Check out Berlin’s vibrant art scene with a private artist guide on a 3-hour walking tour. Admire artwork in prestigious galleries along Auguststrasse, Berlin’s art epicenter; pop into little-known art venues; and explore transformed urban art spaces, collectives and studios rising out of the rubble of abandoned buildings from Soviet–era Berlin. Gain insight into the history of Berlin’s art scene, and discover how it differs from those in New York, Paris and London. As this is a private tour, you can customize the exact itinerary to your artistic preferences.
Meet near Berlin's Oranienburger Tor metro station to begin your 3-hour private art tour. Your guide is a local curator, practicing artist or art critic, so you’ll get authentic insight into Berlin’s rich art scene, starting with a little historical overview. After the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, artists joined together to transform East Berlin's derelict buildings and abandoned factories into art workshops, collectives and studios, fashioning a new identity for the reunited city and paving the way for Berlin's world-renowned art scene. Today, there are now more than 300 art galleries scattered throughout the city. Walk down Auguststrasse, the original core of Berlin’s artistic community in the early 1990s. Stop by Kunsthaus Tacheles, a gutted 1907 department store occupied by a collective of artists from all over the world. Walking through its labyrinth of graffiti-covered workshops and exhibition spaces, you’ll get a sense of what this area of Berlin looked like when the Wall fell: a hotbed of new ideas and new ways of creating art out of the rubble of the past.Visit KW Institute for Contemporary Art, EIGEN + ART Lab, Galerie Gerken and other prestigious art galleries along Auguststrasse and nearby Linienstrasse, learning about artworks from your guide along the way. Poke your head into little-known spots, and venture off the beaten path to Brunnenstrasse to find a series of unpretentious, youthful galleries. Check out the burgeoning scene on Heidestrasse, right around the corner from the Hamburger Bahnhof museum of contemporary art.Whichever path we choose, you'll experience what makes Berlin's art gallery scene so different from those in art meccas like New York, Paris and London. True to its chaotic and revolutionary origins, Berlin's scene is constantly expanding, re-inventing itself and seeking out new ways to push the envelope of contemporary art.After getting your art fix, end your 3-hour tour back near the start point.