Art and History Are Everywhere In Berlin

Deutsche Bahn, the German national railway network, commissioned artist and illustrator Christoph Niemann to create a pair of forty meter-long tile murals for a pedestrian tunnel at the Berlin Wannsee train station. Working with 10×10 cm tiles, Niemann designed two different colorful pixelated abstracts.

The design on the left side of the passageway depicts a fun beach scene along the lakeside of the suburban Wannsee. While on the right, the mural incorporates the infamous villa where the Nazis held the 1942 conference to decide their so-called “Final Solution.” Niemann chose to use a single red window in the building and its blood red reflection on the lake to abstract the historical horror of the site.

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