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I love graffiti and consider myself a bit of a backseat expert so was just hoping to be shown where to find the good Berlin spots since we only had a couple of days. Turns out I really know very little about it all, it was fantastic to get all the insiders guide on the artists and their work. Our guide was great, really knew his stuff and was very interesting and funny. The workshop was also really fun. I highly recommend this tour.
Street part is such a part of Berlin's culture, but I'd always thought of it as just graffiti, until I took this tour. It was fascinating to learn about the origins of street art, the different methods artists use to create their work, and the unspoken rules of the artists who work in the city. And of course, making my own piece of art was so much fun! I loved being able to create my own souvenir of Berlin. I would recommend this tour to any art lover (even if you turn your nose up at street art) or anyone who wants to learn more about modern life in Berlin.
This tour was filled with great humour, great art, great company and the amazing knowledge of our guide Rob. If you love anything art...street art...graffiti, DO THIS TOUR! Plus, it's a huge bonus that you get to create your own piece and take it with you!
This art tour is a fantastic way to experience Berlin's true character, since street art and graffiti is everywhere in the city. Our guide, Sam, was awesome and incredibly knowledgeable, and since he's a graffiti artist himself, he knows Berlin's art scene from a true insider's perspective. I was stunned and impressed by the graffiti and street art I saw on the tour, and was fascinated by the significance and technique behind each piece. The graffiti workshop at the end was super fun -- a great way to end the day! Would definitely recommend this tour!
We were very lucky to be in a small group of 6. This tour was extremely informative and a great walk. The graffiti workshop was heaps of fun and i would definitely suggest this to those who are interested in the street art of Berlin.
The tour guides know a lot about graffiti and street art. It was a fun experience! Only things worth noting of concern: The "Practice street art techniques on the walls of an abandoned factory" part was not included so I was a bit disappointed but otherwise it was a good time. Expect to have to get back to Berlin by yourself from the place you have the workshop. Also expect to have to buy metro tickets as the tour covers a long area and you take the metro several times.
I went with a friend visiting from the Netherlands, and we had a great time! We had both been to Berlin before, so we wanted to do a more "local" tour to see the "real" Berlin. What better way than to see famous graffiti and then make your own? Our guide was not only a professional graffiti artist, but he knew personally many of the authors of the graffiti we visited and told us their funny and interesting backstories. I loved learning about the types of street art, their meanings, and how you become a street artist. Making the graffiti at the end was pretty awesome, I have to say. I'm framing mine!
This tour was great, and I highly recommend it for anyone with an interest in graff, but you have to be pretty independent and able to find your way round. The tour takes you way into the east side of Berlin, and winds up round 5pm, at which point you're basically left to your own devices to find your way back to the city centre or wherever you want to go next. It didn't help that it was winter (dark already) and the guide wasn't sure which tram I should take to get back to Alexanderplatz, as he had only just arrived back in Berlin himself, and the site of the tour had been relocated to a new building on the east side since he last did it. Having said all that... the tour itself was really good, the guides were artists themselves and were passionate in showing us and telling us about their city's street art. On the day I did this trip, there were two guides, one with the german speakers and the other with the 3 english speakers - however they both interacted all the way around, and we got the benefit of both of them. The second part of the trip, which took place in an abandoned factory, was also cool. We were able to do some graff (stencils) and took our canvases home as souvenirs. The whole thing was really well organised (apart from the directions back to city centre), but like I said it helped to be independent and not mind too much getting lost in Berlin!! It also helps if you actually like graff, as having a genuine interest triggered a lot more conversation and stories from the guides, which was also really interesting. They also had a lot of recommendations for other places to go and things to see in the city.
Our group was pretty large and we had a number of people talking whilst our guide was telling us the background to the street art which was slightly frustrating. The street art and graffiti you see was interesting and it was good to see parts of the city and understand the meaning behind the street art. At the end of the tour you travel to a workshop and have the opportunity to create your own street art, this was a great end to the day and will be a lasting memory of our trip to Berlin.