All posts by Matthias

Born and raised in Berlin, Matthias' true love lies in this city. It's a deep relationship: passionate about all the charming parts and in affectionate acceptance of what lies beyond the much lauded spots. Whenever he's not strolling through Kreuzberg or Marzahn, he plunges into art, often writing about it at Castor & Pollux.

Taking a walk through fresh snow in Spandau

Matze went on a stroll through Spandau as the first snow hit.
2 Jan ’15 by Matthias Street Life

Christmas in Berlin

Matze tells us what Berlin around Christmas is like.
27 Dec ’14 by Matthias Street Life

Pfaueninsel: Pastoral Autumn

How to find solitude in autumn: Matthias travels beyond the inner city Ring of Berlin to wander the mild temperatures and magical sunlight of the Pfaueninsel.
24 Sep ’14 by Matthias Places

Volksentscheid Tempelhofer Feld

The 25th of May is the day were Berliners will be able to vote for or against building on the Tempelhofer Feld (along with the EU parliament, but that's for another niche blog to cover). As you may know, we think this is a very rare chance of being part of Berlins future. Since most people who have the right to vote are German, we decided to write an informative article of all the possible outcomes and the history of the Volksentscheid Tempelhof in German as well. You can scroll down for the English version if you're still interested.
19 May ’14 by Matthias Community, Other

Rotterdam

Matthias shares his impressions about Rotterdam.
4 Apr ’14 by Matthias Travel

Xenophobia in Berlin

Matthias shares his valid concerns about the rising hate among "Berliners" towards tourists.
6 Jan ’14 by Matthias Community, Other

Domestic

Matthias went to the Zoo at Hardenbergplatz to discover the spaces and cages of lions.
27 Nov ’13 by Matthias Architecture, Places

Riding The M29

Sara and I jumped on and off on the route to discover what else was on the way, especially beyond Neukölln and Kreuzberg. Riding the bus and taking a stroll in the neighborhood, in turns, was our way to get in touch with some of the places underway, advancing into the Western city one bus stop at a time.
20 Aug ’13 by Matthias Street Life

People of Flowmarkt Nowkoelln

We had our own photo-booth at the Flowmarkt Nowkölln to take portraits of the visitors in our neighborhood!
31 Jul ’13 by Matthias Street Life

The architecture of the Baltic Sea is so typically German

Matthias recounts his visit to the ordinary Baltic Sea and in his typically passive-aggressive tone underlines how the architecture here is a perfect symbol of German pettiness.
12 Apr ’13 by Matthias Travel

Eastside Gallery: Demolition delayed

Updates on what's going to happen with the longest piece of the wall, the Eastside Gallery in Friedrichshain.
1 Mar ’13 by Matthias Community

Nikolaiviertel By Night

Nikolaiviertel is the fully restored medieval center of Berlin. Matze takes a stroll by night.
26 Feb ’13 by Matthias Architecture, Places

Veiled Deutsche Bank

Matthias takes his camera out for a construction site in Mitte.
11 Jan ’13 by Matthias Street Life

A night stroll at Wriezener Bahnhof

Matthias shares his impressions of the Wriezener Bahnhof - you know, that's the old station where Berghain is located today.