A friend who had already visited Munich once asked me whether there is street art in Munich. He was convinced that there is none. The city left him with the impression of a “graffiti-free” city, a clean city with no room for street art creations.
This is wrong! It’s just that Munich knows well to hide its secrets… and the tunnel under the Friedensengel monument is proof!
It lies literally under the monument, almost parallel to the river Isar. It hosts a number of graffitis painted by a team of German and international graffiti artists in 2011, such as the German graffiti legend Loomit, Flin and Tonik74 from Munich, Daim from Hamburg, Kid Acne and Dotmaster from England, Light and Markus from Russia, Stuko from Japan, Kelp from Chile and more.
This could also be an example of how you can turn a dark, dirty tunnel into a beautiful, bright street art gallery that is open, free and accessible to everyone. It’s worth paying a visit there and this is the place that I’ll show to my friend, the very first thing, when he visits Munich again.