Berlin sightseeing tour

Berlin private sightseeing city tour

Private sightseeing tour Berlin

"Hello, during our private sightseeing tour Berlin, you will explore more than 300 years of Prussian and German history in the heart of the city. Follow us to discover the unmissable sights of the German capital."

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  • trippetytrip Avatar

    5 star rating Great tour that really added to our holiday Techno music and street art. Eric took us to the most fascinating parts of former East Berlin on this bike tour. As an avid clubber himself he knows a lot about the different clubs, and the background of... read more

    trippetytrip
  • Mara Avatar

    Awesome tour! I highly recommend Eric! He knows a lot and is very passionate sharing his knowledge, which makes the tour fun, interesting and complete at the same time. Best tour I've ever done!!

    Mara
  • HilRo Avatar

    5 star rating Cold War and Berlin Wall We had a great walking tour with our excellent guide Eric. He took us to places we’d never have known about and was very well- informed and interesting.
    He also made recommendations for other places for us to...
    read more

    HilRo
  • Roger Avatar

    We'll be back! We had a fantastic tour of Berlin's techno hotspots by bike with Eric who was knowledgeable and good fun. We'll be back!

    Roger
  • RENEE Avatar

    5 star rating Great Street Art Tour Eric was a very informative but laid back guide to the important street murals of Mitte, Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg. He took full advantage of the metro as well as hiking around. We ended up at the Eastside Gallery... read more

    RENEE
  • Patricia Avatar

    Some hidden places we wouldn't have seen on our own We went to Berlin for a bachelorette's party and we hired a tour with Berlin like a local. It was a really interesting tour, we learned about some of Berlin's history and saw some hidden places we wouldn't... read more

    Patricia
  • 970JamesB970 Avatar

    5 star rating Great tour! Three of us did the biking street art tour with Eric last year. What an amazing tour! We saw some great street art, as well as seeing parts of Berlin we wouldn't have otherwise visited. I would definitely recommend!

    970JamesB970
  • KyrreB Avatar

    5 star rating Great city walk with Eric Great city walk in both the eastern block parts and modern parts of Berlin with guide Eric and my seven norwegian friends. He understood what we wanted in advance and matched our interests and our humour. We spent... read more

    KyrreB
  • Emma Avatar

    Fantastic tour from start to finish Thank you Eric!

    Emma
  • Monique Avatar

    5 star rating We highly recommend Berlin like a Local! Berlin Cold War and Wall bike tour. Eric is a fantastic guide with a lot of passion for the history of Berlin! We had a fantastic time! Besides the history, architecture and stories he takes you to special... read more

    Monique
  • alexbyak Avatar

    5 star rating One of the greatest tours that I have ever done AMAZING Street Art Tour! Eric the guide, was so knowledgeable about all the street art, artists and areas. It was a 3 hour tour, walking around different areas of Berlin that we would have no idea about and... read more

    alexbyak
  • Leen Avatar

    positive review  Very enthousiastic guide!! Great experience! We have seen parts of Berlin that we otherwise wouldn’t have visited. Highly recommended!!!

    Leen
  • Alain Avatar

    5 star rating The best way to go deep in the city afterwards Had a wonderful bycicle street art tour with Eric, covering a lot of different alternative aspects of the city. Eric will share with you his love of Berlin adapting the tour to your real wishes. Alain

    Alain
  • Missy Avatar

    5 star rating Untz Untz Untz Eric was a great guide showing us several Berlin techno clubs. He made recommendations on clubs to visit which would suit our tastes and gave us hints on how to get in! It was wonderful learning about the... read more

    Missy
  • Annelyse Avatar

    We were a group of 8 girls and we all loved it! Do not hesitate, the street art tour is great, very interesting. Éric is very nice and he knows his city perfectly.

