Graffiti is a special part of Berlins street life and history. But some of the writings on the wall are especially unique: from random ramblings to highly philosophical or even political phrases, we’re trying to collect all of the #berlinkisses that we stumble upon. See also the corresponding hashtag on our Instagram account @findingberlin.

ELI5: The Berlin Elections in 2016

There are elections on the 18th of September in Berlin, but what are they for? Who can vote? Why should you vote? What's at stake? Here's the Explain Like I'm 5 version of the Berlin elections 2016.
15 Aug ’16 by Sara #berlinkisses, Other

#BERLINKISSES: Kommunikation auf den Wänden Berlins

Berlin ist ein Irrenhaus mit schwarzem Brett, wo jeder scheinbar einen Platz hat, um mal kurz Luft abzulassen. Mal abgesehen von den Irren und Idioten, die den ganzen Tag an öffentlichen Plätzen herum kreischen, ist die Stadt auch vollgeschrieben: mit willkürlichen Nachrichten. Auf Häuserwänden und U-Bahntüren, auf Brücken und Straßen. Das geht über politische Statements oder Graffiti-des-Graffitis-Wegen manchmal hinaus. Was da zusammen kommt, ist eine Konversation über Zeit und Raum hinweg: die #berlinkisses.
28 Jul ’16 by Sara #berlinkisses

Rooftop View: Fernsehturm

Summer and #thattoweragain - and people throwing romantic picknick partys up there. I can totally tolerate this.
10 Aug ’15 by Sara #berlinkisses


An amazing sundowner from the Landwehrkanal: best had from the Schlauchboot view. As seen in this snapshot on a hot summer's day.
3 Aug ’15 by Sara #berlinkisses

Flying Kites

The definition of Sommerloch: when three grown up men try to fly a kite from their 7th floor balcony in Kreuzberg.
23 Jul ’15 by Sara #berlinkisses

Posters of Berlin captures the designs & aesthetics of Berlins posters

Posters of Berlin collects the broad variety of posters that you can see around the city and thereby captures the street life and zeitgeist of Berlin.
22 Jul ’15 by Sara #berlinkisses, Other


"Because it's good for your health I decided to be happy" "But that's not covered by insurance!"
19 Mar ’15 by Sara #berlinkisses

#berlinkisses from Wedding & Moabit

Remember: kisses are little philosophies scribbled on public walls.
3 Sep ’14 by Sara #berlinkisses

Fernsehturm from Kreuzberg

Our dedication to the Fernsehturm never stops.
23 Jul ’14 by Sara #berlinkisses

#berlinkisses: With Concept

"I am not an artist, I hustle".  Of course, most people who write on walls wouldn't consider themselves artists. And yet there are some - by accident or by choice - who would pass through as conceptual thinkers at the least. Some of them have been very self-conscious about their writings on the wall, as we have found out in the past couple of days while roaming the streets.
7 Jul ’14 by Sara #berlinkisses

Endgegner Kisses

Here's an interesting imperative: Stock aus dem Arsch und los, loosely translated into: get that stick out of your ass and go! That should set you in the right mood for when the thunderstorm begins in a minute.
11 Jun ’14 by Sara #berlinkisses

Where Is The Weed?

An old one I found in my archives. I took it in 2011 (I think) on the corner of Wrangel and Tabor, sprayed across the entrance of the Taborkirche. The proper answer is: in Görlitzer Park.
20 May ’14 by Sara #berlinkisses

A Kiss For Mother’s Day

Happy mothers day! I tried to find something better but I guess "MUTTIS RAUS" really takes the cake of the most ridiculous kiss I've seen (well, I've also seen FRAUEN RAUS but missed the opportunity of taking a picture, sorry). Ironically, the phrase was smeared under the windows of a young creative agency. I mean - I'd expect it at a Kindergarten. Whatever. Happy mothers day!
12 May ’14 by Sara #berlinkisses

Mean Kisses

Berliners aren't exactly known for being extra charming to each other. In true Prussian efficiency, no more words than necessary are wasted on formalities and politeness. Some kisses have reflected not only the lack of manners but also the downright aggressive tone of the city.
24 Apr ’14 by Sara #berlinkisses