Urban Nation


Creating a museum for street art may be akin to caging a wild animal. Yet, this showcase of works by top urban artists pulls the genre out from the underpasses and abandoned buildings and makes them accessible to an entirely new audience. From Alias to Zezao, the beautiful bi-level space designed by Graft architects is a handy introduction to the various players and the style they employ – stencils to paste-up to sculpture. Even the facade doubles as an everchanging canvas.

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1. Christopher Isherwood Apartment

0.24 MILES

In 1929 the Anglo-American writer Christopher Isherwood moved to this pretty residential building from London, to escape the sexual oppression in England…

2. Schwules Museum


In a former print shop, this nonprofit museum is one of the largest and most important cultural institutions documenting LGBTIQ culture around the world,…

3. Kammergericht

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Today the highest court in the state of Berlin, the Kammergericht gained notoriety during the Nazi years when it hosted more than 20 show trials of the…

4. Kleistpark

0.45 MILES

This romantic little park is dominated by the richly ornamented sandstone Königskolonnaden (Royal Colonnades), a pair of rococo arcades designed in 1780…

5. Bauhaus Archiv

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Founded in 1919, the Bauhaus was a seminal school of avant-garde architecture, design and art that was shut down by the Nazis in Berlin in 1933. The…

6. David Bowie Apartment

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A memorial plaque marks the house where the late David Bowie and his buddy Iggy Pop bunked in the late '70s. The seven-room flat was on the 1st floor; Pop…

7. Gedenkstätte Deutscher Widerstand

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This memorial exhibit on German Nazi resistance occupies the very rooms where high-ranking officers led by Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg plotted the…

8. Gedenkstätte Stille Helden

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The Silent Heroes Memorial Center is dedicated to ordinary Germans who found the courage to help their persecuted Jewish neighbours through such actions…