Finding Prora

28.08.2012

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

Gängeviertel Hamburg

27.08.2012

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
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ARENA FESTIVAL 2012: Win 2×2 Tickets for the Weekend!

22.08.2012 · 40 comments

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

DO YOU FEED ME? – Hungry Bear Opening

17.08.2012 · 7 comments

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

Marzahn Bike Tour – Childhood Memories & Alt-Marzahn

17.08.2012 · 3 comments

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
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Erholungspark Marzahn – Gärten der Welt

16.08.2012 · 4 comments

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.

Muschi Kreuzberg Fatwalk 2012

15.08.2012 · 2 comments

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

Sonderweg Berlin – Prenzlauer Berg Tour

14.08.2012 · 4 comments

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
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Hansaviertel: the residents

10.08.2012 · 2 comments

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.
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Finding Hansaviertel

09.08.2012 · 4 comments

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.
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ArtConnect Berlin to celebrate first anniversary

08.08.2012 · One comment

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.
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FUZI U.V. TPK – Tattoo Show

07.08.2012

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
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FindingBerlin Foreigners – Johanna

06.08.2012 · 2 comments

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
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Charité Campus Mitte

01.08.2012 · One comment

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.