Berlin - City of Artists

Berlin - City of Artists

Whether it be illegal street art, expansive installations, provocative action art or quickly jotted paintings, Berlin has an expansive array of art. Recent years have seen the German capital become a mecca for contemporary art. The city inspires artists from around the world and offers them a low cost of living that they greatly appreciate. More than 6,000 professional artists live in Berlin.

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Since the fall of the Wall, an increasing number of successful artists from around the world have been flocking to Berlin. Most of them come because the others are...
The National Socialists banished and murdered many artists whose works were defamed for being “abnormal”. Others were able to flee or left voluntarily. Under the Nazis,...
As bleak as the Weimar Republic’s political reality was, its illustrious cultural scene experienced a rapid upswing in the 20’s. Through the abolishment of both...
“When you come to Berlin, it’s on the left.” This is how the painter Max Liebermann described the location of his home at Pariser Platz 7, directly next to the...
Using a non-toxic dye, he coloured the waters of various rivers around the world for his Green River project (1998 – 2001). The reactions of the uninformed public were a...
Under Electors Joachim I and Joachim II, the Renaissance arrived in the Margraviate of Brandenburg. Berlin was developed into a central residence and experienced its...
It is rare that an artistic event in Germany has created as much emotion as the one which was entered into the Bundestag as printed matter 12/6767: On February 25th 1994...
The Prussian Academy of Arts was founded in 1696. However, it was the reign of Frederick I - who crowned himself as the King of Prussia in 1701 - that saw the desire for...
In the late 60’s and throughout the 70’s, student-based alternative culture prospered. Luciano Castelli, Rainer Fetting, Helmut Middendorf, Salomé, Bernd Zimmer and...
The studio area run by kulturplus e.V. contains nine studios. The ateliers are in the rooms of the former Riverboat discotheque at Fehrbelliner Platz. These rooms were...
Even though his mother was an art teacher, she was sceptical when he wanted to study art. However, when Thomas Demand’s advanced art course projects for a Bavarian A-...

Located directly on the water, this romantic, relaxed and comfortable restaurant is decorated with wooden furniture, old lamps and ornate picture frames. Simply put, Freischwimmer is a cool location in Kreuzberg’s Flutgraben area. The restaurant is in a very old building that was once used for renting and repairing boats. The entrance is directly next to Berlin’s oldest gas station. You can sit outdoors during the summer and indoors during the winter.