This post presents the unique Berlin atmosphere and a lovely walk among four areas filled with street art. You can either visit these areas in one day, usually takes 5-8 hours or you can visit them separately partaking in an encounter that is all about inspiration, color, culture and crazy photo ops. The four areas are:
2. Shulz Hotel
3. The Wall Museum – East Side Gallery
4. Urban Spree
I would like to think, there is no spot that is more alternative, cosmopolitan and dynamic than Berlin. I offer a glimpse into Berlin’s alternative side, hoping to assist you revel in and partake in its entrancing graffiti and street art, made by internationally renowned and less famous street artists in my blog posts.
I welcome you to discover the subcultures, get to realize the neighborhood point of view in this intriguing city where underground and liberal societies join to make a visual scene and metropolitan atmosphere dissimilar to any other you have encountered.
As usual, I attempt to present energy of the city – the inspiration, colors, atmosphere, cuisine and street art that, collectively, make up the city's DNA.
This post is certainly one of six on street art in Berlin. In case are planning to travel to Berlin and are searching for other art, a true Berlin experience and a ton of inspiration, I recommend that you take a look at the other posts in the series. There are links to everything at the end of the post!
So how about we begin…
Google the address: Holzmarktstraße 25 10243 Berlin. That is the starting point of this tour
Part 1: Holzmarkt Streert Art
Holtzmarkt is a completely unique city compound which include a hostel, artist workshops, rental workspaces, bistros, bars and extra. Be sure to go to the Holtzmarkt website or Facebook web page to check on the availability of the various amenities.
If you are simply there to experience the street art and graffiti, experience. it doesn't actually make any difference when you go (opening hours or not) The art and creations are all in the open. For a good number of them, you can simply stroll around and enjoy the work of international and local street artists. A larger part of the street art at the compound decorates the trail and wall across the street. You can unwind at the bistros or picnic tables locate all around the compound and the stream nearby. It's not actually a spot to "pause and eat", it is more a spot to get a bit and continue – we have a lot more cultural attractions and street art show-stoppers to see to.
On leaving the compound, you will see many other graffiti creations on the opposite side of the road I propose that you go across the road and stroll toward our next station: Google Shulz Hotel
Part 2: Schulz Hotel Berlin
The Schulz Hotel does not merit halting at as an inn be that as it may, in the present program, it adds a lot of significant value and allows us to rest a little, have a beverage or drink, utilize the loo and enjoy the street art decorating the hotel’s public areas – the restaurants, inward yards and different indoor spaces.
Part 3: The Wall Museum - East Side Gallery
The Berlin Street Art scene is commonly associated with 1961, when the USSR constructed the Berlin Wall, what isolated East and West Germany for a really long time. The emblematic meaning of the wall, as a disruptive and isolating element, drove the city's occupant to offer their viewpoints and disappointments on the city's wall.
During the Cold War, the western side of the Berlin Wall was totally covered with graffiti, in contrast to the eastern side, which stayed uncovered, as Eastern Berliners were not permitted close enough to paint. After the Wall fell in 1989, Graffiti started showing on the eastern side also. The distinctive substance on the two sides of the Wall empowered the viewers to fathom the verifiable and political changes in Europe by looking at the different topics portrayed on the two sides of the Wall.
Today, Berlin's roads brag a portion of the world's ideal and most renowned street art creations. Graffiti artists from around the world use the city's design, making it their very own material and making an exceptional and beautiful scene.
The longest creation on the Berlin Wall is known as the East Side Gallery. It is the longest remainder (1.3 km) of the Berlin Wall. It is covered with 118 wall paintings painted by 20 artists from around the world. The main canvas was painted in December 1989, not long after the Wall "fell" and travel restrictions among East and West Berlin were lifted.
The works of art, made soon after the Iron Curtain fell, record the Easter Berliners' expectations for a better and more liberated future. The display is a famous traveler site and likely the world's biggest graffiti exhibition. Notice how, various sections on the opposite side of the Wall (confronting the waterway) are additionally loaded up with graffiti and street art created by independent artists.
In the previous decade, murals were made, they have been largely damaged by the weather and pollution, with graffiti painted over them. A non-profitt association was set up in 2000, with the objective to preserve the paintings. The rebuilding work was finished in 2009. The East Side Gallery is both an image of the delight with the end of Germany’s division and a noteworthy token of the savagery of the DDR line police.
The display is available to people in general, 24 hours per day, throughout the entire year.
Entrance is free and the location is Mühlenstraße 47 – 80. The exhibition continues and you are free to keep appreciating the many pieces.
Now, how about we go east to Urban Spree. When you get to East Side Gallery, enter your next stop on Google so you know so you can go to your destination.
Part 4: Urban Spree
UNESCO refers to Berlin, as a "World City of Design". Not only is it the German capital but it is also known as the Art capital. This is based on the combination of styles, inspirations and interesting impacts. Street art is an integral part of the Berlin underground scene, an art scene that adds to the uniqueness and innovativeness that characterize the German capital.
Urban Spree is a modern art space with a surface are of 1,700m², devoted to metropolitan art through displays, artists’ quarters, studios, DIY, skating, shows, art, large beer garden and food court. The Urban Spree hosts shows, carnivals, shows and different occasions consistently.
The Urban Spree visit insight if extremely elective – and that identifies with everything – its different spaces, trails, walls, seating regions, food courts and – in all honesty – the public toilet.
Inside the Urban Spree compound is the Urban Spree Gallery – a metropolitan, contemporary and autonomous art community. The exhibition is situated in a post-modern compound in the core of Berlin and, consistently, it curates autonomous art shows that incorporate, among others, art creation all through the Urban Spree in addition to the exhibition area. Assuming you've come here just for the street art, all you want to check ahead of time if they are open – The address is: 99 Revaler Straße.
The Urban Spree is a diverse compound that combines various media on walls, fences and floors, letting you to pick how you want to appreciate the art. The Urban Spree show lobby is devoted to a wide assortment of live music, from rock to cutting edge electronic music. The complex additionally has Urban summer meetings with Berlin's best road performers (each Friday night, Saturday and Sunday in the Beer Garden).
Urban Spree is additionally home for some celebrations and occasions, like Pictoplasma, Druck berlin, Amaze, ComicInvasion Berlin, Krake, graphic days, outside screenings, coffee shop occasions and the sky is the limit from there.
To partake in the events, you should really look at their website or Facebook ahead of time