Rocco Forte Hotels Germany has unveiled an immersive street art-themed tour inviting guests to explore Berlin and Munich’s graffiti worlds. Urban art enthusiasts will delve into the cities stories and history through vibrant lettering artistic facades, walls and subways.
When it comes to street art, Munich is hailed as the birthplace of German graffiti art and a European street art pioneer housing the MUCA (Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art) since 2016, the first museum of this kind in Germany.
In 1970, “HEIDUK” marked Munich’s first graffiti wave, spawning intrigue. The accidental prank-turned media spectacle initiated the city’s graffiti culture. New York’s graffiti elite graced Munich in 1984, painting live at Maximilianstrasse 25 and infusing street art vibes. Germany’s graffiti origins trace to the 1985 “Geltendorf train,” Europe’s first “whole train” project, with artist Loomit gaining international acclaim. The Euro-Graffiti Union formed in 1986, backing legal spaces and supporting emerging talents, as Munich’s street art scene flourished by the late 1980s, culminating in the establishment of Europe’s biggest Wall of Fame on Dachauerstrasse.
Discover all of this and more at the Charles Hotel, when Matthias Köhler (aka Loomit), a pioneer from the early days, will lead guests on an exclusive guided tour of his personal street art highlights. Price for the exclusive Street Art Tour including limousine or mini-van (lasting 4 hours) for up to 6 people (suitable for children): € 1,000
The Charles Hotel, the „Münchner Kindl“ of the Rocco Forte Hotels, is the latest 5-star superior hotel in Munich with modern design. Located in a unique position between the Old Botanical Garden, the Karlsplatz as well as the Königsplatz, the Hotel is the ideal starting point for business and private travellers. Built in 2007, the award-winning Hotel has 160 guestrooms and suites, which are amongst the largest in Munich with a minimum size of 40 square meters. Olga Polizzi, sister of Sir Rocco Forte, is responsible for the interior design. The Charles Hotel belongs to “The Leading Hotels of the World”.
Berlin‘s history as a divided city fuels its allure for international street artists. Post-reunification, a thriving urban art scene emerged, showcased through projects like URBAN NATION’s ONE WALL and Backjumps Live Issues. This city in perpetual transition embodies its art, with iconic works like Dimitrji Vrubel’s “My God, Help Me to Survive This Deadly Love” and Thierry Noir’s vibrant heads. The globally recognized image of a GDR soldier jumping the border fence remains etched on Bernauer Strasse’s former border strip. Transformed by both local talents and renowned artists, Berlin stands as the world’s largest open-air art gallery, solidifying its street art metropolis status, further underscored by its 2006 designation as a UNESCO “City of Design”.
At Hotel de Rome in Berlin, guests will embark on an exclusive discovery tour of street art & graffiti scene with a private guide organised by the concierge. During the tour, guests can will find out more about the background of the artworks and how they are created, and experience the capital as a gigantic open-air art gallery. Price for the exclusive Street Art Tour including limousine or mini-van (lasting 4 hours) for up to 6 people (suitable for children): € 915
Hotel de Rome, housed in the restored former headquarters of the Dresdner Bank of 1889, is unique in its combination of listed architecture and contemporary design, coupled with the highest level of comfort and personal Rocco Forte service. As one of the few luxury hotels in an original historic building, the five-star superior hotel reflects the destination Berlin in a special way. Hotel de Rome offers only 145 rooms and suites and is located on the historic Bebelplatz.
These two great cities of Germany, Munich and Berlin, are just a 4-hour ICE express train ride apart, offering an ideal dual-city exploration hub.