    Annelyse
  • Prit Avatar

    The real Berlin, away from the generic tourist stuff I had the pleasure of walking around some of Berlin's coolest suburbs and seeing some incredible art work along the way. Eric is very knowledgeable and through him I got a history in Art, Music and Berlin itself.... read more

    Prit
  • jawbunny Avatar

    5 star rating Informative and Fun My husband and I are visiting Berlin and we signed up for Eric’s Berlin Wall and Cold War private walking tour. Having grown up during that time and remembering the fall of the Wall, it was an amazing... read more

    jawbunny
  • Renierh Avatar

    5 star rating Fun, informative & a great addition to any Berlin trip! Yes, you can do all the standard sights in Berlin, and you should. But to really get a deeper understanding of the cities unique history after WW2, don't deny yourself a tour with Berlin Like a Local. Eric... read more

    Renierh
  • PriscillaW784 Avatar

    5 star rating Interesting, informative Cold War walking tour with Eric We visited Berlin with two of our grandsons age 17 ad 15. We walked for 3 hours with Eric hopping on buses, trains and trams to get us around which gave us a taste of everyday life in... read more

    PriscillaW784
  • rebecca Avatar

    5 star rating Alternative Berlin Bike Tour Excellent tour! We had three hours with Eric showing us the sites of alternative Berlin. We covered a variety of spots from the Berlin wall, urban garden projects and street art to all weekend techno clubs / raves!... read more

    rebecca
  • Julia Avatar

    Amazing tour I consider myself a huge history buff, but I learned things I this tour I never knew before. Highly recommended

    Julia
  • Angelique Avatar

    Powerful understanding of the political and cultural Berlin world My boyfriend and I arranged a street art walking tour with Eric in Berlin earlier this month in march and we are so pleased we did! Eric's knowledge of street art in Berlin was excellent and how he... read more

    Angelique
  • Vanessa Avatar

    5 star rating Great afternoon Cold War Tour. We had a great afternoon with Eric who really brought to life what it would have been like to live in Berlin during the cold war. The grumpy teenagers really enjoyed it too.

    Vanessa
  • LuxembourgGulliver Avatar

    5 star rating Amazing City walk tour We and our teenage kids (16 and 11 years old) enjoyed the city walk tour with Eric. Nice introduction to Berlin history and key events through the classic monuments and the buildings of Berlin. More

    LuxembourgGulliver
  • Eophoff Avatar

    5 star rating Very nice tour A little bit history (cold war and impact on Berlin) mixed with nice stories about streetart and the artists. Alice is a relaxed and great guide.

    Eophoff
  • Kathryn Avatar

    Answer all the questions you want to know about local Berlin If you want to know about the street art of Berlin and don't want the commercial 'spin', Eric is the guide for you. He gave great insight into the artworks and the culture behind the development of some... read more

    Kathryn
  • TheBard11 Avatar

    5 star rating Entertaining & interesting! Hi, we were a group of friends who had Eric walk us around in old East-Berlin for a day. He took us to a lot of interesting places, had good stories to tell, and were in general a... read more

    TheBard11
  • busysissi Avatar

    5 star rating Absolutely faboulous We booked two tours on two different days. The first one was a walking tour in Berlin with an insight on the history of Berlin from the beginning of Berlin till today. Xavier is a walking history book... read more

    busysissi
  • Brendan Avatar

    Highly recommended Awesome street art tour with Eric - more then street art - excellent all-round cultural knowledge. Personal tour, just the two of us plus Eric.

    Brendan
  • cfish767 Avatar

    5 star rating Excellent and Meaningful Guide! Eric loves Berlin and that shows in the stories and detail he puts into the tour. I took the street art tour and it was fantastic. He takes you to the best vantage points and thoughtfully describes each... read more

    cfish767
  • Elena Avatar

    Highly recommended ! Amazing street art tour

    Elena
  • Megan Avatar

    5 star rating Fantastic street art tour Our street art walking tour with Eric was really one of the highlights of our trip to Berlin! Eric was very informative and took us to places that we never would have found by ourselves. Although the tour... read more

    Megan
  • Charlotte Avatar

    This tour was perfect I recently booked a tour with Eric of the street art in Berlin for my sisters hen weekend. She absolutely loves art and graffiti. Eric is polite, patient (we had LOTS of photos), and very knowledgeable. I would... read more

    Charlotte
  • nickwyse Avatar

    5 star rating Brilliant Techno Tour! We have been coming to Berlin - the best city in the world! - many times. I wanted to understand more about techno - Berlin’s anthem - and the amazing clubbing scene in Berlin. This was an afternoon... read more

    nickwyse
  • Paloma Avatar

    Great and personalised bike tour Thank you very much Eric for this great and personalised bike tour. Even if I am living in Berlin for more than 5 years almost everything was new to me. We had a lovely time and would be... read more

