Our most recent articles with recommendations and the most up-to-date happenings in this vibrant city!

Temporäre Kunsthalle: Shadowbox
Temporäre Kunsthalle: Shadowbox

Thursday, April 9, 2009

The great incongruous “white cube” at Schlossplatz (now sky blue with digitalized clouds, by Austrian artist Gerwald Rockenschaub) is not a whimsical freighter container: it’s the Temporäre Kunsthalle, a temporary space for contemporary art.

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Haus der Kulturen der Welt: Pictopia
Haus der Kulturen der Welt: Pictopia

Thursday, April 2, 2009

An exhibition at the spaceship-like Haus der Kulturen der Welt (House of World Cultures) embraces the new explosion of graphically pared-down yet bright-eyed pictograms that has spread across digital media, advertising, fashion and art.

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Café Gorki Park
Café Gorki Park

Monday, March 30, 2009

The Russians may have left East Berlin, but you can still get a taste – Café Gorki Park, named after the famous Moscow park, is a stylishly relaxed and comfortable café with beautiful fabric wallpaper, beloved by a fashionable Mitte crowd.

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Jewish Museum
Jewish Museum

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Jewish Museum, a Berlin architectural highlight designed by Daniel Liebeskind, covers two millenia of Jewish history in a stunning zig-zag of a building.

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Museum of Technology
Museum of Technology

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The wildly underappreciated Museum of Technology (Deutsches Technikmuseum) is one of Berlin’s best museums, and not only for kids and tech geeks.

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Neugrüns Köche
Neugrüns Köche

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Dinner at Neugrüns Köche is an exquisite pleasure – perfect food in a comfortable, friendly and unpretentious environment.

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Schwarzwaldstuben
Schwarzwaldstuben

Monday, February 9, 2009

This transplant from the Black Forest is a lively and welcoming pub with Southern German food. Try the Käsespätzle – delicious noodles baked with cheese, Maultaschen (like ravioli), crispy Schnitzel, or pizza-like Flammkuchen with bits of bacon and sour cream, all washed down with traditional and tasty Rothaus beer.

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Mauerpark Flea Market
Mauerpark Flea Market

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

A strip of the former “death zone” (empty area between the two walls that divided the city - the Berlin Wall was actually made up of two parallel walls) has happily become a large, warren-like flea market.

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Oderquelle
Oderquelle

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Twenty years ago, the restaurant Oderquelle lay in East Berlin, in the shadow of the Berlin Wall. Today, Oderbergerstrasse is a pretty and trendy street chock full of great restaurants, cool cafes, and absorbing shops with vintage GDR clothes and knick-knacks or modern designs.

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Radialsystem V
Radialsystem V

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

A former power station perched on the River Spree has become a new hot spot in Berlin for exciting contemporary dance, classical music and experimental theatre.

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