A Berlin Summer

02.10.2010 · 21 comments

Last winter sucked. We all remem­ber the thick lay­ers of snow that las­ted until April and the freez­ing tem­per­at­ures that set onto our city. Most of us can vividly live through a moment where we thought we’d die from the cold. Many times did I prom­ise myself I would never leave the house again. When spring even­tu­ally came around — way

Atomkraft Wegbassen!

24.09.2010 · No comments

Ber­lin, through­out its vast loaded chapters of his­tory, has always been a mag­net for polit­ic­ally inclined people. But it’s not just the nerds who care the most here: with all of its charm and the dark side of the past, even our Ger­man Wasted Youth likes to get drawn into polit­ics and dis­cusses cur­rent events with

Finding Basel

15.09.2010 · 5 comments

This is a guest post by Nico. If you feel like con­trib­ut­ing to our Find­ing Ber­lin pro­ject, please don’t hes­it­ate to con­tact us. Thank you Nico! Dur­ing sum­mer­time you really need a good reason to leave ber­lin. The budget of the aver­age ber­lin kid is small and the oppor­tun­it­ies to spend it are count­less. You don’t wanna end

Finding London Pt. 2 — notting hill carnival

10.09.2010 · 3 comments

the bass is pump­ing through the streets of not­ting hill. the air smells like jerk chicken and we try to catch each oth­ers hands so that we don’t lose our friends. it’s bank hol­i­day in eng­land and that means the carib­bean pop­u­la­tion of lon­don is cel­eb­rat­ing the infam­ous not­ting hill carnival. mil­lions of people come together–

Hit & Run Kino

07.09.2010 · 5 comments

The hunt for new and excit­ing places is a tedi­ous, slow pro­cess that strongly depends on all kinds of factors. Once you’ve seen most parties and loc­a­tions in Ber­lin you slowly grow tired of the usual even­ing plans. Movies, res­taur­ants, clubs, been there done that, but what’s next? On a week­day with no remark­able free events and

Finding London Pt.1

03.09.2010 · 8 comments

on my trip to lon­don two words haunted my mind. these words were more and most. i think i have to con­nect them to my child­hood in a small ger­man city with the strong feel­ing that i would miss some­thing out there if I were to stay even just one more day. this prop­ably has to do with the word most.

Art Season

30.08.2010 · 2 comments

It seems as if sum­mer has even­tu­ally paid its last rounds over here; the grass has become too wet to be lounged on, the BBQ ses­sions have come to a halt and people are hid­ing up their cozy liv­ing rooms and light­ing up their fires. Except: that’s not quite true. Sure, the whole open air concept

Berlin Summer Nights

26.08.2010 · 6 comments

Rarely do I ever find the right words to describe the impact that Ber­lin — and espe­cially the Ber­lin night­life — has had on my life. Just like that you feel the itch to be out­side, to spend hours people watch­ing while chilling on the curbs of the streets you’ve come to love, sip­ping on beer, Club Mate, Spezi or

Finding Munich

24.08.2010 · 4 comments

It is 2 a.m. in the night and I’m cyc­ling home through a city that I should know. I’m passing by places and corners that are slightly flash­ing my memory but blur away in the dark as fast as they appear. It took a dec­ade to get me back to a city that I used to live in. It took years

Vegetarian and Vegan Summer Fest

23.08.2010 · No comments

Although there are many niche com­munit­ies in Ber­lin that cater to many groups of people, the sub­ject of a healthy and respons­ible diet is one of the lead sub­jects among Ber­liners. From Pren­zlauer Berg to Char­lot­ten­burg you have all sorts of res­taur­ants, bars and events that pro­mote and raise awar­ness of a bio, vegan or veget­arian life­style.

Görlitzer Park

22.08.2010 · 5 comments

Volk­s­park, Mauer­park, Tem­pel­hof, Hasen­heide, Tier­garten, Hum­boldthain, if there’s one thing Ber­lin doesn’t lack, it’s parks and gar­dens. Among all of the pos­sible choices I’ve always had one favor­ite for no other reason than its people and its loc­a­tion: The Görl­itzer Park in Kreuzberg. Reg­u­lar raves, spon­tan­eous grilling activ­it­ies and the close­ness


15.08.2010 · 8 comments

One of the greatest things about liv­ing in a large city is how there’s prob­ably a com­munity for everything. Ber­lin is out­stand­ing when it comes to the under­dogs: I’m pretty sure that every pos­sible human fet­ish is some­how incor­por­ated into the city (which lives and dies by the amount of ‘freaks’ and ‘out­siders’ and ‘spe­cial people’ it