4+1 Must-Sees in Berlin

4+1 Must-Sees in Berlin

…strictly for art lovers!!

Berlin Molecule Men River SpreeBerlin features a thriving and diverse art scene that will satisfy even the most demanding visitors. Besides the “classics” like the Museumsinsel, the Hamburger Bahnhof, the KW Institute for Contemporary Art and the Gemaldegalerie, there are some other highlights that art lovers shouldn’t miss. Take a look at the following galleries and organize a day dedicated to art!

*It is advisable to book your tickets in advance, right after you secure your cheap flight tickets to Berlin, in order to get the best discounts and avoid lines!

CFA Berlin: The Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery is one of the best-known spaces in Berlin. Located next to the Museumsinsel in Mitte, it was built by the architect David Chipperfield. The gallery was founded in 1992 and since then it has been presenting cutting-edge art and thought-provoking works from German and international artists, in a variety of media. CFA’s program includes an eclectic and immersive range of artworks by famous artists such as Jonathan Meese, Georg Baselitz, Marc Brandenburg, Norbert Schwontowski, Gert & Uwe Tobias, Daniel Richter, Katja Strunz Sarah Lucas, Peter Doig, Chris Ofili and others.
Address: Am Kupfergraben 10, Mitte, Berlin
Phone: +49 30 2887870

Galerie EIGEN + ART/LAB: Galerie EIGEN + ART is the creation of Gerd Harry Lybke, one of the most intelligent personalities of Berlin’s post-reunification art scene. Back in the early 80’s, Lybbke used to organize exhibitions in his tiny flat, due to the ban on art displays from the East German authorities. In 1983 he founded the EIGEN + ART in Liepzig and n;ine years later he opened a second art space. The co-founder of the Leipzig School (together with C.Ehrentraut and M.Kleindienst), had recognized the value of figurative and abstract painting and made art stars like Akos Birkas, Birgit Brenner, Marc Desgrandchamps, Martin Eder, Tim Eitel, Nina Fischer/Maroan el Sani, Stella Hamberg, Christine Hill, Jorg Herold, Uwe Kowski, Remy Markowitsch, Maix Mayer, Ryan Mosley, Carsten Nicolai, Olaf Nicolai and others. So, if you travel to Berlin aiming to enjoy full-day gallery tours, don’t miss a stopover in EIGEN + ART. It’s a must!
Address: Auguststrasse 26, Berflin
Phone: +49 30 2806605

Berlin Spree river Reichstag building Paul Lobe HausThe Sammlung Boros Collection: The Boros Collection is a true art experience. This private collection of contemporary art, presents the works of international artists from 1990 to the present, using sculpture, video and installation from Wolfgang Tillmans to Tracey Emin. The building that houses the art collection is a former Second World War bunker that was built as a bomb shelter and later used as a prison, a banana storeroom and a club till Christian Boros bought it! The Sammlung Boros Collection is one of the most exclusive secrets in Berlin’s art world that you can only access with a guided tour on weekends by appointment. The new presentation of artworks will be open to the public in May, but tours can be booked from March. So, if you have already booked your cheap flights to Berlin this spring, all you have to do is go to the sammlung-boros website and make your reservation online!
Address: Reinhardtstrasse 20, Mitte, Berlin
Phone: +49 30 2759 4065

Konig Galerie: Imagine a brutalist church that is turned into an exciting cultural hub. The last achievement of Johann Konig, a charismatic art dealer who opened the Konig Galerie at the age of 21, is the transformation of St Agnes Church into a trendy art spot. The Johann Konig Galerie along with St Agnes, is now days a leading source in Berlin’s gallery scene, featuring artists such as Katharina Grosse, Alicja Kwade, Jeppe, hein and Tatiana Trouve.
Address: Konig Galerie, St. Agnes, Alexandrinenstrasse 118-121, Berlin
Phone: +49 30 26103080

Don’t miss: If you have booked your flight to Berlin in the end of April, you will be able to attend the Gallery Weekend Berlin from 28/4 to 30/4. This important art bring together more than 50 galleries, established artists and promising newcomers!