1. Germany
  2. Berlin
  3. Alexanderplatz

Berlin Street Art and Graffiti Tour and Workshop

Product ID: 11292
Be a part of Berlin’s rich artistic community! Learn the story of graffiti in Berlin on a walking tour, seeing the latest and best examples of Berlin street art. Later, make your own urban masterpiece in a hands-on workshop with real local artists.
About this activity
Duration: 4.5 hours
Starting time 12:00 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Experience Berlin's street art scene first hand with local artists
  • Learn the history and origins of this global underground phenomenon
  • Receive instruction on how to make your own street art and graffiti
  • See new and famous examples of Berlin street art
  • Become a Berlin insider by getting to know the unwritten codes of conduct among artists and writers
  • Learn graffiti techniques, paint the walls of an abandoned factory complex and create space
  • Create your own souvenir take-home street art piece
Full description
Dive into the real Berlin with an introduction to the German capital's graffiti and street art culture! Berlin has long been hailed as a haven for creative and unique artists, and this 4.5-hour excursion will introduce you to some of the best urban art Berlin has to offer. To further enrich the experience, you'll get a 2-hour street art tutorial during which you will have the chance to leave your own mark on the city.

Berlin’s graffiti scene started in the late 1970s, and after the city was reunited, street art took off in the former East Berlin. For more than four decades now, the city has acted one enormous canvas for its resident artists. This tour will take you onto the backstreets to discover some of the latest and greatest examples of inspired urban artwork.

Learn about the unwritten rules and codes that apply to graffiti and street art as you see more than 50 local and international artists in their studios and on the streets. Talk to the artists themselves and discuss where the movement is headed as well as the changes that are occurring due to the jump in digitally created art.

After your tour of the city, get inspired in a local workshop in an magnificent abandoned factory complex where you will receive instructions on various graffiti techniques and will be able to paint the walls of this creative space. Learn how to work with stencils and paste-ups, be able to identify burners, bombings, pieces, and murals, and get an introduction to wildstyle, wickedstyle, caps, crews, and more. After you’ve learned all you can and tested the waters, try your hand at making your own stencils and take-home pieces of urban art!
Includes
  • Tour guide
  • All materials and a special souvenir to take home
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation tickets
Not suitable for
  • Children under 14 years

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Meeting point

Meet underneath Alexanderplatz TV Tower, in front of Starbucks

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Important information
Know before you go
• Tours run in all weather, all year round
• AB transportation ticket (for S-Bahn and U-Bahn) is required; please purchase in advance
• Suitable for groups and individual guests
• Due to health and safety precautions, this tour is not suitable for children under the age of 14
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 662 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
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This was SO good - we thoroughly enjoyed it - Curtis our Guide was such a laugh and good fun, as well as very interesting and informative - we learnt all about the history of St Art, what it means in Berlin culture and travelled about seeing lots of interesting examples - we also really enjoyed and loved the workshop - really good fun - thank you so much for such a great day

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December 15, 2019

It was an amazing experience! I got to learn so much about the difference between graffiti writers and street artists. Our guide was super friendly and easy to talk to. He clearly understood the culture and was good at educating us about it. He definitely know information about some of the installations that was through contact with the artist or writer themselves.

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December 15, 2019

Great insights in different street art style and how the styles evolved. Learned a lot about street art. Workshop was fun and the resulting piece to take home is amazing. More than I would have expected. I might join a second time with some friends, just because the workshop part was so fun and I got so many more design ideas

July 28, 2019

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Alternative Berlin Tours

Product ID: 11292