Gallery, the longest surviving remains of the Berlin Wall, featuring a series of murals, has been given an update: Visitors are now able to access information on the artists and works through QR codes as part of a planned overhaul.

Located in Berlin’s Friedrichshain neighbourhood on the shores of the Spree river, the East Side Gallery has long become one of the German capital’s most popular tourist attractions.

Following the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1990, more than 100 artists from 21 different countries painted the section today known as the East Side Gallery.

By scanning the codes, visitors can access interviews with the artists, for example, as well as historic background both on the artwork and the location itself, according to the foundation responsible for the open-air site on Friday.

For those in Berlin in the final September weekend, there will also be a number of workshops, guided tours and discussions ahead of the national day of German unity on October 3.

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Visitors of Berlin’s East Side Gallery can now access information about the murals painted on the remains of the Berlin Wall by scanning QR codes. Photo: Annette Riedl/dpa

The landmark’s overhaul is to be completed by November, with 15 new information pillars to be set up until then. Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH © dpa

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