Berlin is a great city for lovers of street art, with giant pieces by the likes of Blu and JBAK. There are also areas that are heavily adorned with multiple works by a variety of street artists – areas where the pieces change rapidly, with new works appearing; old pieces fading and falling; layers building up.
Dircksenstrasse, a street running alongside the railway line in the Mitte district, makes a great walk for viewing this kind of art display. It’s a only short stroll but will take a while if you want to take in the art. This street also attracts many walking tours so you may have a few crowds to step around.
We’ll start the walk outside the easy-to-spot Kilkenny Irish pub at Hackescher Markt, and head west towards Alexanderplatz.
The instructions are straightforward: simply follow Dircksenstrasse, but feel free to wander under the arches and peep through any open doors.
And the art is not always 2 dimensional:
Once you get to Alexanderplatz, you have U-bahn, S-bahn, trams and buses all waiting to serve your travel needs.
Copyright Debbie Smyth, 10 October 2017
Posted as part of Monday Walk