Berlin 3-Hour Art Tour: The Gallery Scene

Berlin 3-Hour Art Tour: The Gallery Scene

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What You'll Do
  • Explore the vibrant gallery scene of Berlin
  • Visit a variety of venues, from the established Kunst Werke to private initiatives down back alleys
  • Walk the "gallery mile" of Potsdamer Straße
  • Learn about some of the events that led to Berlin's artistic magnetism
  • Go to renowned galleries, such as Esther Schipper, Plan B and Klosterfelde
  • Discover the current art scene of Berlin after the wall
Discover the flourishing gallery scene of Berlin on a 3-hour walking tour in the company of an art historian guide. See some of the 30 galleries and art spaces that have opened up along the Potsdamer Straße, explore the gallery hub of Mitte, and more.
What to Expect
Learn why Berlin became the artistic magnet of Europe after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, and discover the city’s true “gallery mile” on a 3-hour art tour. In the company of an art historian guide, you will explore an innovative gallery scene from the Mitte to Potsdamer Straße, where about 30 galleries and art project spaces are scattered around the unpolished neighborhood.

Start your journey on the Auguststraße in Mitte, home to a wealth of galleries, such as the Kunst Werke, a contemporary art institution founded in the early 1990s. Visit intimate galleries, depending on their current shows. Then, take the subway to Potsdamer Straße. Over the last 5 years this strip has gained momentum as an enormous wave of gallerists moved from Mitte to the area south of the Neue Nationalgalerie.

The “gallery mile” includes renowned galleries, such as Esther Schipper, Isabella Bortolozzi, Gitti Nourbakhsch, Guido Baudach, Arndt, Plan B, Tanya Leighton, and Klosterfelde. Your guide will explain events that led to this flourishing; from the affordable rents to a semi-liberal climate and endless open spaces.

Visit unique venues in the gallery landscape, from small private initiatives hidden in obscure courtyards and basements, to established ventures and everything in between.
What's Included
  • Art historian guide
What's Not Included
  • Entrance fee to the KW Institute for Contemporary Art (EUR 6; students and seniors EUR 4)
Meeting Point

Meet your guide at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art Kunst-Werke Berlin (to the right of the ticket office at the entrance) (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
• Your guide will help you purchase tickets at the KW Kunst-Werke Berlin
• Please note that the KW is closed on Tuesdays. Gallery walks on Tuesdays don't include it
• Please note, if the tour occurs during the Berlin Biennale or Berlin Art Week and includes these festivals, your guide will help you to purchase tickets, which can range from a just few euros up to €16 for the Biennale
• Your Art Historian guides have the right to alter the course of the tour according to the strength of current art shows and on the major Berlin art events of the season

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