    Paloma
  • xxoo-food Avatar

    5 star rating Street art tour Great tour. Alice was very knowledgeable and a pleasure to be with. Good tour to see sights that are not the regular tourist spots. Highly recommend

    xxoo-food
  • larissamachiels Avatar

    5 star rating Fantastic insight into Berlin's techno culture Eric took us on a great tour of Berlin, and showed us and told us the story of how the techno culture here took place and grew into what it is today - a defining feature of Berlin's... read more

    larissamachiels
  • johnsbaker2018 Avatar

    5 star rating The best tour I've done I went on 2 tours with Eric. My first tour was a walking architectural tour. As a photographer, i was very specific with Eric about what i wanted to shoot. He did a lot of advance preparation to... read more

    johnsbaker2018
  • Patricia Avatar

    Highly recommended for a company tour I booked the Wall & Berlin Cold War walking tour with Eric for our company and it was really great! Eric took us to places we could have not found otherwise, shared information you cannot learn at a... read more

    Patricia
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Private sightseeing tour Berlin

"Hello, during our private sightseeing tour Berlin, you will explore more than 300 years of Prussian and German history in the heart of the city. Follow us to discover the unmissable sights of the German capital."

  • Kathryn Avatar

    Answer all the questions you want to know about local Berlin If you want to know about the street art of Berlin and don't want the commercial 'spin', Eric is the guide for... read more

    Kathryn
  • Angelique Avatar

    Powerful understanding of the political and cultural Berlin world My boyfriend and I arranged a street art walking tour with Eric in Berlin earlier this month in march and we are... read more

    Angelique
  • LuxembourgGulliver Avatar

    5 star rating Amazing City walk tour We and our teenage kids (16 and 11 years old) enjoyed the city walk tour with Eric. Nice introduction to Berlin history... read more

    LuxembourgGulliver
  • trippetytrip Avatar

    5 star rating Great tour that really added to our holiday Techno music and street art. Eric took us to the most fascinating parts of former East Berlin on this bike tour. As... read more

    trippetytrip
  • busysissi Avatar

    5 star rating Absolutely faboulous We booked two tours on two different days. The first one was a walking tour in Berlin with an insight on the... read more

    busysissi
  • nickwyse Avatar

    5 star rating Brilliant Techno Tour! We have been coming to Berlin - the best city in the world! - many times. I wanted to understand more about... read more

    nickwyse
  • larissamachiels Avatar

    5 star rating Fantastic insight into Berlin's techno culture Eric took us on a great tour of Berlin, and showed us and told us the story of how the techno culture... read more

    larissamachiels
  • jawbunny Avatar

    5 star rating Informative and Fun My husband and I are visiting Berlin and we signed up for Eric’s Berlin Wall and Cold War private walking tour. Having... read more

    jawbunny
  • TheBard11 Avatar

    5 star rating Entertaining & interesting! Hi, we were a group of friends who had Eric walk us around in old East-Berlin for a day. He took us... read more

    TheBard11
  • Eophoff Avatar

    5 star rating Very nice tour A little bit history (cold war and impact on Berlin) mixed with nice stories about streetart and the artists. Alice is a... read more

    Eophoff
  • xxoo-food Avatar

    5 star rating Street art tour Great tour. Alice was very knowledgeable and a pleasure to be with. Good tour to see sights that are not the regular... read more

    xxoo-food
  • Roger Avatar

    We'll be back! We had a fantastic tour of Berlin's techno hotspots by bike with Eric who was knowledgeable and good fun. We'll be back!

    Roger
  • Elena Avatar

    Highly recommended ! Amazing street art tour

    Elena
  • Leen Avatar

    positive review  Very enthousiastic guide!! Great experience! We have seen parts of Berlin that we otherwise wouldn’t have visited. Highly recommended!!!

