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“Unique” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tacheles - CLOSED

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Owner description: This trendy art gallery is located in a dilapidated building, a symbol of the manner in which art thrived in the bleak atmosphere of Cold War Germany.
Brighton, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013

Me and my boyfriend were strolling through Berlin to explore the city. Coincidently we walked passed the former Tacheles. We wondered what the purpose of the building is and were interested what was hidden in the courtyard. There we found a community of artist displaying art made from metal. We were not sure what to think about it and we even have been a bit scared just walking in. It was hidden away in the ruins. We had no idea who to expect. That's why we were surprised as we found all this amazing artwork. We still felt uncomfortable in the silence there.
Looking at it now I'm gutted that we have not spend more time at this interesting place. We had a look through the workshop fascinated by the metal sculptures and the displayed art.
Apparently the courtyard was the remainder of the once famous art house Tacheles. In has been closed by the authorities in 2011 and there are only a couple of remaining artists there. I know now about the history of the place. Obviously there is no need to be scared. This community of artists decided not to leave and keep their identity and I admire that.
There is no entry fee but the artist community give everyone the opportunity to leave voluntary donations.
Everyone who likes modern art and has some spare time visiting Berlin, should visit Tacheles. It is a pity that an amazing institution like that could not stay open. Should the courtyard be still open the next time I am there I will definitely take the time to look a closer look.

Visited February 2013
2 Thank TobWeb
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2013

The enormous garden at the back is open, don't assume the entire thing is closed!
Make sure you still get down there and explore behind Tacheles itself.

Visited March 2013
5 Thank Laura H
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“sth original”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2013

zapata cafe in mitte berlin is sth amazing. a totally original place full of istallations, graffiti and many artists who exhibit their art.

Visited March 2012
1 Thank AthensTina
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Absolutely Incredible”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2013

Absolutely Incredible place, probably the best thing I saw whilst I was in Berlin. Very sad to hear that it might have closed down.

Visited April 2012
2 Thank BSmith25
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Go if it's still open”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2012

One of the original art squats. It seems very intimidating but if you pluck up the courage to go inside you will meet some very interesting people who are friendly and welcome you into their artists studios. The graffiti inside is mind blowing...mainly because of the sheer amount of it! When I visited in June 2012 the artists said it may only be open for another 2 weeks but this may just be something they say or it could truly be an unknown. If it is still open when you pass by then see it before it does finally close for good.

Visited June 2012
Thank StinaBena
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