Berlin street art: A photo essay

Graffiti is for amateurs. Let Berlin street art educate you on the finer points of spray from a can art...

Berlin has such a unique history, but what really makes it stand out as a modern metropolis is its cultural and artsy vibe. Street art is a huge component of this, and although Germany as a whole is known for fantastic street art, Berlin may just have the best of the best.

One of our favourite places in Berlin is the East Side Gallery – with 105 separate paintings, it is the largest open air art gallery in the world. What makes it so unique is the canvas – it’s actually an old section of the Berlin Wall, which has been transformed into a moving memorial of freedom.

Here are 24 of our favourite shots of the East Side Gallery:

Berlin Street Art - Herve Morlay - Amour, Paix
Herve Morlay - Amour, Paix
Berlin Street Art - Indiano - Birth of Kachinas
Indiano - Birth of Kachinas
Berlin Street Art - Schamil Gimajev - Worlds People
Schamil Gimajev - Worlds People
Berlin Street Art - Andrej Smolak - Untitled
Andrej Smolak - Untitled
Berlin Street Art - Kim Prisu - O Povo Unido Nunca Mais Sera Veicido
Kim Prisu - O Povo Unido Nunca Mais Sera Veicido
Berlin Street Art - Peter Russell - Heaven and Viewfinder
Peter Russell - Heaven and Viewfinder
Berlin Street Art - Schamil Gimajev - Worlds People
Schamil Gimajev - Worlds People
Berlin Street Art - Ignasi Blanch - Parlo D'Amor
Ignasi Blanch - Parlo D'Amor
Berlin Street Art - Jens Hubner, Andreas Kamper - Untitled
Jens Hubner, Andreas Kamper - Untitled
Berlin Street Art - Peter Lorenz - US Flag
Peter Lorenz - US Flag
Berlin Street Art - Kani Alavi - It's Happened In November
Kani Alavi - It's Happened In November
Berlin Street Art - Thierry Noir - Hommage to the Young Generation
Thierry Noir - Hommage to the Young Generation
Berlin Street Art - Peter Peinzger - Cityhuman
Peter Peinzger - Cityhuman
Berlin Street Art - Sabine Kunz - Dancers
Sabine Kunz - Dancers
Berlin Street Art - Yvonne Onischke - Berlin By Night
Yvonne Onischke - Berlin By Night
Berlin Street Art - Greta Ida Csatlos - Sonic Malade
Greta Ida Csatlos - Sonic Malade
Berlin Street Art - Dimitri Vrubel - Lord Help Me To Survive This Deadly Love
Dimitri Vrubel - Lord Help Me To Survive This Deadly Love
Berlin Street Art - Christoph Frank - Stay Free
Christoph Frank - Stay Free
Berlin Street Art - Indiano - Birth of Kachinas
Indiano - Birth of Kachinas
Berlin Street Art - Gerhard Lahr - Berlyn
Gerhard Lahr - Berlyn
Berlin Street Art - Indiano - Birth of Kachinas
Indiano - Birth of Kachinas
Berlin Street Art - Cesar Olhagaray - Watch-men of Computers
Cesar Olhagaray - Watch-men of Computers
Berlin Street Art - Fulvio Pinna - Ode to Joy
Fulvio Pinna - Ode to Joy
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