If you love to ride bike you should definitely know Fahrtwind Berlin. They are an open group of riders and organize great events in and around Berlin. Also have a look on there Facebook Page to get the latest news, fun facts and other stuff all around the bicycle biz. Back in the summer we had
I always perceived the stretch of land between Ostbahnhof and Warschauer Straße always as a no-man's-land. The part that is located south of the S-Bahn tracks – mostly because the East Side Gallery is more a tourist spot than a place of daily life – is as alien to me as as the northern part, that is dominated by warehouses, hardware and central markets. If it wasn't for Berghain I might have never noticed the strange isolation of this small inner-city island that was built at the historical site of the former Wriezener Bahnhof and its tracks. Always wondering what might be stored in there, it takes a couple of minutes to pass these depots of innumerable miles of shelving. I still remember this late summer weekend in 2010 quite well, when we left the club at dawn, climbed up to the roof of one of the warehouses and sat there to enjoy the first warm shafts of sunlight. We stayed for quite some time and were not bothered by anyone, let alone the owners or the police, simply because there wasn't a soul in sight.
The New York Times have recently published an article about Berlin describing the experiences of a temporary expat in the city. As always, whenever Berlin gains international attention, Berliners feel somewhat flattered. It’s nice that New Yorkers might think our city is interesting enough to publish words on it. But the article in
I think Marcus still hasn't been to the Kreuzberg. Not the district, but the actual hill. He's been living in Berlin for a hundred and two years and we once promised to take him there. Judging by Stefans pictures, it seems like the weather conditions are perfect for a serene view from above. The park is a 12,8 hectar area on the Kreuzberg. The Kreuzberg - translation "cross mountain" - is the highest natural peak of Berlins city center. Yes, the highest. Which means Berlin is as flat as an iron board. The Kreuzberg - the actual Kreuzberg hill - is the pimple in Berlins face. But it's a really nice pimple. The green park and slopes which you can picknick on are very inviting to spend a whole afternoon on top of the city.
I’ll be honest: there is literally nothing attractive about Potsdamer Platz and I’ll rarely ever pass by. It’s boring and disconcerting, pretty much the typical go-to tourist hot spot with a mix of fancy restaurants and posh office buildings. You can expect some stuff to see, but a colorless lack of human interaction. The only time
(Jan Herdlicka is a constant contributor to our site. We love his analog black and white approach and embrace this quiet but powerful series he took in the Grunewald. Read his thoughts about it and like his page!) Although the photographs were taken in immediate nearness to big cities, they seemingly show impalpable places. The eye seeks
Neon lights shine brine by night. Where Karl Marx Straße lacks in charm and aesthetics by daylight, this street knows how to be flashy as soon as the sun goes down and the neon shop– and headlights go on. The patch between Rathaus Neukölln and Karl-Marx-Str. U-Bahn station seems especially magnetic to peculiar situations. The shops,
In case you've missed it: Yesterday's dense fog didn't leave any doubts that autumn has finally arrived. Upon coming home to Kreuzberg I was amazed about the city being densely covered with thick mist – enjoy for yourself how beautiful and eery the Oberbaumbrücke sat enthroned over the Spree yesterday.
The most astonishing places are often the most hidden ones. Isolated from their surrounding, one has to know about these spots, otherwise it's highly unlikely to suddenly stumble over them. That's certainly true for Dong Xuan Center – a place, that I always considered as as exotic as Berlin can be.
Remember the Zoo Palast? The one next to the Bahnhof Zoo? Some of those who’ve been here a while know that this used to be a swell cinema with a story reaching back to the 1920s. Although it was destroyed in WWII, today the facade and the cinema halls on ground & first floor are under monument protection.
Christmas is approaching and many people have already started looking for the perfect presents to give. Personally, I’d seriously love if someone gave ma hand-picked basket full of luxurious, well-chosen foods and exotic fruits, exclusive drinks and extraordinary cheese from the deli department of the KaDeWe. I can’t really deal with all
With some places it’s just a feeling. The Bahnhof Zoo has always been an icon for Berlin, the former center of the West. Nowadays I hardly ever get as far as Charlottenburg, and I try to avoid crowded places and shopping destinations (I tend to like my life stress-free. Plenty of tourists and the typical pre-Christmas craze are