    Leen
  • Monique Avatar

    5 star rating We highly recommend Berlin like a Local! Berlin Cold War and Wall bike tour. Eric is a fantastic guide with a lot of passion for the history of Berlin!... read more

    Monique
  • cfish767 Avatar

    5 star rating Excellent and Meaningful Guide! Eric loves Berlin and that shows in the stories and detail he puts into the tour. I took the street art tour... read more

    cfish767
  • alexbyak Avatar

    5 star rating One of the greatest tours that I have ever done AMAZING Street Art Tour! Eric the guide, was so knowledgeable about all the street art, artists and areas. It was a 3... read more

    alexbyak
  • HilRo Avatar

    5 star rating Cold War and Berlin Wall We had a great walking tour with our excellent guide Eric. He took us to places we’d never have known about and... read more

    HilRo
  • Vanessa Avatar

    5 star rating Great afternoon Cold War Tour. We had a great afternoon with Eric who really brought to life what it would have been like to... read more

    Vanessa
  • Mara Avatar

    Awesome tour! I highly recommend Eric! He knows a lot and is very passionate sharing his knowledge, which makes the tour fun, interesting and... read more

    Mara
  • Alain Avatar

    5 star rating The best way to go deep in the city afterwards Had a wonderful bycicle street art tour with Eric, covering a lot of different alternative aspects of the city. Eric will share... read more

    Alain
  • Patricia Avatar

    Some hidden places we wouldn't have seen on our own We went to Berlin for a bachelorette's party and we hired a tour with Berlin like a local. It was a really... read more

    Patricia
  • Annelyse Avatar

    We were a group of 8 girls and we all loved it! Do not hesitate, the street art tour is great, very interesting. Éric is very nice and he knows his city perfectly.

    Annelyse
  • RENEE Avatar

    5 star rating Great Street Art Tour Eric was a very informative but laid back guide to the important street murals of Mitte, Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg. He took full... read more

    RENEE
  • johnsbaker2018 Avatar

    5 star rating The best tour I've done I went on 2 tours with Eric. My first tour was a walking architectural tour. As a photographer, i was very specific... read more

    johnsbaker2018
  • Prit Avatar

    The real Berlin, away from the generic tourist stuff I had the pleasure of walking around some of Berlin's coolest suburbs and seeing some incredible art work along the way. Eric... read more

    Prit
  • Brendan Avatar

    Highly recommended Awesome street art tour with Eric - more then street art - excellent all-round cultural knowledge. Personal tour, just the two of... read more

    Brendan
  • Missy Avatar

    5 star rating Untz Untz Untz Eric was a great guide showing us several Berlin techno clubs. He made recommendations on clubs to visit which would suit our... read more

    Missy
  • Megan Avatar

    5 star rating Fantastic street art tour Our street art walking tour with Eric was really one of the highlights of our trip to Berlin! Eric was very informative... read more

    Megan
  • 970JamesB970 Avatar

    5 star rating Great tour! Three of us did the biking street art tour with Eric last year. What an amazing tour! We saw some great street... read more

    970JamesB970
  • Renierh Avatar

    5 star rating Fun, informative & a great addition to any Berlin trip! Yes, you can do all the standard sights in Berlin, and you should. But to really get a deeper understanding of the... read more

    Renierh
  • Julia Avatar

    Amazing tour I consider myself a huge history buff, but I learned things I this tour I never knew before. Highly recommended

    Julia
  • Charlotte Avatar

    This tour was perfect I recently booked a tour with Eric of the street art in Berlin for my sisters hen weekend. She absolutely loves art... read more

    Charlotte
  • PriscillaW784 Avatar

    5 star rating Interesting, informative Cold War walking tour with Eric We visited Berlin with two of our grandsons age 17 ad 15. We walked for 3 hours with Eric hopping on buses,... read more

    PriscillaW784
  • Paloma Avatar

    Great and personalised bike tour Thank you very much Eric for this great and personalised bike tour. Even if I am living in Berlin for more than... read more

    Paloma
  • rebecca Avatar

    5 star rating Alternative Berlin Bike Tour Excellent tour! We had three hours with Eric showing us the sites of alternative Berlin. We covered a variety of spots from... read more

    rebecca
  • Emma Avatar

    Fantastic tour from start to finish Thank you Eric!

