Berlins history extends through the whole of Germany. Sometimes the leftovers of a collective past can still be found all over the country. In this case, Prora makes quite an impression. Fellow photographer Andreas Bohlender generously let us publish his editorial and beautiful pictures of the abandoned Nazi holiday camp that never was. Thank you for
The Gängeviertel in Hamburg has produced a lot of media coverage in the last couple of years. The Gängeviertel used to describe the narrow alleys between densely built buildings in the old (and some new) parts of Hamburg. So narrow in fact that most of these quarters were torn down at the end of the 19th
It’s Hitzefrei Week on FindingBerlin.com, probably the first and last time this summer season (awww). To celebrate the leftovers of sunshine our friends from Arena are throwing a massive party on the weekend. Their line up is killing and the weather expectations are set. So if you’re new to Berlin, have no idea where to go
Last week, some of the most important people met to discuss a very urgent matter: what would the best Bagel in town look like? Forget about the stereotype Berlin dishes. No more Döner, no more Currywurst. What this city needs is a proper Salad Bar and a fantastic Bagel. Thus an idea was born; “one ring to rule
When Matthias suggested we should make a bike trip to Marzahn and check out his childhood home, my initial reaction was somewhere along the lines of “fuck naww man”. First of all, I would not ride out with my bike into unknown territory so far away from everything I know and love. And second, Marzahn is not exactly
For some of the pearls among Berlin's recreational parks you have to travel further. In case of Erholungspark Marzahn it's a trip to the eastern periphery, where a park is located that overtops the most. Yesterday, we teamed up for a bike tour there and to visit its "Gärten der Welt", beautifully designed gardens from China, Japan and many more.
Even in this post-irony world, fictional storytelling is still important for our worthless souls to feel something of a meaningful tingle. Unfortunately, it seems like the only community of people who still care about filling young minds with fairy tales are the devils of advertising. I would not be surprised if someone told me Harry Potter was
Prenzlauer Berg is not exactly known to be hoarding underground secrets. The “scene”, however broad and unspecific that term may be, has long moved towards other districts. Many families and a dominating upper middle class atmosphere shape the characteristics of Prenzlauer Berg nowadays. The children’s toy stores, plenty of cozy coffee shops and ice cream
Yesterday, we wanted to give an insight into Hansaviertel's history and architecture. Today, we aim to portray one of the neighbourhood's residents who, from the very first day, lives in a single-family house designed by Arne Jacobsen. We visited and listened to her story.
When World War II was over, many Berlin districts, among them Hansaviertel, lay in ruins. Soon after, city planners took the opportunity and let famous architects such as Alvar Aalto, Arne Jacobsen, Egon Eiermann design and rebuild the neighbourhood. Today, Hansaviertel is an icon of modernist architecture.
We're astonished how fast time passed by: It's already a year since our dear friends from ArtConnect Berlin started their Social Media platform in order to bring this city's creative people together and let them share their skills for mutual projects, events and the like. To celebrate, they put together a heap of events.
Back in the late 1980, FUZI discoverd Subway Art — one of the very early publications about subway graffiti in New York. Soon he got hooked on graffiti and hip-hop culture and started to paint his name all over his district, the Parisian suburbs. He invented his own style of graffiti painting, he called it the “Ignorant Style”. Switching
Johanna is a young artist and textile designer from Straßbourg / France. She arrived in Berlin with the nighttrain from Zürich /Switzerland in May 2011. “It was fucking cold on that first morning in the city” she says. You could have moved anywhere in the world. Why Berlin? I visited Berlin a couple of times in my holidays and I always
There is a spot amidst the city's heart that measures 180.000 m2, has its own street map, its own transportation system and, as some say, its own governmental structures with councils, committees authorities. Forming a little universe, the somewhat isolated Charité Campus Mitte has its own history and its own stories to tell.