Filled with vibrant artwork, beautiful skylines and a rich history, Berlin is a wonderful place to capture not only some great memories but also some great photos. The city is perfect for art-lovers and photographers alike due to its unique locations, exhibits and architecture. If you are someone who wants to improve their Instagram game whilst travelling then here are some great photograph locations for that flawless feed:
East Side Gallery
This large piece of the Berlin wall turned artist’s canvas boasts an array of colourful, spectacular and significant murals. The landmark will not only make your ’gram photos more aesthetically pleasing but will also give you an insight into the minds and political opinions of the creatives who have contributed to it over the last couple of decades.
Some of the best murals to get a photo in front of include ‘Fraternal Kiss’ by Dmitri Vrubel and the colourful “Ohne Titel” (‘Untitled’) by Gamil Gimajew. That said, there are many fantastic pieces of artwork showcased here. Just walk down the 1.3 kilometre open-air gallery and see what you can find – you might find something that you simply find cool or you might find a piece of art that you feel a connection with.
Address: Mühlenstraße 3-100, 10243 Berlin, Germany
This bohemian-inspired bar located at the top of a car park is a must-go on every traveller’s list. As a bar, Klunkerkranich has the most relaxing and cosy atmosphere; it is definitely the place to grab a couple of pints with good friends. As for being instagrammable, it’s one of the best places on this list.
Overlooking the whole city, in particular Alexanderplatz, Klunkerkranich is the perfect place to catch the glowing sunset and take a breath-taking picture that will stun all of your friends. This bar is very popular with locals and visitors so it is best to go in good time if you want a seat and a stunning view of the world changing in the light. The best time to take a photo is around 9pm-10pm as this is when the sky becomes purple, pink and orange. I promise, you will not even need to use a filter.
Address: Karl-Marx-Straße 66, 12043 Berlin, Germany (Rooftop eco park Neukölln Arcaden)
The Photoautomat Booth
You have to try one of the Photoautomat Booths if you visit Berlin. These retro and classic style photo booths can be found throughout the city and cost around €2-3 a go. The quality of the final photo itself is insanely clear – it is worth the small change.
Asger Doenst and Ole Kretschmann are the two men who lovingly restored this trend from the 60s. The booths themselves serve as a creative medium for people of all ages. Go in as a group, with a friend or with a significant other and capture a beautiful and fun moment. It is one of the best souvenirs you can get in this city because the photos are not only special to Berlin culture but also to individuals.
Full of life and culture, Urban Spree has a bar, an independent art shop and even a small tattoo parlour. It is the ideal space to take an artsy-style photo. I’d suggest getting a picture in front of the giant coy fish graffitied by the entrance.
There is a lot to do in Urban Spree. It’s a great place for a good evening or day out and a small flea-market is held weekly. You will definitely capture Berlin’s artistic culture here and the photos you take will add a splash of brightness to your Instagram feed.
Address: Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin, Germany
Street Art Alley
Tucked away in busy Hackescher Markt is Street Art Alley: an alley different to any other. Filled with character and bursts of colour, you are guaranteed to get a good photo here. You can find some of your favourite characters drawn on the walls including Charlie Brown and Snoopy. One highlight of visiting this small alley is that, if you’re lucky, you might actually be able to watch the artists at work.
Another cool thing about Street Art Alley is that the walls are covered in masses of quotes and small images as well as the larger murals. It’s a pretty fun experience to search the walls and pick out your favourite, lesser-known pieces. After you have taken your photos you can always pop into Café Cinema located right next door. The outdoor seating area at the front of the café is also a great place for a retro-style photo.
Address: Located just behind ‘Café Cinema’. The address for Café Cinema is Rosenthaler Str. 39, 10178 Berlin, Germany
So, get your cameras and phones ready – you don’t want to miss all of the wonderful photo opportunities to be found in Berlin.