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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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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 of competition entries to mark the locations of Cold War Berlin’s inner city border crossing […]

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Jeisson Martin – #EXPLOREEVERYTHING

Berlin-based photographer Jeisson Martin is willing to go further than most to ‘get the shot’, as you can see in his video series #EXPLOREEVERYTHING on his YouTube channel. The videos show Jeisson exploring the Berlin U-bahn tunnels and a rooftop with fellow instagrammer Franz Becker and an abandoned warehouse with his girlfriend Marisa Hampe. Welcome […]

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Everyday Berlin – Visual Poem by Alex Soloviev

Everyday Berlin is a visual poem about the city by Alex Soloviev – a short film that follows as people go about their daily lives. The film is a series of fleeting moments that give an overall impression of life in Berlin. Berlin is a very different city.  (A) city with (a) special spirit of freedom […]

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A mock up for the text of the David Bowie Memorial Plaque to be installed at Hauptsrasse 155 in Berlin Schöneberg in August 2016

David Bowie Memorial Plaque at Hauptstraße 155

David Bowie, a much beloved adopted son of Berlin, is soon to be honoured by a memorial plaque on the wall of his former home at Hauptstraße 155 in Schöneberg.  On Wednesday evening, Berlin’s State Secretary for Culture, Tim Renner took to Facebook to solicit opinion on the first draft of the text to appear […]

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17 June Memorial by Wolfgang Rüppel

The 17 June Memorial on Leipziger Strasse in Berlin recalls the events of a popular uprising of 1953 against the communist government in East Germany. Wolfgang Rüppel’s memorial, unveiled in 2000, is sunk into the floor in a square in front of the Bundesministerium der Finanzen (Federal Ministry of Finance), which was the Haus der […]

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