Berlin Wonderland: Wild Years Revisited 1990-1996


Nostalgia is a common sentiment felt by many of us humans. For the people of Berlin, nostalgic thoughts seemingly consume peoples lives more than most others. But to be honest, there is a lot to be nostalgic about! Whether it be thoughts of the old wild West, the naughty

Festival of Lights 2014


After six years of living in Berlin, I finally managed to get myself over to the historical centre of Berlin to catch a glimpse of the aptly named Festival of Lights. I have honestly never bothered with it, as I thought it would be quite boring. But I must admit, it was

Best Burgers in Berlin: Cabslam


Californian Breakfast Slam (Cabslam) has been wowing Berlin breakfast & brunch goers for some time now, but what you may not know is that they are now serving lunch and dinner with equally delicious American inspired dishes, including this amazing burger

Ticket Giveaway: Satisfactory Factory


This coming Saturday evening, Aussie rockers ME host their 5th Berlin version of the epic music and arts extravaganza Satisfactory Factory. The event will see a melange of DJ's, musicians and artists taking over the whole Urban Spree complex, that will also boast an

Best Food in Berlin: Zsa Zsa & Loui


I have had something on my mind of late. And that something, is big tasty deli sandwiches! I already have a couple of favourite sandwich spots around town, but the majority of them require a decent journey to get to, something that isn't exactly wanted when your stomach

Berlin Wonderland: Wild Years Revisited 1990-1996

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Nostalgia is a common sentiment felt by many of us humans. For the people of Berlin, nostalgic thoughts seemingly consume peoples lives more than most others. But to be honest, there is a lot to be nostalgic about! Whether it be thoughts of the old wild West, the naughty nineties or even just simply 5 years ago, people have imagines of freedom, chaos and liveliness that they believe may never be seen again. However, physical images of the past often remain through photographs, and such images, of the chaotic few years post the fall of The Wall, are currently being displayed at Gestalten (Mitte) as part of the exhibition Berlin Wonderland: Wild Years Revisited 1990-1996.

Performance Mutoid Waste Company & DNTT, 1992 (Philipp von Recklinghausen / bobsairport, © Gestalten 2014)

Performance Mutoid Waste Company & DNTT, 1992 (Philipp von Recklinghausen / bobsairport, © Gestalten 2014)

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Festival of Lights 2014

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After six years of living in Berlin, I finally managed to get myself over to the historical centre of Berlin to catch a glimpse of the aptly named Festival of Lights. I have honestly never bothered with it, as I thought it would be quite boring. But I must admit, it was actually quite nice. Below are a few photos I took at this years Festival of Lights 2014.

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Best Burgers in Berlin: Cabslam

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Californian Breakfast Slam (Cabslam) has been wowing Berlin breakfast & brunch goers for some time now, but what you may not know is that they are now serving lunch and dinner with equally delicious American inspired dishes, including this amazing burger below!

The Californian Breakfast Slam

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Ticket Giveaway: Satisfactory Factory

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This coming Saturday evening, Aussie rockers ME host their 5th Berlin version of the epic music and arts extravaganza Satisfactory Factory. The event will see a melange of DJ’s, musicians and artists taking over the whole Urban Spree complex, that will also boast an array of street food, craft beer, tattooing and a whole lot more.

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Best Food in Berlin: Zsa Zsa & Loui

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I have had something on my mind of late. And that something, is big tasty deli sandwiches! I already have a couple of favourite sandwich spots around town, but the majority of them require a decent journey to get to, something that isn’t exactly wanted when your stomach is screaming out to be filled. However, recently I stumbled across the very trendy Zsa Zsa & Loui cafe in Neukoelln, which more than satisfied my desires for a decent sandwich close to home.

Roast Beef Sandwich at Zsa Zsa & Loui

Roast Beef Sandwich at Zsa Zsa & Loui

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Best Burgers in Berlin: BurgerBar61

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With new burger joints seemingly opening up weekly in Berlin, it isn’t surprising that some of the new good ones slip through the cracks and don’t get the attention they deserve. One such place that the burger enthusiastic bloggers haven’t got a hold of yet, is the less than a year old and super un-hyped BurgerBar61.

BurgerBar61

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Berlin Street Art #2

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Some months ago now, I threw together a selection of photographs, that can be seen here, that I had recently taken for my other side project Berlin Street Art. Now it is time for round two, with a post that includes both new pieces on the streets and a couple of not so new pieces.

Case Maclaim

Case (Maclaim Crew)

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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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