The Very Best Art On The Berlin Wall, According To Tourists
Visitors to Berlin show us their favourite art on the capital's fallen wall at the East Side Gallery and tell us why it's special.
Dana Reynolds, 27, from Melbourne, Australia, and John Linari, 23, from Seattle, United States
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Katie, 23, from Australia
Katie said this was her favourite because of the "colour and symmetry".
Gianmarco Trapani, 23, from Italy
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Nicolò, 23, from Italy
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Hanneleen, 16, Laila, 16, Mieke, 17, and Jondahl, 16, from the Netherlands
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Sillmann Helge, 44, from Germany
"Albert Einstein is a very famous person in Germany and he's a very intelligent guy who has always impressed me." – Sillmann Helge
Andrew Allan, 17, from Sydney, Australia
“This piece of art seems so incongruous with everything, because you’ve got the history of the Berlin Wall, where you’re entering either the American or Russian sector. I just love that they decide to go with the Japanese sector instead. It’s completely out of place, and for that purpose I absolutely love it. Me with my Russian hat, being in Germany, looking at the Japanese sector. I just love how it all comes together.” – Andrew Allan
Andrew, 29, from London
"I think this art stands out because it’s predominantly black, which the rest of them aren’t, the rest are trying to be very colourful. It’s remarkably different. The black is fitting, as the days of the Berlin Wall depict a very depressing atmosphere etc, [and] with Tokyo and New York it shows international influences in Berlin. All that combined, along with the depiction of the Berlin TV Tower and the big rotating Mercedes symbol, brings it all together quite nicely." – Andrew
Johnnie, 28, from Australia, and Elize, 25, from Singapore
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The Fernandez family, from Madrid, Spain
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Alice, 28, and Alberto, 38, from Italy
"We like this because the hands appear to press the wall." – Alice.
Chiara, 25, and Gianluca, 26, from Italy
"I like this art because of the year 1989, which was an important year for German people, but also for me, as it's the year I was born." – Chiara
Melissa Bowen, 22, from London
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Tom Colwill, 21, from London
This piece of art was on an adjoining wall to the Berlin Wall that was adorned with equally impressive art. Tom enjoyed it with quiet appreciation.