This week take a quick look at the quirky street art alley on Rosenthaler Straße in Berlin
Narrow street alleys are often the most interesting little nooks where I have discovered remarkable facets of city life. On my recent visit to Berlin, I sought out the Hackescher Markt area that’s become famous for its labyrinth of narrow lanes, each with something new to discover.
To get to Rosenthaler Straße, you enter a little lane near Cinema Cafe, and soon the hustle and bustle of the street falls away. You feel like you entered a portal into a world of quirky art installations, street art and small quaint cafes. Here’s a quick peek into what awaits you.
Berlin is well connected by air to most of Europe as well as the rest of the world. To get to Hackescher Markt, you can take the S-Bahn (Routes: S3, S5, S7, S9, S75) or Tram (Routes: 12, M1, M4, M5, M6, M8, M10) or Bus.
What to do
You can spend a leisurely afternoon ambling about in the various lanes and admiring art. Though I didn’t visit its more famous attraction, MonsterKabinett, I’ve heard it’s an interesting exhibit.
Where to stay
Berlin has loads of stay options ranging from hostels to luxury hotels. I stayed at the Courtyard Marriott on Axel-Springer Straße (Rooms from ₹ 6,500) because of it’s relative proximity to Museum Island and Checkpoint Charlie. Other options include the Circus Hotel (Rooms from ₹ 9,000) and Generator Hostel (Rooms from ₹ 3,500) in Mitte.