Following hot on the heels of the Birdhain, Just Berghain Things on Facebook has posted ...
It’s not every day you get to climb an abandoned DDR-era watchtower in Berlin and ...
I’m guessing that just reading the words Currywurst Energy Drink has brought on some mixed ...
Emerging from the U-Bahn station on the west side of Mehringdamm in Berlin Kreuzberg, you’d ...
Like just about everybody else in this city I’m constantly on the lookout for Berlin’s ...
Anyone who has had to deal with German bureaucracy will know that sinking feeling you get when you encounter officialdom of any nature here. German Bureaucracy – The Bürgeramt Living in Germany means dealing with the Bürgeramt. There is a special kind of dread reserved for an Anmeldung (registration) appointment (if you’re lucky enough to […]
The David Bowie Berlin concert of 1987 is often cited as one of the events that helped bring down the Berlin wall and the German Foreign Office paid an incredible tribute to David Bowie in a tweet following the announcement of his death. Good-bye, David Bowie. You are now among #Heroes. Thank you for helping […]
As far as the fashion world is concerned it would seem that Berlin is the place to be right now and in 2016 everyone will be aiming for that Berlin style. Last week, within days of each other, two designer powerhouses – Gucci and Givenchy – used the city as the backdrop for their latest […]
If you’ve used the U-Bahn (underground train) in Berlin you’ve probably noticed that the windows are covered with a transparent sticker with a repetitive white Brandenburg Gate graphic. If you’ve given the windows more than just a cursory glance you may have noticed that the perspective of the illustrations of the Brandenburg Gate on those […]
Berlin awoke today to the news of the passing of one of its favourite adopted sons – David Bowie is dead. A statement posted to the singer’s official Facebook page and Twitter account confirmed his death: January 10 2016 – David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle […]
It would seem that Berlin made a New Year’s Resolution and it was to provide the winter wonderland that many were hoping for. The only question now is where to make the most of the snow and Locafox has provided the answer with an interactive Berlin sledging map. After a positively balmy Christmas in Berlin, […]
Blockaded Christmas is a British Pathé news report on the Berlin Christmas of 1948, 6 months into the Soviet Blockade of the city. In June 1948 tensions between the Soviet Union and the Allied occupying powers in Germany escalated and the democratic process for governing Berlin broke down completely. In an attempt to force the […]
Berliners love burgers it seems and burger joints are two a penny but Shiso Burger in Mitte elevates itself above the norm by adding an Asian twist to the American classic. Since I have lived in Berlin, burger restaurants have been opening (and closing) at an astonishing rate so it’s important that new places find […]
Unter der Hand is a gloriously bright, photorealistic mural of overlapping hands from Frankfurt-based street artist CASE aka CASE Maclaim in Berlin. Andreas von Chrzanowski, the man responsible for painting these massive hands in February 2014 was born in Thüringen. He is regarded as a pioneer of the photorealistic street art movement and has been […]
The LEGO Architecture Brandenburg Gate is a 363-piece miniature reproduction of one of Europe and indeed the world’s most iconic buildings. As the scene of so many historic moments and a symbol of the division and subsequent reunification of Germany the Brandenburg Gate is a worthy part of the Landmark series in the LEGO Architecture […]