25 Most Beautiful Street Art Murals in Berlin

25 Most Beautiful Street Art Murals in Berlin
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Berlin is a reference in street art or urban art in Europe. For a long time, street artists from all over the world have been decorating and poetizing the German capital with their bright colors and artworks with political messages and slogans. Their art is present everywhere, at the corner of a street, on the facade of a building, in an inner courtyard or at the entrance of a metro station. The works often emerge in a spectacular and unexpected way. We stroll around, marvel at paintings, collages, stencils, graffiti, gigantic murals and frescoes.

Street Art was born in New York in the 1970s and invaded the city of Berlin in the 1980s, before the fall of the Berlin Wall. The French artist Thierry Noir was the first graffiti artist to paint on the Berlin Wall 5 years before reunification. Street Art tells, is outraged and gives back a little poetry and humanity to the great urban cities.

Here are the 25 most beautiful street art mural paintings in Berlin. Be also curious and attentive when you walk around the city, it is full of artworks, sometimes impressive, sometimes more intimate or even hidden, often surprising.

Street Art spots in the Friedrichshain district

Urban art works are not eternal... Street Art is indeed an ephemeral art and it is also what gives it its charm or beauty. This is also what makes exploration interesting because it is full of unexpected discoveries. The works evolve, disappear and then reappear in another form, in another place.

Street Art in Friedrichshain Alice
Alice Pasquini alias AlíCé, Warschauer Str. 48, U-Bahn Warschauer Strasse (© djunaphotos)

The RAW Tempel in Friedrichshain is one of the highlights of any Street Art tour in Berlin. It is a unique, fascinating place. They are former railway warehouses that have become temples of the night, with wall paintings and murals covering every corner.

Street Art at RAW Tempel
Mural by the artists Felix & Matthias Gephart, RAW Tempel (© djunaphotos)
mural painting at Urban Spree at RAW Tempel
Giant painting by Louis Masai, Urban Spree at RAW Tempel (© djunaphotos)
Street Art Mural at RAW Tempel
Wall paiting, Urban Spree at RAW temple in Berlin Friedrichshain (© djunaphotos)

Another must-see stop on a street art tour in Berlin, even if the place has become very touristy: the East Side Gallery. This is the longest part of the Berlin Wall that is still visible: 1.3 km. At this location, the wall has been completely repainted and includes about a hundred street art works by artists from about twenty different countries (see the 10 most famous murals of the East Side Gallery).

East Side Gallery Mural
Mural paiting by the duo Jekse&Cines, near the East Side Gallery, on the banks of the Spree (© djunaphotos)
East Side Gallery Kiss on the Berlin Wall
The kiss between Brezhnev and Honecker by Dmitri Vrubel, Berlin Wall, East Side Gallery (© djunaphotos)

Street Art Murals in Berlin Mitte

The Mitte district has changed enormously over the past ten years. Once much more alternative with its clubs, smoky bars, squats and underground cultural sites like Tacheles. However, some places have survived, such as the Haus Schwarzenberg, located at the Rosenthaler Straße 39, which is among the most exceptional Street Art locations in Berlin (and also called the Street Art Alley). There are also, here and there, between Rosenthaler Str. and Schönhauser Allee, some street art works and paitings by well-known artists, such as El Bocho (collages of women with marked black features), Banksy or London Police.

Street Art Haus Schwarzenberg
Work by Tenhun & bulky_savage for the Neurotitan gallery, Haus Schwarzenberg in Berlin Mitte (© djunaphotos)
Art work by Alaniz Haus Schwarzenberg
Painting by the artist Alaniz, ceiling of the Haus Schwarzenberg (© djunaphotos)
Moe79 Haus Schwarzenberg
Wall painting by moe 79 on the ceilings of the entrance to Haus Schwarzenberg (© djunaphotos)
Sam Crew Haus Schwarzenberg
Collage Haus Schwarzenberg
Collage artists Dared and Shiikaa Berlin Mitte
Collages by the artists Shiikaa and Dared, at the corner kleine Rosenthaler Str. - Linienstr. (© djunaphotos)

In the south of Mitte, on the border with Kreuzberg, there are great street art spots and impressive murals, such as that of the artist Case Macclaim, who was one of the pioneers of the photorealistic movement in Street Art.

Street Art in Berlin Mitte by Case Macclaim
Photorealistic mural by Case Maclaim, at the corner Köpenickerstr - Brückenstr., metro station Heinrich-Heine-Str. (© djunaphotos)

Street art and wall paintings in Kreuzberg

Kreuzberg is the district with the most Street Art works: tags, graffiti, murals, at a street corner, in an alley, on the giant facades of abandoned buildings.

Street Art Moritzplatz Berlin Kreuzberg
Splendid mural by the artist Agostino Lacurci, Prinzenstr. 32-24 (© djunaphotos)
Face by Gould in Kreuzberg
FaceTime by Various & Gould, Heinrich-Heine-Str. 36. (© djunaphotos)
Mural painting by Alaniz in Berlin
Wall painting by the Argentinian artist Alaniz, Moritzplatz in Berlin (© djunaphotos)
Street art in Kreuzberg
Street Art work hidden from view in an inner courtyard, Köpernicker Str. 55 (© djunaphotos)
Street art in metro station Heinrich Heine Str
Wall painting by Nabca in the entrance of the Heinrich-Heine-Str. metro station on the U8 (© djunaphotos)

Wall paintings and graffiti in Prenzlauer Berg

A former underground and artistic district, Prenzlauer Berg has been transformed in recent years by major real estate renovation projects. Even if many street art works have disappeared, there are still some of them, and some well hidden! Urban artworks such as stencils, collages, murals, paintings, in building courtyards, on sidewalks, red lights... which remind us with nostalgia of the Berlin of yesteryear.

Street Art Alaniz in Prenzlauer Berg
The wolf of the artist Alaniz (we have to wait until winter to see its head...) and BustArt's colorful fresco in the foreground, at the corner Schwedter Str. - Templiner Str. (© djunaphotos)
Street Art Prenzlauer Berg
Street Art painting by Gab, Templiner Str. (© djunaphotos)
Street Art Schönhauser Allee by Roa
Scary muraly by ROA, Schönhauser Allee 115 (© djunaphotos)

The greyish walls of the city of Berlin serve as giant canvases for many artists from all over the world. A street art tour in Berlin will surprise both art lovers and visitors curious to discover another side of the city's cultural life.

Raphaëlle Djuna
Raphaëlle Djuna Daouphars

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Art and Culture are my leitmotiv. As a cultural project manager, I have been passionate about photography and literature for several years. Berlin is for me a source of inspiration that never ceases to surprise me!

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