Do you like street art as much as we do? Every new city we explore, we hope to find lots of street art. In Düsseldorf we had no trouble at all, finding graffiti. Lucky us! Especially the Kiefernstrasse is known for it’s beautiful facades. And in other parts of the city you can find street art too. So if you are visiting Düsseldorf, keep your eyes open when exploring the city. In this blog we love to share the most beautiful pieces of street art in the Kiefernstrasse.
The Kiefernstrasse is located in the south part of the quarter Flingern. According to information on Wikipedia, there are 800 people from 40 different countries living in this street. To us, this part of the city seemed a bit poor too. For example: it looked like people were living in really old and partially run-down construction sheds on the street. Like in the picture below, with the lion and Jesus and the lamb on it.
We met a really nice lady hanging out second hand clothes in a window sill outside. There was a sign which said everybody could take clothes for free or in exchange for something else. She explained this way clothes are used by people who really need it, in stead of being sold by organizations like the Red Cross. While we were talking, several people from the neighbourhood dropped by to browse through the items.
I felt kind of a special atmosphere (don’t know the right words to describe it, sort of peaceful maybe) in this street: in the middle of all these buildings with their beautiful facades there were kids playing outside, a man enjoying the sun and smoking a sigaret while busy on his phone, a man and woman hanging out in a small playground (it looked like they ‘live’ there during the day).
The facades of the homes are painted beautifully! Different from lots of other street art we have seen before. We can see why people like this street and it’s art so much. Especially the wall with the crossword in black and white, we definately like it a lot! On the roof terrace a guy was looking at us while we were taking pictures. He said: “It happens all the time, people taking pictures, we are getting used to it”. He told us a little bit about the mural: the residents of the building decided together to paint the facade of the building. And, they worked together painting it. It took about 2 weeks to paint the whole facade. So cool!
The pictures say much more than words. So have a look and decide for yourself if this street is worthwhile visiting when in Düsseldorf. And, we would love to hear which mural you like the most!