This post puts Hackescher Markt at the center, but further down you will read about two more interesting street art centers just a short walking distance away: the A FENCE exhibition at Alexanderplatz and, nearby, a residential neighborhood with lots of street art on the buildings… so come on, let’s go.
Hackesher Markt is one of Berlin’s most popular attractions because it provides an interesting architectural combination of art (street art, galleries and design stores), fashion brands and entertainment sites (bars, restaurants, cafés and street food).
The structure is based on the inner courtyards of several buildings, combined in a unique maze with an ambiance reserved only to Berlin.
Within the intricate courtyard architecture are Haus Schwarzenberg and Neurotitan Gallery, both of which are worth a visit. The central courtyard on the way is entirely covered by the works of hundreds of international street artists working independently with a variety of techniques (during my current visit, I saw a piece by PILPELED, last time it was DEDE, both Israeli street artists). The paintings throughout the courtyard change all the time and you may not actually see the art in this post because they were replaced with new ones – the courtyard is ever changing. The following photos were taken in Heckescher Markt’s main courtyard and, of course, there are many others that do not appear in the post.
A 360 video at the Hackeshr Markt main courtyard and the Haus Schwarzenberg Berlin staircase at the edge of the courtyard. The stairwell on each of the floors is covered with graffiti and the climbing the stairs comes with a pleasant claustrophobic feeling.
The Neurotitan Gallery shop is located in the Haus Schwarzenberg building – it is a bookstore dedicated to graphic design, comics and illustration and it is also the gallery’s executive arm: artists from around the world display their art here, offering an original, unique and one-time experience of their art in limited editions.
The shop is a great place of anyone interested in the courtyard’s street art, looking for information about other facilities and all about the gallery.
Inside the courtyard laden with street art is the Anne Frank Center with a painting of her at the entrance. You should also take a stroll around the block of the market courtyards. It offers many local shops, restaurants, galleries, design stores and, of course, a lot more street art.
The LUMAS Gallery is located in one of the courtyards, specializing in pop art and limited edition creations on aluminum. The Lumas Gallery operates in many other cities, such as Paris, Zurich, London and more.
Want to see more street art in the area?
There are two more areas nearby with a lot of graffiti and street art.
On the way to Alexanderplatz
If you are continuing with me, put Alexanderplatz in Google Maps and, on the way, you will see a great deal of graffiti and street art on the main road or side streets – whichever you like… You should start walking along the walls of the train leaving from Hackeshr Market to Alexanderplatz.
A FENCE Exhibition
Made it to Alexanderplatz?
You should know that a unique project, A – FENCE, began in Alexanderplatz in 2019. Every year, 20 new artists are selected to display their art at Berlin’s central square.
The street art is displayed on a metal fence built specially for the exhibition and every piece is accompanied by a description of the artists and their work. The current exhibition began in July 2021 and I took a few shots of it here:
Still have energy? Want more? Take a look at the following pictures and decide whether you want to see them for yourself… If you decide to go on to see more street art, put Schillingstraße in Google Maps.
It is a family residential area with lots of schools and, true to the neighborhood, the art is geared for children, but not only.
The next structure, covered with street art on all 4 sides, is at Friedrichshain – Weydemeyer 18a and if you’re not walking there, the nearest station is U Schillingstraße.