Berlin Street Art

In the few days I spent in Berlin in October 2018, one of the things I noticed was all the incredible street art around the city. Here is just some of the street art that I saw walking around the city.

Street art as seen from the Museum Blindenwerkstatt Otto Weidt

We visited a small museum, the Museum Blindenwerstatt Otto Weidt, near the Hackescher Markt. The building had housed a workshop where brooms and brushes were made by blind and deaf workers. The workshop was owned by Otto Weidt, who protected the Jewish workers of his workshop from persecution in the 1940s. The museum is located in a small alley with every inch of the walls covered in street art and graffiti.

Small alley in the Spandauer Vorstadt area

One area of Berlin that I knew I had to explore was the East Side Gallery. I couldn’t leave Berlin without seeing the remnants of the Berlin wall. This portion of the wall has been preserved as a memorial where artists from around the world came to leave their mark.

East Side Gallery
East Side Gallery

Leonid Brezhnev and Erich Honeckerr kissing as painted by Dmitri Vrubel from the East Side Gallery

Birgit Kinders’s Trabant breaking through the wall at the East Side Gallery

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