Tour de France 1987 in West Berlin


In the summer of 1987, just 2 months after the now famous May Day Riots, the enclosed city of West Berlin, that sat in the middle of East Germany hundreds of kilometers away the French border, played the obvious host to the opening stages of the 74th Tour de

Berlin Getaways: Iceland Part 2


As Iceland is such an amazing photogenic holiday destination, one Berlin Getaways post simply doesn't suffice. Berlin Getaways: Iceland Part 1 took in the first day of my journey from the capital Reykjavík, around the Golden Circle and finished up

Best Food in Berlin: Dudes Delikatessen


In the year 2014 pulled meat sandwiches had a rise to fame in some restaurants, but more so at some of the street food markets that popped up around Berlin. Big Stuff Smoked BBQ may well be responsible for kick starting this trend, that has spawned places like Pignut

Museum der Dinge - Museum of Things


As the winter chill sets in, a large amount of inspiration is often needed to leave the warm confines of our cosy apartments. On a cool winters day last year, whilst on an inspirational whim, I ventured out of my nest to visit the very special and kooky Museum der Dinge

Best of 2014: Food in Berlin Top 10


It has been an amazing year for my taste buds and what they have had the pleasure of being introduced to. I have tried new places in town, cuisine from countries far and wide, and have also indulged in my fair share of delicious and juicy burgers! Below is a Top 10 list

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YAAM Closing Party

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If you are yet to hear the news, YAAM, the super chilled Jamaican themed beach bar on the shore of the river Spree, has officially been given its marching orders. One can only imagine what hideous construction will replace YAAM, but before such things are built, you will get one last chance to enjoy what is one of the last remaining ‘beach bars’ in Berlin.

yaam closing party

From Thursday until Monday, YAAM will celebrate one last time, the only way they know how, with street soccer & basketball, beach sports, a dance hall battle, reggae and hip hop. This will be you last chance to experience YAAM before the land gets turned into Berlin’s newest highrise.

However, things aren’t totally glum for the club/youth & community space, after much deliberation with city officials and others, YAAM has been given permission to move to a new location (below), also on the shore of the Spree, that is the current home of Magdalena. Surprisingly, as everyone else in Berlin seemed to know about this deal, the news came as somewhat of a surprise to the owners of Magdalena who vocalized their annoyance at the end of last year. However, the deal had been done, but before Magdalena move on they will also host a Closing Party this weekend.

Fuck Off Mediaspree

The immediate future of YAAM seems to be clear, but I am told a hotel will eventually be built behind the new location (where the ‘Fuck Off Media Spree’ building currently stands). Apparently during the negotiations between YAAM and the Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg government, the owner of that proposed hotel began to voice his annoyance at the club being moved in front of his precious project. Here’s hoping he just fucks off with his hotel.

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The Crawl Of The Damned Former Leader

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A few months ago I read an article entitled ‘Crawl of the damned‘ published on the website of the entertainment magazine ExBerliner. The piece was about one of ExBerliner’s contributors and his night out on one of those infamous Berlin Pub Crawls that loudly stomps, yells and vomits their way around Mitte taking in some of the ‘cool’ and ‘hot’ bars and nightclubs that Berlin is so famous for. Such Pub Crawls, I am semi ashamed to admit, are something that I am quite accustomed to, as yours truly used to be one those sheep herders escorting those drunken, moronic and bad mouthed Australians, that ExBerliner spoke of, from bar to bar as they obliterated themselves. So for the fun of it, I thought I would share with you an insight into such Pub Crawls, from the Tour Guides prospective.

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Adios: Idrawalot Closing Party

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A couple of months ago I brought you the sad news that Idrawalot, one of my favourite little Berlin galleries, would be closing its doors after 2 wonderful years of exhibitions and parties. This coming Thursday night head over to Idrawalot and say one last goodbye at their farewell party that will feature a secret exhibition, Live Tattooing by Pete Corrie, Free Artwork Give-Aways, Delicious Boozes and more to be announced.

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Book Launch: Berlin Burlesque by Paul Green

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This coming Saturday evening Roadrunners Paradise host the titillating launch party for a new photo book entitled ‘Berlin Burlesque‘ by Australian photographer Paul Green. The evening will feature a presentation by Publisher Dr. Norbert Jaron and Paul Green himself, which will be followed by a special performance by some of the beauties of the burlesque world.

Berlin BurlesqueBerlin Burlesque is a glimpse of the modern or ‘New Burlesque’ scene found in various smokey bars and theatres around Berlin. Paul’s work captures the glamour, eroticism and fun of the burlesque art form, that is strongly associated with Berlin of the 1920’s, but is one element of those golden twenties that still lives on today.

Paul Green’s ‘Berlin Burlesque’ will be available for purchase at the event or can alternatively be purchased through amazon.de. For more information regarding the book launch and party, check out the Facebook Event Page.

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