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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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Zeit Für Brot – Organic Artisan Bakery in Berlin

Zeit Für Brot makes some of the best bread and cakes in Berlin and their Schokoschnecken (Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls) are addictively good. Everything here is made in the in-house bakery with 100% organic ingredients. A glass wall in the premises on Alte Schönhauser Strasse separates the shop and café from the bakery so you can […]

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Hufeisensiedlung – a Bruno Taut Berlin Horseshoe Estate

The Hufeisensiedlung (Horseshoe Estate) is a modernist housing estate by architect Bruno Taut built on the site of the former Britz Manor in Berlin. In the late 1920s and early 1930s, architecture in Berlin reflected the political struggle between the Socialists and the Nazis.  Bruno Taut’s plans for the Hufeisensiedlung, drawn up in cooperation with […]

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Mexico Skate Team – Vans Berlin Tour

The Vans Mexico Skate Team was in Berlin in 2014 at the end of a European tour: Max Barrera, Antonio Díaz, Hugo Zurita and Christian Huerta carve up the city in Mexico Skate Team takes the City of Berlin | Skate | VANS. They tick off the most famous skate spots in Berlin, hitting up […]

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Sunday Documentary: Knut and Friends

Knut and Friends tells the story of Knut, a polar bear born in captivity in Berlin Zoo and contrasts his early life with three polar bears born in the wild in the arctic and two orphaned brown bears in the forests of Belarus. Born on 5 December 2006, Knut and his brother (who died just […]

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BMX Meets Parkour | Unthinkable Bike Tricks with Tim Knoll

BMX-rider Tim Knoll does some incredible tricks as he rides around Berlin in his BMX Meets Parkour | Unthinkable Bike Tricks video for Red Bull. Tim Knoll’s riding is a bewildering mixture of technical skills and athletic ability that is part BMX / part gymnastics / part modern dance. He forward rolls, somersaults and swings […]

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Bücherwald – The Book Forest of Berlin

Strolling along Sredzkistrasse in Prenzlauer Berg near the corner with Kollwitzstrasse you may have a bit of a Sesame Street moment because ‘one of these trees is not like the others’.  The Bücherwald (book forest) isn’t in fact a tree at all.  It is a collection of five logs bolted together with shelves carved into […]

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Butterfly Mural by Michelle Tombolini

Michelle Tombolini’s Butterfly mural in Friedrichshain, part of the artist’s Indelible Marks project, is a beautiful piece of street art with a sad message – drawing attention as it does to the issue of the sexual exploitation of children. Walking along Boxhagener Strasse, the bright blue wings catch my eye first, contrasting with the black and white […]

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