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Young woman uses street art highlight of the ABOUT BERLIN app.
Young woman uses street art highlight of the ABOUT BERLIN app. © Foto: placeit


The digital city guide with focus on Berlin history

Our story app ABOUT BERLIN brings Berlin history to life. Use the map function to find historical places near you and experience history and stories wherever you happen to be in the city. You also have the option to plan your own individual city tour in advance. 

On ABOUT BERLIN you will find exciting stories and background information on over 250 selected places. Audiobooks and other multimedia elements bring historical moments to life on your personal discovery tour of Berlin. 

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Use our App to explore Berlin on site or discover the capital virtually: ABOUT BERLIN is your personal city guide with lots of insider information!

Explore the future through history with ABOUT BERLIN

All stories have been selected by historians or journalists and prepared in such a way that both Berlin beginners and Berlin experts will find interesting suggestions. In addition to the individual stories, you'll find tour suggestions and thematically bundled highlights that provide insights into various time periods and topics, including the Roaring Twenties, the end of the war, the fall of the Berlin Wall and much more.

The time span ranges from 1871 to the future. Learn background information about well-known historical sights such as the Brandenburg Gate or the Reichstag and discover lesser-known sites such as the Kaulsdorf Rectory, the Ice Cellar in Spandau or the Artpark Tegel.

ABOUT BERLIN is your personal city guide for your pocket, full of exciting content and moving stories that also illuminate the unknown sides of politics, society and history from Berlin's turbulent history: Oppression and revolution, idealism and pleasure-seeking, innovation and decay, imprisonment and freedom.

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There's many stories to tell. ABOUT BERLIN.


How to use the ABOUT BERLIN App

Download the ABOUT BERLIN app to your smartphone for free. You decide which functions of the app you want to use, such as offline maps and location data. The start screen presents a special highlight at the top. Just below that, we make thematic tour suggestions. You can put together your own individual tour using the icon at the top right. If you scroll down further on the start screen, you can search for individual locations. Using the map function, you can quickly discover the historically significant places in your vicinity. 

Good reasons to download the app

  • STREET ART HIGHLIGHT - discover the most beautiful murals and wall paintings of the city.
  • FREE - Download the app now for free and get more than 200 stories about Berlin's moving history
  • OFFLINE ACCESS - You can also use images and maps completely without an Internet connection once you have installed the data on your phone.
  • TOUR SUGGESTIONS - Thematic tours take you on a journey through Berlin's history. 
  • YOUR FAVOURITES - Create your own list of Berlin tips that you would like to discover in Berlin and put together your own individual tours.
  • MULTIMEDIA CONTENT - Many stories also come as audio books and with further multimedia experiences
  • NEW CONTENT - We regularly update your digital city guide with new stories and multimedia content - so you can always discover new sides of the capital. 

New: Berlin Unboxed - the visitBerlin Podcast

Berlin for your ears! With our new visitBerlin podcast Berlin Unboxed you can take a look behind the scenes of the capital. We invite you to join us in discovering places that are often otherwise inaccessible, such as the laboratories and collections of the Museum für Naturkunde, one of the most renowned dinosaur research station, or behind the scenes at the Philharmonie. Listen in and be inspired!

Explore: Street Art in Berlin

URBAN NATION Museum: ONE WALL project on the façade by Dave the Chimp and Friends
URBAN NATION Museum: ONE WALL project on the façade by Dave the Chimp and Friends © Foto: Nika Kramer

Discover the whole city as a gigantic open air gallery. In our highlight about street art we portrait artists and show you the most beautiful murals in the city. Learn more about the history of the urban art scene, starting with the "heads" of Thierry Noir on the west side of the Berlin Wall to current projects of the URBAN NATION Museum and the Mural Fests that regularly attract internationally known street artists to Berlin.

At the same time, the history of the street art scene is also closely interwoven with developments in the city. Immerse yourself in the history of Berlin and the colorful world of urban art. Discover the most beautiful murals and wall paintings of the city now!

 Discover Street Art in Berlin for free now!


There's many stories to tell. ABOUT BERLIN.