Klunkerkranich Rooftop

by Sara · 26.07.2013 · Places · 4 comments

As we have men­tioned before in our “Things To Do In A Ber­lin Sum­mer” post­ing (which, by the way, will be con­tin­ued in due time), there’s noth­ing bet­ter than spend­ing a fair amount of time on the rooftop of a tall build­ing watch­ing over the city. I’ve just returned from a great trip to the South Tyrol moun­tains, and while the urban sport of rooftop­ping is not at all like being in the pres­ence of giant moun­tains (and who would com­pare the one to the other — blas­phemy!), with a bit of ima­gin­a­tion (and clearly a shit­load of drugs) you might just believe for a split second that you can almost touch the sky…

So you’ve got no rooftop and you’re not will­ing to put your life in danger? You have learned noth­ing from us! But under­stand­ably, it would be so much bet­ter if there was loud and good music, a bar, some food, lots of space and a great view. Move away, here comes the Klunkerkranich Pro­ject!

There have been some (rel­at­ively secret) raves at the park­ing deck of the Neuk­ölln Arkaden, but now they have been offi­cially trans­formed into a sum­mer garden, bar, rooftop-chill out space that invites you to spend the even­ings watch­ing the sun go down while sip­ping on cool drinks. We were aston­ished when we first saw what the people behind the Klunkerkranich (a name I will not even try to trans­late into Eng­lish) have made out of the park­ing lot deck! Lots of wood, space, and love put into the pro­ject. The gar­dens and little beets are a fant­astic idea that, by time, will add a lush green scenery to the (hope­fully ever­last­ing) blue horizon.

Well, there’s no need to sell a spot like this to you. It’s amaz­ing. There’s some­thing spe­cial about watch­ing over the city.. I’m ever so con­vinced that we don’t need a sky­line. It’s espe­cially impress­ive how the Fernse­hturm just sticks out from this per­spect­ive as if it was miles high, with noth­ing next to it to soften the per­spect­ive of its height.

The Klunkerkranich will host a vari­ety of events — from read­ings to con­certs — on the rooftop. For now, it’s only open on the week­ends, but you can fol­low whatever they’re plan­ning on their Face­book.

One comment
  1. Thank you for this great art­icle. You have to pay trib­ute to the own­ers of Klunkerkranich, who have trans­formed grey ugly con­crete into a green and even family-friendly space. Hon­estly, I love to be there. But there is also one down­side to it. Before, every­body who knew the place could enter the park­ing deck and enjoy the beau­ti­ful view on Ber­lin (and per­haps drink a beer or two). Now, the only way to get in is to pay for the whole exper­i­ence. Dur­ing the week, the park­ing deck is now com­pletely closed to any­body and shiel­ded by a huge steel door.

    Please do not get me wrong, the Klunkerkranich is a great pro­ject made by people who seem to love what they are doing and are pretty good at it. But on the other hand, it is one open space less.

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