Bruce Springsteen: Rocking The Wall


This November marks the 25th anniversary of the Fall of The Berlin Wall. 25 years on and there is still conjecture as to who actually brought down The Wall. Ronald Reagan's 'tear down this wall' speech may have had something to do with it. Maybe Mikhail Gorbachev and his

Surfing in the river Spree


It was some time ago now that I heard about the optimistic plans of the Flussbad Berlin project that wishes transform part of the dirty, muddy and dubious looking river Spree into an inner-city swimming hole, like it was once before. Although I do personally adore the

Ticket Giveaway: Kiez Oper's The Fairy Queen


Next weekend (Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd of August), Kiez Oper will return to Zur wilden Renate's magical garden retreat with their latest opera spectacular 'The Fairy Queen' by Henry Purcell. This 300 year old opera, that will be performed in English, follows the

Best Food in Berlin: Burrito Baby


Since writing one of my first ever posts on Mogli Oak Berlin about the now exceptionally well known burrito haunt Dolores, there has been an explosion of new comers onto the Berlin burrito market. But because of my obsession towards Dolores', whenever I had those

Best Burgers in Berlin: Piri's


The variety and styles of burgers and burger-like creations available in Berlin is a constantly evolving thing. There really is a variety of burger for everyone and you can find anything from your more typical beef meaty burgers, available at places like The Bird and

Bruce Springsteen: Rocking The Wall

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This November marks the 25th anniversary of the Fall of The Berlin Wall. 25 years on and there is still conjecture as to who actually brought down The Wall. Ronald Reagan‘s ‘tear down this wall’ speech may have had something to do with it. Maybe Mikhail Gorbachev and his political reforms are to be accredited for it. And then there is obviously Günter Schabowski and his botched travel restrictions-”immediately effective” media conference, which certainly must have had something to do with it. But a new (2013) book by Erik Kirschbaum suggests that there may have been someone else who helped bring down The Wall. That person being a very famous musician, who isn’t known as The Hoff, but rather, The Boss!

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Surfing in the river Spree

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It was some time ago now that I heard about the optimistic plans of the Flussbad Berlin project that wishes transform part of the dirty, muddy and dubious looking river Spree into an inner-city swimming hole, like it was once before.

Although I do personally adore the plans, I’m sure the cash-strapped Berlin government doesn’t exactly have money to throw at such projects, although saying that, at the same time, that same cash-strapped city government is bidding for the 2024 Summer Olympics! Anyway… If you thought Flussbad Berlin’s idea was out there, check out what Germany’s neighbours are up to.

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Ticket Giveaway: Kiez Oper’s The Fairy Queen

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Next weekend (Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd of August), Kiez Oper will return to Zur wilden Renate’s magical garden retreat with their latest opera spectacular ‘The Fairy Queen‘ by Henry Purcell. This 300 year old opera, that will be performed in English, follows the story of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and features a weird and wonderful array of magical characters – pixies, nymphs, creatures half human half animal.

The performance, in the very special Kiez Oper style, will be brought to you, the audience, as the performers weave their story through the crowd, to the music of a Baroque Orchestra, against the backdrop of the night sky.

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Thanks to Kiez OperMogli Oak Berlin followers have the opportunity to win two tickets to this wonderful event. To win, simply ‘Share’ our Facebook status regarding the competition (here) and leave a quick comment on the same post. The winner will be announced this coming Sunday August 17th.

If you are not the lucky winner of our little competition, don’t worry, there are still tickets available and all of the information regarding the event can be found here.

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Best Food in Berlin: Burrito Baby

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Since writing one of my first ever posts on Mogli Oak Berlin about the now exceptionally well known burrito haunt Dolores, there has been an explosion of new comers onto the Berlin burrito market. But because of my obsession towards Dolores’, whenever I had those burrito cravings, I would head there, which is somewhat unfortunate because it has taken me until now to discover the equally good (if not better) burritos being served up, just around the corner from me, at Burrito Baby.

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Best Burgers in Berlin: Piri’s

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The variety and styles of burgers and burger-like creations available in Berlin is a constantly evolving thing. There really is a variety of burger for everyone and you can find anything from your more typical beef meaty burgers, available at places like The Bird and BBI, to your fusion type creations, available at places like Ban Ban Kitchen and Big Stuff Smoked BBQ. But there are still gaps in the market and one of those gaps, the decent chicken burger gap, has recently been filled by Kreuzberg new comers Piri’s.

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Best Food in Berlin: Oma Marnie’s

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Recently, whilst on one of my regular neighbourhood spaziergang’s, I stumbled upon a new little New Zealand bakery, which I suspect is going to bring cheer to the lives of many Expat Brits and Australasian’s, like myself, who occasionally get that hankering for good ol’ meat pie! If this sounds like you, then you probably should pay a  visit to Oma Marnie’s Pie Bakery in Prenzlauer Berg.

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Weekend Tips #05/14

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Berlin will buzz this weekend, and the weather, that is set to reach the low 30′s, is only going to add to the excitement! Karneval der Kulturen will be at the top of many peoples lists, but there are also plenty of other events taking place that are worth checking out. Here are just 5 such events, with more suggestions to be found in the ‘What’s on Weekly’ sidebar.

Karneval der Kulturen @ Kreuzberg- That’s right! It’s once again Karneval weekend! A weekend full of colour, dancing, music, eating and drinking, and simply one of the funnest weekends on the Berlin events calendar. Karneval starts today and goes until and including Monday, but the highlight of the festival, the 100 float strong street parade, is on Sunday. Be sure to check it out!

Karneval der Kulturen via Tagesspiegel

Karneval der Kulturen via Tagesspiegel

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Berlin Street Art #1

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At the start of this year Mogli Oak Berlin started a new Facebook Page 100% about the amazing street art found all over Berlin. If you are not following the page, you should, but you would have missed out on a variety of new pieces that have gone up over the last couple of months. Here are a few of those new pieces, with more to be found on Berlin Street Art.

Peach Beach

Peach Beach

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Best Food in Berlin: Ban Ban Kitchen

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When the sun shines down on Berlin, there is little I like more than hanging out in the gorgeous urban gardens at Tempelhofer Feld. On my latest visit, my hunger got the better of me, so I decided to grab some Korean soul food from a little hut, within walking distance to Tempelhof, called Ban Ban Kitchen.

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Best Burgers in Berlin: Tommi’s Burger Joint

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For months there has been hype surrounding the opening a famous Icelandic burger in Prenzlauer Berg. Finally, after cutting through German bureaucratic red tap, Tommi’s Burger Joint has opened its doors, and with doing so, has brought new competition into the highly competitive race for Berlin’s best burger. But is Tommi’s worth all the hype?

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