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Berlin Christmas Markets Map

The clever folks at An Amazing Earth magazine have updated their Berlin Christmas Markets Map for 2015, a festive take on the classic BVG network map. The city is awash with Christmas markets and remembering exactly where they all are can be a bit tricky.   An Amazing Earth have taken some of the best […]

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Christmas Market Berlin by Matthias Makarinus

In his short film, Christmas Market Berlin, Matthias Makarinus has captured the essence of Berlin’s yuletide wonderlands. The film takes us on a tour of several markets for ice skating, fairground rides, sausages and Glühwein.  I’m pretty sure I saw: Berliner Weihnachtzeit am Roten Rathaus; Nostalgischer Weihnachtsmarkt am Opernpalais, Weihnachtsmarkt auf dem Alexanderplatz; Wintertraum am […]

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Berlin Christmas Markets 2015: 6 of the best

The lead up to Christmas in Berlin means Glühwein, snow (hopefully) and digging out the thermals to head out on the annual quest to track down the Best Berlin Christmas Markets. With over 60 to choose from it’s not easy to decide where to go.  Markets can be traditional or modern, commercial or local affairs. […]

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Tarnbeutel – Bag a Bit of Berlin

Love it or hate it, there is something very striking and instantly recognisable about the pattern of the seats on the Berlin U-Bahn and thanks to Kreuzberg-born Vinzent Britz you can wear your own piece of it in the shape of his Tarnbeutel (camouflage bag). The designer was initially pleased to supply his friends but […]

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Eric the baby Giraffe at Berlin Tierpark

Furry Shades™ – Novelty Sunglasses

A little something to (hopefully) make you smile.  I saw these Lion Furry Shades™ by Novelty Sunglasses in Urban Outfitters in Berlin yesterday and they made me chuckle. I also thought the Tiger sunglasses were pretty funny. And for the Playboy Bunny look how about the Rabbit version. Someone could probably make a killing with […]

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Flohmarkt am Mauerpark – a Berlin Flea Market

The crowd at the fleamarket at the Mauerpark yesterday was a real mix of the optimistic and the pessimistic.  Some were wearing hotpants, vests, flip flops and sunglasses.  Others were in overcoats, scarves and woolly hats. For those of you that haven’t been there yet, and if you’re in Berlin on a Sunday I urge […]

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