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Public Art Tour

The Berlin districts Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain boast graffiti, paintings, paste-ups and stencils
Rating: 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 2.1 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours

Overview :  From the 1970s to 1989 the west side of the Berlin Wall was home to graffiti, paintings and wall newspapers. Since the reunification... more »

Tips:  How to get there?
The nearest subway station is Kottbusser Tor (U1, U8).
As you leave the station, look for the gas station sign ARAL... more »

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Points of Interest

1. 'Astronaut--Space Crusader'

This painting by Victor Ash was part of the street art festival Backjumps in 2007.

2. 'The Man with the Fan'

This is a small work to remind you to keep your eyes open. As you walk look for small works of art on unrestored buildings.

3. 'Wall'

Relatively new, the "Wall" by Blu appeared the last week of July 2010. Also find the painting by Ema.

4. 'Rounded Heads'

Nomad uses a pictogram style for "Rounded Heads."

5. 'Yellow Man'

"Yellow Man" is a painting by the twins Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo, known as Os Gemeos.

6. 'The Lads'

Here the painting "The Lads" by London Police takes up residence with a mix of art works. At the time of this writing the right wall featured a paste-up of musician Louis Armstrong.

7. 'Brothers'

A painting by Blu.

8. 'Hourglass'

Since 2006 this facade had featured two portraits of a Brazilian footballer (soccer player). During the first weekend of August 2010 a new painting of an hourglass was done by Blu.

9. 'Leviathan'

Another painting by the prolific Blu.

10. Diary/Guestbook

Here at one side of the cinema Intimes you will find a wall with many works. The wall is called diary, or guestbook, with a concept of permanent change. See what's there now. The photos here are from July 29, 2010.

11. Mixed Media

This spot offers a cornucopia of artists and styles. Take some time to take it all in.

12. 'Fish'

Ema's representation of a fish.