What we see, what we do and who we meet: it usually happens right in our neighborhood. These little randoms make up most of our lives here in Berlin. With every little piece of the puzzle we hope to get closer to portraying an authentic picture of the city.

10 Things To Do When Your Parents Visit You In Berlin

28.05.2014 · 4 comments

I’ve been liv­ing in Ber­lin for almost 7 years now and my par­ents have not once decided to visit me (they have actu­ally phys­ic­ally been to Ber­lin, but never for the sole pur­pose of spend­ing a hol­i­day with me). They seem to like the com­fort of their home too much to come around and spend a couple of

Volksentscheid Tempelhofer Feld und die Zukunft


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
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Favorite Eateries in Kreuzberg & Neukölln 2014

06.05.2014 · 3 comments

Ber­lins rise in pop­ular­ity and the steady growth of an inter­na­tional and very well fed com­munity has nur­tured a new culin­ary cul­ture in the city. New res­taur­ants, bars and concept eat­er­ies have been pop­ping up all over the place and they’re not exclus­ively döner or bur­ger joints for the budget food­ies any­more. Nowhere as much as
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1st of May 2014


May­day may­hem: every year, the first of May is the ded­ic­ated kick-off of the legendary Ber­lin sum­mer sea­son. And what a kick-off it was: per­son­ally, I spent most of my time in a deli­ri­ous state at the annual Luzia rave. But, lucky for me (and my party­ing), Mar­tin roamed the streets and took plenty of beau­ti­ful pic­tures in



After a long break The Sam­melkarten are back with their 7th edi­tion. Get your pack­age and start to col­lect and share these beau­ti­ful small ber­lin per­spect­ives by Jan Herd­licka. Like his page and order a free set! If you are lucky, you can even find a print in there.

Leipzig: On An Entirely Different Scale

17.04.2014 · One comment

There is a proven cycle of city-hype and the for­mula goes some­thing like this: The mar­gin­al­ized, the poor & cool artists take over a shitty and eco­nom­ic­ally flawed neigh­bor­hood, trans­form it into a “cre­at­ive hub”, estab­lish bars, cafés, gal­ler­ies and bring all their ter­ri­fy­ingly cool look­ing friends to the party. Then, after a while, the wealthy


15.04.2014 · One comment

The Luzia bar on Orani­en­straße has always been a wet and wild place for parties, so without hes­it­a­tion, we jumped on the chance to actu­ally host our own night. Back in 2012 we star­ted our A MILLION series with a tight crew and the inten­tions to get fucked up with our friends. No man­ners, no reg­u­lar­it­ies, really bad
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New Berlin: Refugee Camp Oranienplatz

09.04.2014 · 7 comments

When I stepped out of my door last even­ing, a fly­ing rock missed my face only by inches. I looked around the corner to see hooded Antifa riot­ing on Reichen­ber­ger Straße. At first I thought I had missed the 1st of May. I finally summed up the moxy to go and see what was hap­pen­ing and asked a passerby. “The Antifa is
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Springtime Blues II

07.04.2014 · One comment

I’d men­tioned before how weird it is to feel spring creep­ing up. Nev­er­the­less, it’s more fun than ever to snap­shot the shit out of the city. The past month was very effect­ive in terms of “dusty light” and cherry blos­soms. So without fur­ther ado, here’s a per­spect­ive on our col­lect­ive spring­time blues that isn’t so blue-ish



The east­ern seg­ment of Ber­lins U1 around the sta­tion “Schles­isches Tor” (built in 1901) is the old­est part of Ber­lins metro sys­tem and prob­ably one of the most vivid ones as well. If you hap­pen to enter a wagon at “Warschauer Straße” and ride through the urban jungle of Kreuzberg 36 (espe­cially in sum­mer time when
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Springtime Blues

02.04.2014 · 3 comments

I cooked up a the­ory. It’s about a gen­eral fatigue in my circle of friends. Every­body feels bummed out this spring­time, and I won­der why that is. We’ve got break-ups, new jobs and pro­jects, def­in­itely nice weather. Change is hap­pen­ing! That’s mostly good, isn’t it? We’re either get­ting older or the frowns are jus­ti­fied. Everybody’s talk­ing about tak­ing
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31.03.2014 · 2 comments

The Schillerkiez is all about the left-wing(ed) top­ics and gentri­fic­a­tion issues. We had a couple of mem­or­able kisses back in our Schillerkiez post (I don’t think any of them are left though), but these pic­tures were taken very recently in the hood. I’ll take the “Anti­fart” tag with a grain of salt; I kinda hope someone bought their
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No Schiller for the Kiez: Wilhelm Tell Restaurant

17.03.2014 · 2 comments

The Schillerkiez is in con­stant trans­form­a­tion. Ever since the former air­port Tem­pel­hof was opened to the pub­lic, the adja­cent quarter on the Neuk­ölln side has been sub­ject to change. New cafés and res­taur­ants are test­ing those new grounds con­tinu­ously while long-term res­id­ents are shaken up. Until only a while ago, this was their ter­rit­ory;
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I Really Need To …


My new favor­ite piece on Her­mannstraße is also argu­ably the most ran­dom phrase any­one could think of. I like how the artist appar­ently fucked up the “S” and needed to cla­rify that “this is sup­posed to be an S” next to the piece. I’m a big fan of these little “Ber­lin kisses”. For a while now, we’ve only