You’ve heard of the exciting gallery scene in Berlin but don’t know how to access it? You tried once to select a gallery opening but gave up after seeing the list of choices? Very understandable, for the gallery scene here is huge and ever changing. Do not despair, rescue is here! Come along on a tour with Gallery Quest and discover what’s it all about!
- Art-up-to-date in one day
- Explore the art treasures in a neighborhood of your choice, or let Gallery Quest surprise you
- Gain knowledge about the Berlin gallery scene and it’s different art hubs
- Get inside tips on where to go next
- Save yourself the time of figuring out locations, names, opening times and best routes
Every month or so, Gallery Quest organises open gallery tours on a Friday or a Saturday. Every tour is unique. In every quest we explore a new Kietz and of course the exhibitions change all the time. The tours are around 2-2,5 hrs, in English, German or Dutch.
Price: 20 euro, 15 euro for students
New open Tours in November and December
– Saturday November 16th we will be gallery questing in good old Mitte. Join us from 12-2 pm for some hard core art exploring!
– The last tour of the year will be the very first Gallery Quest in Moabit! Join us on Saturday December 7th, 3-5 pm. Sign up here!
Last open Tours:
– Art Berlin Fair. From 10-15 September it was Berlin Art Week and during this time Berlins most important art fair took place. Formally known as art berlin contemporary (abc), the fair had updated its profile, started a cooperation with the Kölner Messe and changed its location to the former Tempelhof airport. We visited the highlights of the fair on Sunday September 15th.
– New galleries in City West. Last year there was a lot of movement in the Berlin gallery scene. Galleries changed their location and what caught the eye was that more than a few relocated to the western part of the city. In July we discovered what was new in the west!
– Gallery Weekend Special. In May we did a Best-of-Gallery-Weekend-2019 Quest where we explored the art wonders in the good old Potse!
– Hidden treasures in Kreuzberg. On February 23rd and March 2nd we discovered many art treasures in the hidden galeries of Kreuzberg. For an impression check out the blog!
On request, we can make the tour exactly as you want – in the neighborhood you prefer, the duration you like, in Dutch, English or German. Feel free to contact me to discuss your personal preferences. Examples:
This classic Mitte tour will show you where it all started in Berlin in the nineties. We will visit an exciting mix of spaces in the Auguststraße and Linienstraße and will see how this gallery cluster developed in the last few decades. We will visit the court yard of KW Institute of Contemporary Art, where Klaus Biesenbach, now director of MoMA Ps1 and chief curator at large at MoMA started his carrier. Also part of the tour is the beautifully renovated former Jewish girls school, where several art spaces, a restaurant and a bar can be found.
The gallery mile in the Potsdamer Straße, also lovingly called the ‘Potse’, is one of the newest and booming gallery clusters in town. Here you will find high quality art in established gallery’s as well as project spaces. They are hidden in court yards, former printing halls and upstairs apartments, which makes this tour a true treasure hunt.
Charlottenburg used to be the place, and still is, for the chic. Since a few years the name City West caught on and young gallery’s started to move to this part of the city. The result is a great and exciting mix with will definitely surprise you. We will hop from established gallery’s to younger spaces and feel the special vibe of this part of town.
Just around the corner of one of the busiest tourist traps in town, we can set our mind at ease in some great gallery’s! You just have to know where they are, because they are not always visible from the street. A special attraction and end point of the tour is the beautiful art brut church where a famous Berlin gallery resides in this truly spectacular space.
Of the beaten track
Of course there is much more than just the main gallery clusters. If you have seen Auguststraße and Linienstrase in Mitte, why not visit the gallery’s around Rosa Luxemburg Platz next door? Or if you are interested in more alternative or upcoming gallery areas, the Kreuzberg or Karl-Marx-Allee tour is just the thing for you. Not suited for high heels.