Graffiti or street art: Berlin is home to plenty of it. Street artists use the city as their canvas and give Berlin the edgy look the city is famous for. The remnants of the Berlin Wall are especially popular to exhibit all kinds of creative talent. Whether you are in (the former) East or West Berlin, every neighbourhood is filled with street art. You can also take a special tour dedicated to the art of graffiti!
A political slogan on a bridge elevated to art, or a stage for graffiti artists in an abandoned Cold War monitoring station ─ for more than 4 decades Berlin has been used as an enormous canvas by artists and other creative types. The graffiti scene began in the late 1970s in West Berlin and after the fall of the Wall in 1989, street art quickly gained popularity in the former East Berlin.