    Emma
  • Patricia Avatar

    Highly recommended for a company tour I booked the Wall & Berlin Cold War walking tour with Eric for our company and it was really great! Eric took... read more

    Patricia
  • KyrreB Avatar

    5 star rating Great city walk with Eric Great city walk in both the eastern block parts and modern parts of Berlin with guide Eric and my seven norwegian friends.... read more

    KyrreB
This exceptional panoramic tour is located in the district of Berlin Mitte. You will discover the history of the city from its Prussian period to the recently reunified Germany. During your private sightseeing tour Berlin you will:
  • Explore the Berlin of Frederick the Great of Prussia and the Imperial Berlin.
  • Go to the symbolic locations of Nazi Germany.
  • Follow the path of the Berlin Wall.
  • See the iconic memorials of the victims of Nazism.
  • Observe the architecture of the 90s that followed the fall of the wall.
  • Discover the government district of the reunited Berlin.
Private tour. Walking or biking. 3 hours. Contact us or book online:
Tel/WhatsApp: +49 160 55 131 51

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Private sightseeing tour Berlin duration: 3 hours.
Available in the morning and in the afternoon.
Easy meeting point: Alexanderplatz (option for pick-up).
Walking tour or bike tour (bike rental for adults and children).

Unmissable sights

Brandenbourg Gate and TV-Tour.
Gendarmenmarkt and Bebelplatz.
Unter den Linden Avenue, city palace and Berliner Dom.
Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie and Potsdamerplatz.
Hitler's bunker and Holocaust memorial.
Reichstag building and the government district.

Main topics

Prussian and Imperial Berlin
Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany
The Wall and the Cold War
Berlin and the reunification
Berlin in constant evolution

Extras

Revealing side stories.
Includes a coffee break (beverage not included).
Local advice for your restaurants, bars and outings.

This exceptional private sightseeing tour Berlin is located in the district of Mitte. You will discover the history of the city from its Prussian period to the recently reunified Germany.

Private tour. Walking or cycling. 3 hours.

Contact-us or book online:

Tel/WhatsApp: +49 160 55 131 51

Unmissable sights

Brandenbourg Gate and TV-Tour.
Gendarmenmarkt and Bebelplatz.
Unter den Linden Avenue, city palace and Berliner Dom.
Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie and Potsdamerplatz.
Hitler's bunker and Holocaust memorial.
Reichstag building and the government district.

Main topics

Prussian and Imperial Berlin
Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany
The Wall and the Cold War
Berlin and the reunification
Berlin in constant evolution

Useful information

Private sightseeing tour Berlin duration: 3 hours.
Available in the morning and in the afternoon.
Easy meeting point: Alexanderplatz (option for pick-up).
Walking tour or bike tour (bike rental for adults and children).

Extras

Revealing side stories.
Includes a coffee break (beverage not included).
Local advice for your restaurants, bars and outings.

« Se réapproprier la rue » : le slogan des street artistes !

En français et dans les meilleurs quartiers de la ville, je vous emmène voir les œuvres de street art de Berlin. Grands-formats et déferlements de couleurs. Attention, chefs d’œuvre !

Les artistes internationaux du genre reconnaissent Berlin comme une des capitales mondiales du street art. Les œuvres ici sont monumentales, colorées et en centre-ville. Et les berlinois les préservent amoureusement.

Pour cette visite guidée Berlin street art, j’ai sélectionné pour vous les œuvres les plus spectaculaires de l'art urbain berlinois.

Visite guidée incontournable du centre-ville de Berlin

A qui s'adresse la visite guidée Berlin street art ?

Le street art s’adresse à tous ! Il dialogue, réagit, revendique, affirme. Des messages autres que publicitaires ou gouvernementaux prennent leur place dans la rue. Entrez dans la discussion avec ma visite guidée Berlin street art. Venez découvrir et réagir aux œuvres. Le but du street art est de dialoguer avec les berlinois, entre artistes et avec vous. Il secoue les bouleversements urbains, esthétiques, politiques qui marquent Berlin et notre époque. Il nous concerne.

La visite guidée Berlin street art est une visite en mode privée, elle se fait entre nous et en français. Je m’adapte à vos envies que vous veniez en amateurs, connaisseurs ou spécialistes. Si c’est votre premier contact avec cet art urbain en plein boom, Berlin répond à votre soif de culture. Nous allons au pied de certaines des œuvres les plus connues au monde. Si vous êtes déjà connaisseur, vous ne raterez rien des incontournables pépites de la ville. Nous voyons les artistes internationaux et les berlinois originaires et d’adoption.

La visite s’adresse également aux artistes plasticiens, aux critiques d’art contemporain aussi bien qu’aux groupes scolaires ou professionnels.

Pourquoi une visite guidée Berlin street art ?

