While getting back to work without the distraction of swimming pools and Späti-Hangouts might be a bit of a bummer, this fall has been beautiful so far. For the next two or three weeks, the streets will hopefully be covered in golden and brown and green and red and orange and yellow colors of the falling leaves,
The Sammelkarten are an institution by now. This is the sixth 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 even find a print in there.
There are plenty small galleries around the city, off-spaces with niche-exhibitions or weirdly curated events. But not one of them has gathered such a steady, loyal and crazy cult as the Team Titanic crew did. Located on Flughafenstraße (not a very intuitive place for an offbeat gallery) and with a witty program of contemporary,
A couple of days ago I was invited to join a short trip to Podgorica to see the Electronic Beats Festival by Telekom, featuring Retro Stefson, Mount Kimbie and Disclosure live on stage. It was a really exciting trip, for Montenegro has never been exactly on any route I took. Of course I jumped on the chance to see a new
Remember Saddam Hussein? The Iraqi dictator was a pretty big fan of the GDR and loved to support the communist regime. Good times came to an end when the wall fell and the Gulf War was over. By 1991, the Iraqi embassy of the GDR was abandoned. After the reunification of Germany and a brand new established
It happened to me when I moved to Berlin six years ago, that I wanted to go to a lake on an extremely hot summer day. So I decided to go for a swim in one of Berlin’s lakes, I did a quick search on google and before you knew it I was on my way to Grunewald lake with another new Berliner. We packed a bag, took some towels, a bikini and our bikes. It was
Kreuzberg has everything, especially affordable but high quality street & fast food options. I think you could travel around the world through your tastebuds here. And yet Kreuzberg lacks. There’s no proper Korean food to be found anywhere (edit: someone in the comments pointed out that there’s Kimchi Princess and Angry Chicken; but I don’t
After our short detour that took us to an extraordinary traditional Arabic breakfast experience, we’re back to the East Asian kitchen. Japanese food is commonly known exclusively as “Sushi”, allegedly healthy raw fish with sticky rice drowned in soy sauce. Guess what? There’s more to the Japanese kitchen than Sushi, and even if it were only
How many abandoned hospital will you find in and around Berlin, you might ask? Apparently deserted health resorts and sanitariums make for better deserted locations. Well, every urban explorer is thankful for the opportunity. As for the Beelitz Heilstätten, they’re not far away from Berlin. Beelitz, the little town, is famous for
I could understand if Al-Paschas breakfast menu wasn’t for everyone. It’s hearty and heavy, but delightful and so tasty. So if you’re ever up for a perfect Msabaha or Fatteh like you’d get it in Beirut or Damascus, you should definitely stop by someday. After all, the culinary experience makes for a great entrance into new cultures.
While Frankfurt suffers from a very “clean” reputation as Germanys center of finance (and generally being a typical orderly German city), there’s at least one district that has been excluded from this notion. The Bahnhofsviertel — roughly translated into “scary red light district full of drunk men, junkies, dealers and women turning
Whenever visitors ask me about the scenic route the Bus 100 offers, where to hop on, where to hop off, I tell them to forget about their ridiculous plan to see a compressed version of a city that most Berliners don’t care much about, travelling among other tourists out and about for a landmark safari. Instead, they should board