The Berlin Art Scene - Private Walking TourProduct ID: 14554
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- Catch a glimpse of the famous art scene which has made Berlin the cultural and creative capital of Europe
- Enjoy an exclusive and informative private tour within a small group and make the most of this unique experience
At the heart of this capital lies Auguststrasse, the original core of Berlin’s artistic community in the early 1990s and now home to the city’s most prestigious galleries. In the company of a Context docent—a practicing artist or critic familiar with the scene—you will begin a three-hour tour of Berlin's most interesting art galleries.
Before plunging into the galleries themselves, we’ll explore the history of this area by paying a visit to Kunsthaus Tacheles, the massive, skeletal ruin of a 1907 department store that has been occupied since 1990 by a collective of artists from all over the world. Walking through this graffiti-covered warren of workshops and exhibition spaces, we’ll get a good sense of what this part of Berlin looked and felt like when the Wall fell: a crumbling but vibrant hotbed of new ideas and of new ways of creating art out of the literal and figurative rubble of the past.
Once we have understood the area and the origins of the Berlin “scene” we’ll jump into the art itself. Moving down Auguststrasse, and perhaps also visiting a few galleries on nearby Linienstrasse, we will be guided in our itinerary both by current openings and exhibitions as well as by our docent’s knowledge of the galleries’ strengths and weaknesses.
We will certainly explore a number of well-established spaces such as the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Eigen + Art, and Galerie Gerken, but we will also visit a variety of lesser-known galleries in order to have a broad overview of the kind of programs on display. If the group decides to go a bit off the beaten path, we might choose to go to Brunnenstrasse, which hosts a series of unpretentious, youthful galleries, or to the burgeoning scene on Heidestrasse, right around the corner from the famous Hamburger Bahnhof museum of contemporary art.
- A local curator or art critic guide
Meet at a cafe called Espresso Ambulanz, located at Oranienburger Strasse 51. The closest metro stop is the U-bahn station Oranienburger Tor. (Open in Google Maps)
Context walks can be cancelled up to 48 hours prior to the walk with an 85% refund. Within 48 hours all reservations are final and cannot be refunded. Walks are held rain or shine with some variations to accommodate the weather. If you are running late for your meeting with our docent, we ask that you call to alert us so that we can relay the message to the docent. No shows are treated as last-minute cancellations and are non-refundable. Cancellations within two business days need to be made directly with our local offices by calling them directly (or on the emergency number provided). Cancellations made via email or by calling our U.S. 800 number may not be honored.
Product ID: 14554