Street art daily: day seven

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STREET ART SUNDAY

If you’re looking for a cheap street art retreat look no further than Berlin. Not only is the German capital the home to some of the most incredible urban art I’ve ever seen, it’s easily the best place I’ve ever been, too. I went for a week back in May 2013 and I still can’t get over how good it was. I need to live there.

The history on its own is enough to make anyone want to visit. There’s the Olympic Stadium, built by the Nazis in the 1930s, which is now home to the Bundesliga side, Hertha Berlin (it also held the 2013/14 Champions League Final). There’s Brandenburg Gate, The Reichstag, Berlin Zoo, The Holocaust Memorial, Sachsenhausen Memorial and Museum (a concentration camp just north of the city, in Oranienburg), The Berlin Wall and as much currywurst and bratwurst as you can shake a few euros at.

Kreuzberg is the home of the hipster and Berliner’s just ooze ‘coolness’. The street art scene in Berlin is second to none, and just when you think you’ve seen the most incredible mural, you go down another street and see something even bigger and more amazing.

Here’s a few of my favourite pieces of street art in Berlin:

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Work by the Brazilian twins ‘Os Gemeos’. This was one of the first pieces of Street art I saw in Berlin, from then on I knew how good it was going to be. Look out for their collaboration with Banksy in ‘Banksy does NYC’.

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I love this – street art of street art. Recognise the Os Gemeos piece?

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This stunning mural can be found on the side of the East-Side Hotel, just opposite the Berlin Wall.

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‘The Pink Man’ by Italian street artist, Blu.

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This huge Russian doll-inspired is another fantastic example of the street art scene in Berlin. Not sure who the artist is, if you know please add in comments.

Sadly these last two pieces by the Italian artist, Blu, are no more (so I hear), but they’re definitely without a shadow of doubt the best pieces of urban art that I’ve seen.

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What do you think of the Berlin street art scene? Are there any better places to go in the world that match the German capital? 

As always, graffiti lovers & artists, add comments, share your favourite Berlin street art, and any info I’ve missed.

Peace x

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