Berlin est le lieu parfait pour voir du street art. Avec son histoire, la ville héberge et attire les artistes les plus célèbres de l’art urbain. Leurs œuvres nous parlent.

Le street art est présent en quantité et en qualité à Berlin. Pour savoir le débusquer, le comprendre et ne rien rater, suivez le guide !

Ma visite guidée en français du « Berlin street art » vous raconte son histoire, ses enjeux et ses rebondissements. Les œuvres sont peintes sur les murs de la ville. Le street art est évolutif. Aucune œuvre n’est figée. Certaines sont effacées, modifiées, par la ville, ses habitants ou par les artistes eux-mêmes.

Pour bien comprendre les œuvres, une petite explication est parfois nécessaire, ainsi qu'un rappel historique de ce qu’il se passait dans le quartier à l’époque de leur réalisation. Je vous situe le contexte et vous donne les clés pour mieux apprécier les fresques et autres créations berlinoises.

Ma visite guidée street art de Berlin nous permet d'échanger nos regards sur ces peintures engagées. Explorons ensemble les traces, les luttes et la créativité haute en couleur qui se jouent ici en public.

De quoi allons-nous parler lors de la visite guidée Berlin street art ?

Graffiti vs Street Art

Le street art a commencé dans l’illégalité. Mais il s’oppose au Graffiti en ce qu’il veut embellir la ville. Le graffiti provoque, le street art s’intègre dans son environnement. Désormais utilisé dans des domaines conventionnels comme la publicité, le street art a acquis une notoriété indéniable. Nous verrons des œuvres illégales et sauvages dans la ville, ainsi que des pièces officielles qui répondent à une commande et même du street art protégé, ce qui est unique au monde.

Le Berlin street art et son histoire

Espaces abandonnés, loyers modiques, contre-culture bien présente, Berlin-Ouest a tout dès les années 70 pour attirer les street artistes. En Novembre 1989, à la chute du mur, les habitants de l’Est en découvrent l’autre face recouverte d’œuvres d’art et de graffiti (du côté ouest). Les terrains de jeu disponibles, autant que le nombre d’artistes se démultiplient. Le street art devient une marque de fabrique du « life-style » berlinois. Toujours en pleine ébullition. Nous verrons ensemble des réalisations toute récentes, d’autres plus anciennes et qui ont résisté. Je vous parlerai de certaines œuvres disparues, qui ont marqué très fortement la ville.

Les techniques de l’art urbain berlinois

Pochoirs, collages, tags, graffs, le street art doit inventer ses propres techniques. Il faut faire vite, souvent de nuit et les créations doivent pouvoir résister à l’hiver berlinois. Des artistes développent des techniques uniques pour atteindre le rendu souhaité. Ici encore, attention créativité ! Grands formats, séries, éphémères ou pérennes, toujours à petit coût, vous pourrez apprécier le travail de préparation, l’ingéniosité et parfois les acrobaties nécessaires pour réaliser certaines des œuvres.

Les street artistes locaux et internationaux de Berlin

Vous êtes déjà familier avec le street art ? Voici quelques noms qui devraient évoquer des images : Kripoe, SOBR, El Bocho, 1UP, Vhils, Thierry Noir, Alice Pasquini, BLU, Shephard Farey, Vrubel et bien d’autres…

Où allons-nous lors de ma visite guidée Berlin street art ?

Le street art est présent dans tous les quartiers de la ville. C’est la particularité de Berlin. J’ai choisi pour vous un parcours qui vous permet d'en saisir l’importance et de voir une grande diversité d’œuvres tout en se promenant dans les quartiers alternatifs de la capitale allemande.

Visite guidée Berlin street art autour d’Alexanderplatz

Notre visite commence sur l’Alexanderplatz, notre lieu de rendez-vous. Lieu incontournable de Berlin, il y a de nombreuses œuvres d’art urbain à voir ici, encore faut-il savoir le trouver.  Kripoe, SOBR, Taosuz, Kam & Laurene, El Bocho. Entre les stations de S-Bahn Hackescher Markt et Janovitzbrücke, vous verrez parmi les figures les plus connues et les plus prolixes de Berlin. Depuis que je fais cette visite guidée Berlin street art, j’ai dû m’adapter aux nouvelles pépites qui apparaissent régulièrement. C’est le propre de l’art urbain, pour mon plaisir et le vôtre. Éparpillées partout où c’est possible dans le quartier de Mitte, la plupart des œuvres sont illégales et de petits formats. Techniques, humour, politique, poésie, vous verrez tout de suite l’effervescence offerte par la scène.

