The Raumverdichtungen continue. Jan Herdlicka follows his concept of “the essence of memory”. If you think of places you have been to, you wont be able to imagine every characteristic. Single details get lost and others become more dominant. Somehow a new place emerges in your memory.
This was the first year since living in Berlin that I’ve had the feeling the city is getting under my skin and I have to get out. The city is busy and I can’t get a minute of calm; riding out to the lake ends up in one catastrophe after another (no parking spots, kids jumping on my
Everybody knows the Berlin Wall and the East Side Gallery, one of the last existing parts of this cruel construction. Since it’s forbidden by the authorities to spray the other site of the wall with legal graffiti it’s quite uninteresting to take a look at the “West Side Gallery”. But since July this place transformed into an
I declare the Open Air season to be finished for this summer. We’ve had it all: the intimate, private shows with friends and family, the really chaotic ones where nothing goes as planned but everyone is having fun, and now this killer line up at Rummelsburg that everyone — especially me — was waiting for. Turns out the sheer size
Some streets in Mitte are just so fancy it hurts. You’ve got all those boutique stores and posh lunchtime bistros and the polished white Altbauten — you can hear every heart sigh at the sight of the dream come true that is the fashion center of Mitte. Whether they are indi-shops, flagship stores or hot and hyped
One charming thing that seems to convince everybody that Berlin is an “organic city” — whatever that means– is the ever growing community of urban gardening lovers. Whether in Tempelhof, at the new rooftop bar/hangout Klunkerkranch or the newly founded area of the former Bar25, nowadays called Holzmarkt: everywhere in the city people are
By now I have no idea anymore what differences are between usual restaurants and pop-up restaurants. Suffice to say that food is food and I will make the educated guess that pop-up restaurants need less of that dreaded bureaucratic paperwork Germans love so much. Pop-up or not: new asian restaurants in Kreuzberg are never a bad idea.
There’s plenty of food to be had in Berlin — especially street food. From Döner Kebab to outstanding burgers… well, I don’t have to describe it for you. And yet Berliners do lack that certain atmosphere of street food that you can find in New York and other metropoles. That said, there’s no lack of initiatives trying to
The real underground raves have gone into hiding. With Facebook, Twitter and Blogs being responsible for the new information circulation, illegal open airs have become too big to sustain. Too many people raise suspicions among officials and especially police, and most of the popular spots — Hasenheide, for instance — are now watched
Summer time is flea market time. Specifically, in Kreuzberg and Neukölln, it’s Flowmarkt time. We’ve been fans of those booths and takeaways for quite a time now and it’s safe to say, that not only for us, but for many others the Flowmarkt on Maybachufer has developed to a safe bet for a summer sunday routine. If it’s
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
After last weeks Rundgang at UDK and Weissensee, this past weekend, another summer high light and a must go for the berlin art scene took place at the lovely Schinkel Pavillon in the beautiful historic area between Bebelplatz, Staatsoper and Lustgarten. Since 2007 artist Nina Pohl is organizing great exhibitions in this octagon