If someone asks me to describe the capital of Germany, I will say Berlin is really unique. The city cannot be described with the ordinary definition of “beautiful” because it has its own charming. Berlin is unique, lively and creative in many aspects. With most of the citizens from many places around the world, Berlin is a melting pot of exotic cultures and living styles. It’s difficult to decide what to see in Berlin because there are so many things that you should observe. In this article, I will focus on the very interesting perspective of this city – Berlin Street Art and Graffiti.
Thanks to its popularity, Berlin Wall is one of the must-see-attractions if you visit the capital of Germany. It was built to divide Berlin from 1961 to 1989 into two parts: East Berlin and West Berlin.
When the Wall was taken down, many artists have used it as an art gallery for exhibition. Walking along Berlin Wall, you can see the creativity and exceptional contribution of artists. Here are some pictures of my discovery.
My God, Help Me to Survive This Deadly Love
You surely cannot miss this iconic graffiti “My God, Help Me to Survive This Deadly Love” by Dmitri Vrubel in Berlin. This artwork is also referred to as “Fraternal Kiss”. It is one of the most well-known murals in the Berlin Wall Galery.
Where to find graffiti Fraternal Kiss in Berlin Wall?
You can find this mural around the middle of East Side Gallery wall. After the restoration in 2009, the fenced was put in front of the mural to protect it from destruction.
Berlin Street Art Tour
If you are interested in seeing more street arts, I would suggest participating in a free walking tour. I joined the walking tour of Alternative Berlin Tours and totally love it.
There are new tours at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm every day. In around 3 hours, the tour guide will show you around Berlin and let you discover many unique street arts. During the tour, the guide will explain many things about the murals so you can get basic information. My trip to Berlin could not be fulfilled without this useful tour since I could see Berlin in a “local eye”.
Are you ready to discover more? Here are outstanding murals that I saw during this walking tour.
First, let’s start with the famous classical mural – Astronaut Cosmonaut by Victor Ash. If you go alone, you can find this artwork in Mariannenstrasse by taking the subway U1 to Kottbusser Tor.
And here are more stunning artworks!
Let’s move to another impressive artwork, which is conducted by ROA. You can find it at Oranienstrasse/Skalitzer Strasse
The tour guide will lead you to a special graffiti corner where you can find various creative murals.
You can discover more artworks in this area – Yaam. It is a nice place to hang out with friends. The outdoor Beach bar is an outstanding area of Yamm as well, so check it out!