Urban Art

Urban Art

Urban art and street art can be found everywhere in Berlin. On screens, façades, doorways and on walls, but also in places where one might not expect to find art. Corners of houses, bridge piers and the roadside become canvases for art that often has a political message. Unconventional forms of art such as urban knitting and guerrilla gardening offer new options for aesthetic expression that serve the common good. Public art inspires Berliners and visitors alike. It makes the cityscape more colourful and can be appreciated by everyone. Berlin's street art is known around the world: artists such as El Bocho, XOOOOX and Evol live and work here. Even Banksy has been immortalized in Berlin.

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Founded in 2001 Circleculture is a Berlin based art gallery dedicated to show and deal fine art which merely finds it’ s background, heritage and influences from urban...
Every large city has a cemetery for its famous sons and daughters. In Berlin, it is the Dorotheenstädtische cemetery on Chausseestrasse. The grave stones and memorial...
The Molecule Men have been braving the elements in the Spree River near the Oberbaum Bridge since 1999. The thirty meters high metal sculpture was designed and executed...
An eerily bizarre sight can be found deep under Hackesche Höfe. Pass through an arched gateway covered in street art into Germany’s largest enclosed courtyard to come...
One of the public bathhouses built at the turn of the last century was re-purposed as the Stattbad Wedding as a venue for contemporary art, music and culture in 2009....
Here in the new trendy district, you would expect to see street art, and there is plenty to be found if you look carefully: cut-outs and stencil art dominate here,...
The Kreuzberg district also attracts street art, though it is not quite as ubiquitous as in Mitte. A walk up and down Oranienstrasse and Adalbertstrasse is recommended,...
In and around Rosenthaler Strasse in Berlin’s Mitte district, various street artists produce their different styles. These range from so-called cut-outs, postal and...
They have been fighting here since 1998, in front of the Grand Hyatt Hotel on Potsdamer Platz - or are they fighting at all? The almost five meters high 'Boxers' by...
The colourful Buddy Bears have become the cheery ambassadors from Berlin to the world. Since 2002, the United Buddy Bears have been on world tour, promoting tolerance...
Knitting is making a comeback all over Europe. Urban knitting, also known as guerilla knitting, radical stitching or yarn bombing is a form of street art that has...
On building walls and lamp posts, in U-Bahn stations and building sites – urban contemporary art greets the attentive observer at every turn in Berlin. And Bülowstraße...
Urban Spree is an artistic space based in Berlin-Friedrichshain dedicated to urban cultures through exhibitions, artist residencies, DIY workshops, concerts, an art...
More observant visitors to the city are sure to have noticed the small figures that have popped up on many of Berlin's street signs. Made from cork and skewers, the...
More observant visitors to the city are sure to have noticed the small figures that have popped up on many of Berlin's street signs. Made from cork and skewers, the...

Five minutes’ walking distance from Alexanderplatz. Huge hand-painted film posters hang on the sandstone façade of the postmodern building from the 60’s. Though its architecture is striking from the outside, the building’s most impressive features are found inside. With its magnificent chandeliers, retro eastern European style, red armchairs and huge glass front, the cinema’s foyer is a highlight in itself. Be it premieres or gay parties, this cinema hosts all sorts of events where glamorous VIPs mix with students, film lovers and party people.