Explore Berlin’s fascinating street art on this tour led by Berlin enthusiast and guide Sarah which is guaranteed to leave you inspired. On this tour which begins in Kreuzberg (former West Berlin) and finishes in Friedrichshain (former East Berlin), you will discover several inspiring gems besides gaining an insight into the city’s history and culture. Learn how/why street art in Berlin now has a worldwide respected reputation.
You will walk along the streets of Kreuzberg which is considered to be among the most energetic and lively multicultural neighbourhoods of Berlin. With a number of things to do, it is a Kiez (neighbourhood) bustling with activity. The entire neighbourhood has an unmissable young vibe with an air of commotion, excitement and whirl much like any other cultural hub in the world.
As you walk down the streets and lanes of the city, you will find buildings, posts, walls and sidewalks be-speckled with interesting and inspiring street art.
One of the most famous works of street art can be seen in the Astronaut Cosmonaut wall at the Urban Spree Gallery. This monochromatic impression of an astronaut painted by the street artist Victor Ash is among the most symbolic murals of the city that are demonstrative of its captivating spirit. The streets are also dotted with though evoking works of other artists such as Alice Pasquini, Crin and James Cochran, lovingly called Jimmy C.
From Kreuzberg you will head to Friedrichshain in erstwhile East Berlin walking across one of the more famous bridges that have emerged as important cultural symbols of unity after the fall of the Berlin wall. These bridges are important from the historical perspective and therefore make for significant tourist attractions.
The tour fittingly will finish at the East Side Gallery (memorial to the Berlin Wall with Street Art on it.