Open Air Gallery
It is a lovely warm summer’s Sunday in Berlin. You are looking for something gentle and maybe a little uplifting to fill your afternoon. You can’t go far wrong than to wander down to the Oberbaumbrücke and see the Open Air Gallery.
The bridge crosses the Spree between the districts of Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg and will have a 120 metre long canvas that has been decorated with unique art. The artists have to apply to a jury but literally anyone can apply so you can expect pictures from local amateurs as well as work from more established artists on display.
There is even a space for you to add your own inspirational drawing if you feel the muse come upon you. The event is only one of 2 throughout the whole year, and the other one was on the 1st June so don’t miss out on this one.
The bridge will be closed to traffic on the day and the Open Air Gallery will not be closing until about 9pm so you if you need to get across it is probably better just to walk and admire the beauty of the art.
You won’t find any commercial work at the Open Air Gallery and there is sure to be an eclectic mix of taste, talent and type so take along your open mind!
Depending on which end of the bridge you finish up at, here are a couple of places to get refreshment later on. Underneath the train line is a little place called Burgermeister, this lively little restaurant is often bustling but generally this means a quick turn around on the food.
For something a bit different and if you are a cheese lover try Feuer und Flamme – Das Fonduerestaurant on Am Comeniusplatz. It is a few minutes walk away from the bridge but the choice is amazing with traditional cheese and beef fondue as well as duck, and for dessert, chocolate!