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Neighbourhood: Mitte (Borough)
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  • Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz • 5 min walk
  • Alexanderplatz • 7 min walk

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ldgp14
Walsall, UK3,212 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
Walking through Mitte we randomly came across the House Ball and I have to say it is pretty cool to see. It's probably a 10-15 min walk from museum island so is easy to include in your trip.
Written 1 January 2023
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Clogs
Poland3,013 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020 • Solo
Thoughtprovoking display symbolizing people's habitats being rolled up in a ball, like to be disposed of in the trash, to make way for new construction, or else symbolizing people being uprooted and left homeless, dragging their possessions from place to place. Intriguing.
Written 7 July 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,732 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
This modern art sculpture is called House Ball because it looks like a house that’s been rolled up, scrunched up into a ball. A fun and mildly amusing sculpture, but any hidden meaning escapes me.
Written 28 September 2019
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Viaxarotl
Sweden41 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
I love that you can find all types of art and sculptures in Berlin; look around you! Just a few minutes walk from Checkpoint Charlie you will find this 11 metre pop art sculpture of Claes Oldenberg and Coosje Van Bruggen. Taking a closer look of the Houseball will reveal its content and tell you the symbolic of it.
Written 15 May 2019
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Oded H
Haifa, Israel904 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
As part of our preparations for our vacation in Berlin we found on tripadvisor the "House Ball" ...
We did not think to look for the ball but ...
We strolled through the streets of Checkpoint Charlie, and suddenly the show was in front of us
Nice, surprising and interesting
Written 26 October 2018
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lonewolf44
Kingston upon Thames, UK1,297 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2018 • Solo
I chanced ipon this as I wandered from Checkpoint Charlie towards the Topography of Terror on Friedrichstrasse and thought it was quirky without understanding what on earth it was - just another random piece of Berlin street art? A quick bit of research revealed it was something rather more meaningful. It stands on the site of Berlin's old Bohemian Bethlehem Church - an 19th century place of worship for Protestant exiles, long since demolished. You then see that it consists of houses and furniture bundled together which is to symbolise how exiles no longer have a home. The paving stones are laid out to show where the church once was. So a very thought provokinh memorial.
Written 14 July 2018
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Penny C
Sidcup, UK290 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Solo
A great find on my way to Brandenburg Gate! Contemporary art at its best on free display in the street.
Written 3 March 2017
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Brad
Hong Kong, China173,427 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
For those who enjoy contemporary art and street art installations, the House Ball sculpture at Bethlehem Church Square is interesting to see.

Created by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen in 1997, this is a 11 meter tall Pop Art style installation. Its shape and form is that of roundish bundle that includes household items and is held together with rope. It is a provocative artwork with colours that help it stick out against the buildings in all directions.

You can see House Ball just a few minutes walk from Checkpoint Charlie and Friedrichstrasse in the Mitte District.
Written 15 January 2017
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