The Modersohnbrücke in Friedrichshain is famous for it’s one of a kind sundown viewing location. It’s the cheapest overview of the city including a wonderful lightning situation, so if you’ve ever wondered where to take your next date to, this is the right spot (although you probably won’t be alone. Modersohnbrücke usually is crowded, and you do have to like a bit of urban romance to enjoy the noises of the bypassing cars). It gives right into the “poor but sexy” slogan of our reigning government.
But Modersohnbrücke is more than that: it’s also one of the most popular places for small and passionate techno raves. Bonus: while everyone is off to secret and faraway locations to celebrate the sun, you can still be quite close to the center of the city. Bonus 2: if enough people bounce hard enough, the whole bridge starts giving in like a trampoline. Nothing like a drunk-off-your-ass adrenaline rush and the thrill of being close to death while you’re dancing.
In any case, our first rave for this upcoming summer was nothing but a success: sun, drinks, lovely people and really good music. I’m looking forward to the next gathering. Speaking of bridges: whatever happened to the customs at Admiralsbrücke? Do people still go there in the summer, or will they be sent fleeing by the cops?