The East Side Gallery is one of the longest remaining pieces of the former Berlin Wall that divided the East and the West of the city until Germany was re-united in 1989. This part of the wall along the Mühlenstraße between Oberbaumbrücke and Schillingbrücke is also the biggest outdoor gallery of Europe — every concrete panel has a huge artwork on it. The wall was painted after the reunification. Unfortunately the murals suffered from erosion and were painted over by graffitis over the years. Since the mid 90s an organisation is collecting funds and donations to keep the artworks intact and since 2000 the murals have been renewed, mostly by the same artists that did the original works.
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