The World’s Largest Collection of East German Design Objects

The world appears to have forgotten about these treasures from socialist East Germany: an estimated 80,000 design objects and items of everyday use hidden in warehouses located in an industrial zone in Spandau, on the outskirts of Berlin, that serve as an unlikely home to this archive of unique East German designs and objects.

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EAST SIDE GALLERY – The World’s Longest Open-Air Art Gallery

Without a doubt the most significant building in the history of Berlin, the Wall divided not just a city, but an entire country for almost three decades between 1961 and 1989. Although residents and artists on the western side had long transformed parts of the forbidding grey structure into works of art, the 1.3km (0.8mi) section that remains today as the world’s longest open-air art gallery was created after the fall of the Wall. Read on to find out more about the story behind the East Side Gallery, its most iconic images and much more.

East Side Gallery
Berlin East Side Gallery, Source:
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