Author Archives: Nicolette Stewart

About Nicolette Stewart

Nicolette Stewart is a freelance writer based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. She discusses books at www.bookpunks.com and life in Germany and tiny houses at www.clickclackgorilla.com. Find her on Twitter @bookpunks

The Week in Germany: Berlin, Berries, and Castles

Schloss Freundsberg. Photo copyright Hoelzl, R./WILDLIFE

Schloss Freundsberg. Photo copyright Hoelzl, R./WILDLIFE

Berlin: Beer and museums and forbidden places

Fotostrasse has put together a summer guide to the German capital. They have also written up a trip to Berlin’s Bierfabrik.  Meanwhile, das Blog has a lovely series of photos from Museuminsel by night. And I Heart Berlin has an article about photographing Berlin’s forbidden places.

A German berry patch

“Down the street from us is a log chalet that looks right out of the Bavarian Alps, except without the red geraniums spilling over window boxes. Houses like this are not a rare sight in the United States. They tie German-Americans to their roots and make them feel at home.

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The Week in Germany: Berlin Food, German Dust, Free Apps

Photo copyright Wolfram Steinberg, dpa

Photo copyright Wolfram Steinberg, dpa

Eat Berlin

Sole Satisfaction shares her five favorite food events coming up soon in Berlin.  Meanwhile, Deutsch, Bitte has written about the Berlin Ice Cream Market.  I Heart Berlin has you covered for Berlin breakfasts and brunches.

How to Catch Dust Like a German

“German slang has a funny word for all those trinkets whose sole purpose seems to be to accumulate dust: Staubfänger (literally “dust catchers”). While we have a bunch of those around our house (who doesn’t?), only a few give away my German background. I do not collect beer steins or Hummel figurines, nor I do not have a cuckoo clock.

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The Week in Germany: Berlin Film, Expat Problems, and the Passing of Winnetou

The dog days of summer. Photo copyright Karl-Josef Hildenbrand, dpa

The dog days of summer. Photo copyright Karl-Josef Hildenbrand, dpa

10 Berlin Films

“Rainer Werner Fassbinder exhibition at the Martin-Gropius-Bau got us thinking of all the important and inspiring films set in Berlin. In a subversive metropolis that has seen more changes than anywhere in Western Europe over the last 150 years, many filmmakers have made movies as unmistakable love letters to Berlin. With no lack of deranged tentacle sex, drug abuse and political struggle, we’ve rounded up our favorite films with Berlin playing a major role. Spanning close to 9 decades, our list takes you on a tour of Berlin at different historical points, through all the luxe and glamour, the horror and disillusion.” See what films were chosen on I Heart Berlin.

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The Week in Germany: Berlin Murals, Cash, and Bacharach

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Photo Public Domain: http://publicdomainarchive.com

The Murals of Berlin

“Street art is an essential part of the Berlin DNA and a powerful output of the local creative culture. Particularly popular to tourists and locals alike are giant murals embellishing the old firewalls. Some of these murals even get certain fame and have the potential to become even a steady landmark of the city.

“But street art in opposition to public art (art created and funded by an institution or the government) is not supposed to become a landmark or to be perceived as steady. No wonder that the famous artist Blu decided to paint over his magnificent work leaving nothing else than a black shadow behind. Read more of our thoughts about that in this article.” Read more on I Heart Berlin.

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