The rock icon, who died in January (16), moved to Germany in the mid-1970s and made Berlin his home while he worked on the albums Low, Heroes, and Lodger, and produced Iggy Pop's The Idiot in the city.

Fans gathered at the building on Monday, laying flowers and candles, before Berlin Mayor Michael Mueller unveiled the plaque, which reads: "David Bowie (1947-2016) lived in this house 1976-1978."

"I think one can say David Bowie and West Berlin had quite a special partnership," Mueller told the crowd.

The plaque also features the line, "We can be heroes, just for one day", from Bowie's Heroes anthem.

Earlier this year (16), a large mural dedicated to the singer went on display in Sarajevo, Bosnia.

The artwork was the brainchild of Bosnian singer Vedad Trbonja. It was created by local artists Enis Cisic and Zoran Herceg, and references Bowie's hits Fashion and Heroes.