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    Kaninchenfeld – Berlin’s Brass Rabbit Field

    The brass rabbits of Karla Sachse’s Kaninchenfeld (Rabbit Field) add a touch of colour and some much needed shine to an otherwise unremarkable stretch of the Chausseestraße in Berlin. The Kaninchenfeld is one of seven artworks selected from a host ...

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Salt n Bone – Sunday Roasts and Craft Beer

Salt n Bone in Prenzlauer Berg serves what is for me the ultimate combination in comfort food – Sunday roasts and craft beer – a rarity in Berlin. Run by Dubliners, Andrew Costello and Rebecca Lynch the emphasis on the menu at Salt n Bone is on high quality pub food made with locally sourced […]

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Ghost Station – Potsdamer Platz in 1989

It’s hard to imagine it now travelling through the brightly lit and shiny tiled S-Bahn station at Potsdamer Platz but during the Cold War this was one of Berlin’s infamous ghost stations. When the Berlin wall went up in August 1961 it followed the arbitrary borders drawn up by the Allied Powers and the Soviets […]

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Berlin Wall Homeopathic Remedy (Murus Berlinensis)

People who are unused to medical treatment in Germany are often shocked when the doctor prescribes nothing stronger than tea for a cold or even asthma but just imagine you were told to drink the Berlin Wall homeopathic remedy. There are practitioners of homeopathic medicine who believe that drinking a solution made with the crushed […]

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Parks Range and Doughboy City – US Army Training Ground

Walking around the area to the South East of the S-Bahn station Lichterfelde- Süd in Berlin today, there is very little to indicate its former life as the US military training ground Parks Range and Doughboy City. The rough pentagon of land, two sides of which were formed by the border between West Berlin and […]

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BVG Free Wi-Fi Trial Result at U-Bhf Osloer Strasse Berlin

Free Wi-Fi at Berlin U-Bahn Stations

Following a successful trial at U-Bhf Osloer Straße last year, the BVG, Berlin’s main public transport provider, is set to roll out free Wi-Fi at several Berlin underground stations. Given its reputation as a start-up hub it is perhaps surprising to know that Berlin lags way behind when it comes to providing fast and reliable internet […]

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Berlin Airlift Memorial (Luftbrückedenkmal) on Platz der Luftbrücke, referred to by Berliners as the Hungerharke (Hunger Rake) or Hungerkralle (Hunger Claw) and in the background Tempelhof Airport

Berlin Airlift Memorial (Luftbrückendenkmal)

Looming over a small park on the Platz der Luftbrücke in Tempelhof, the Berlin Airlift Memorial (Luftbrückendenkmal) is dedicated to those who gave their lives to save the people of West Berlin during the Berlin Blockade. On 24 June 1948, Stalin closed off all road and rail routes to Berlin in an attempt to starve […]

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Stracciatella and Chocolate Ice Cream in a pot at Anna Durkes ice cream shop in Berlin - one of my 6 of the Best Berlin Ice Cream Shops

6 of the Best Berlin Ice Cream Shops

Berliners love their ice cream and with so many ice cream shops in the city to choose from I though I’d point you towards some of my favourites with my 6 of the Best Berlin Ice Cream Shops list. Eis Saison (ice cream season) is a big deal in Berlin.  Around the end of February […]

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