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German Bureaucracy – Life in Slow Motion

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 […]

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David Bowie Berlin Concert – 1987 GLASS SPIDER Tour

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 […]

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Berlin Style – Gucci vs. Givenchy

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 […]

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Berlin U-Bahn Windows – Wonky Brandenburg Gate Graphics

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 […]

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David Bowie 1947-2016 RIP

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 […]

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Berlin Sledging Map – Where to hit the slopes

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, […]

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Shiso Burger – Asian Fusion Burgers

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 […]

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CASE Maclaim – Unter der Hand Mural

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 […]

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LEGO Architecture Brandenburg Gate

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 […]

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