Berlin street art graffiti

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.

 

Berlin Wall

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.

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This is how thick the wall is at this time

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Lead me on my dreams among different time and space.

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Every corner of the wall is filled with artworks.

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Many artworks were painted over.

 

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.

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“Fraternal Kiss” by Dmitri Vrubel

 

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.

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Astronaut Cosmonaut by Victor Ash

 

And here are more stunning artworks!

The artist was very creative with the design by capturing the movements of people while dancing.

An Impressive artwork on the street.

Let’s move to another impressive artwork, which is conducted by ROA. You can find it at Oranienstrasse/Skalitzer Strasse

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Art Corner

The tour guide will lead you to a special graffiti corner where you can find various creative murals.

A colorful and interesting piece of art. I was totally impressed at the first time I saw it and I’m still impressed till now.

A nice green corner

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Berlin street art graffiti

Another amazing piece of art. This piece of art just blends into Berliner’s lives and becomes an interesting part of it.

A pit stop with artwork surrounding.

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Berlin street art things to do

 

Yaam Berlin

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!

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A view of Yaam from far away

Graffiti around the area

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  1. Diana says:

    I love your photos of the street art in Berlin! I remember seeing some of these exact drawings but others I’ve never seen before. I was actually super confused the first time I wandered in YAAM – I just wasn’t sure what it was! I’ll be back in Berlin in the fall and can’t wait!

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  2. Abhinav Singh says:

    The street art of every places says something unique and reflects the issues and culture of the destination. Graffiti at the Berlin wall for example, says so much with art as a medium. I would love to see the famous fraternal kiss graffiti. The ‘Remember Fukushima’ graffiti made me pause and ponder.

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  3. YUKTI Agrawal says:

    Berlin Street looks very colorful and interesting. The Astronaut Cosmonaut wall art is my favorite too. View of Yaam from far also looks photogenic.

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  4. Paula says:

    Wow, very cool! I love well done and colorful wall murals. We have some nice ones here in San Francisco, and I also really liked the ones in Reykjavik. Looks like Berlin has a lot of them, I would love to visit someday. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Ami Bhat says:

    Such variety in street art here. And some with strong messages. Glad to know that there is a tour for I would have got lost otherwise. I do love chasing street art in various cities.

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  6. Swati says:

    I love wall arts. Amazing work in Berlin, I must say. We are heading there in September, can’t wait to explore the streets of Berlin. Each one of them portrays a different story. Kiss in Berlin wall art is quite famous :)

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  7. Judy says:

    I feel street art is the best expression form as it is not bound by any rules. So many varied expressions one can see her itself on the Berlin wall. The most controversial fraternal kiss graffiti speaks volumes about it.

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  8. Manjulika Pramod says:

    I am a street art and graffiti fan. In fact I have started a #travelandart series too and I keep sharing wall art of all the places that I visit. I loved the post not just for the wall art, vibrant colors but also because Berlin is a place that I want to visit. It was good to read about your experience.

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  9. FS Page says:

    Woah! Loved to see such colorful walls. Hats off to the artists to make such beautiful and huge wall paintings. The walking tour is a great way to see the street arts across Berlin. Your amazing photographs just sold me this place. I fancy visiting it as soon as possible.

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