De l'art urbain sur les bords de la rivière Spree

Vous découvrirez les bords de la rivière Spree. Un nouveau lieu, le Holzmarkt25 a ouvert en Mai 2017. Patiemment négocié avec la ville par des figures de la scène alternative berlinoise, il propose un incroyable havre de détente, d’esprit collaboratif, d’écologie et de fête, en plein centre-ville. Avec son architecture ouverte et ses principes collaboratifs, c’est presque un nouveau modèle économique qui est proposé. Le street art fait partie du projet, avec des œuvres monumentales de Cranio, WE.N.U, ARTEZ entre autres. Nous verrons ici les fresques de taille XXL parmi les plus récentes de Berlin.

Dans le quartier, le YAAM est également un endroit phare pour la fête et l’art urbain à Berlin. Autour, se déploient d’autres œuvres monumentales, notamment celle de l’artiste portugais Vhils, dont la préservation est en discussion en ce moment.

De l’autre côté de la Spree, une résidence d’habitation ressemble au premier abord à toutes les autres. Elle est en fait aussi le fruit d’un collectif et de son modèle économique collaboratif. Qui sont les initiateurs de ces deux projets ? Comment ont-ils pu investir des endroits aussi centraux de la ville ? Nous parlons de tout cela, avec les œuvres des street artistes comme support.

Le street art protégé de l’East Side Gallery

La East Side Gallery à Friedrichschain, est incontournable. Il s’agit de la plus longue section du mur de Berlin préservée encore debout et accessible au public. Des artistes du monde entier ont été invités au début des années 90 à s’exprimer sur une longueur de mur d'1,3 km. Nous nous arrêtons lors de la visite guidée Berlin street art devant une sélection des œuvres les intéressantes ou iconiques.

Nous passerons par un jardin collaboratif. Ruches, nourriture saine, cultures de plantes comestibles innombrables, c’est un supermarché biologique à découvert pour les berlinois. Bien sûr, une fresque grand-format veille sur son bien-être. Ici nous entrons à Kreuzberg où de nombreuses œuvres plus anciennes sont chargées d’histoire.

Visite guidée Berlin street art dans le quartier de Kreuzberg

Kreuzberg, ce quartier bien connu est saupoudré de graffiti et d’art urbain. Il faut parfois connaître et prendre le temps de lever le nez pour le voir. Beaucoup d’œuvres sont ici aux origines de l’histoire du street art à Berlin. Entre Kottbuser et Schlessiches Tor, nous verrons des propositions en résonance avec les années 80 et la fin de la guerre froide. Leurs messages résonnent toujours aujourd’hui. C’est l’artiste BLU qui a, ici, une réalisation au destin des plus singuliers. J’emporte les vidéos qui montrent l’évolution de sa peinture et vous explique tout. Cette œuvre requiert un guide pour être déchiffrée.

D’autres sont plus simplement percutantes : écologie, politique, partage, science, fête. Je vous dis ce que je vois. Vous aussi !

Les extras de la visite guidée Berlin street art

Je souhaite rendre le parcours de notre visite guidée du Berlin street art le plus vivant possible, en vous racontant quelques histoires locales qui permettent d’illustrer de manière explicite les lieux que nous observons.

En route, vous aurez l’occasion d’admirer certains des monuments les plus célèbres de la ville, tels que le magnifique pont Oberbaum qui unit les quartiers de Kreuzberg et de Friedrichshain et la tour de télévision, haute de ses 368 mètres, aujourd’hui devenue un véritable symbole.

Lors de ma visite guidée Berlin street art en français, je peux également vous conseiller au mieux selon vos envies du moment pour vos restaurants, bars et sorties.

Pour continuer à découvrir les street artistes après notre visite, n'hésitez pas à me demander la liste complète des œuvres que vous aurez eu l'occasion de découvrir. Je propose la visite Berlin Street Art en 3 heures à pied ou à vélo, avec une pause dans un café berlinois.

A bientôt pour vous faire découvrir le Berlin street art.

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