Named the “City of Design” by UNESCO, Berlin has a thriving artistic subculture that includes a graffiti magazine, alternative art tours, and the first-ever street art museum – The Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art.
When you finish taking in the preserved art in the museum, head over to Haus Schwarzenburg Street Art Alley to find something new every week as images are regularly painted over and added to. Who knows? You could catch a painting by famous street artists El Bocho, Miss Van, Stinkfish, or Otto Schade, who have all left their mark on the Alley before.
When you study abroad in Berlin with IES Abroad, you can dive even deeper into urban art through our Visual Culture and the Urban Landscape course, which include a tour of the East Side Gallery – the historic street art left on the Berlin Wall.