About Yolanda

Yolanda was born and raised in Berlin and "Ich bin ein Berliner!" is her favorite quote. After graduating from school, she took an exciting gap-year for some travels and internships. She decided to return to her hometown though, because really no place could keep up with what Berlin has to offer. On the weekends you'll find her at a book store or at an art exhibition. Currently she studies American Studies and Social Sciences at the Humboldt University and lives in Schöneberg. Read her blog to get a taste of Berlin at its best.

Real Reindeers. In a Museum. Enough said.

Ever get lost in thought about where you see yourself in ten years? Or contemplating what steps to take to become a millionaire? Scheming about how to reach that personal zenith of ever-lasting satisfaction in life...? Well, I cannot tell the future, nor can I help in terms of money, but I do know the [...]

By |November 16th, 2010|Art, Berlin, General, German Culture|1 Comment

Berlin in 48 Hours

Is it a normal phenomenon that you don’t know the tourist sites of the city in which you grew up? I, for instance, have lived in Berlin my entire life and have never been up to the TV-Tower. Instead of writing about the sites and attractions you can easily find in your Berlin [...]

By |August 4th, 2010|Art, Berlin, German Culture, Travel in Germany|2 Comments

The Eliasson Exhibit Will Have You in Awe!

You wouldn’t believe the incredible exhibition that had me in awe for days. I can't wait to tell you all about it... First, I would like to point out that Berlin is known for its buoyant art scene. If its antiques at the beautiful Museumsinsel in Mitte, contemporary art at the infamous Hamburger Bahnhof, [...]

By |June 10th, 2010|Art, Berlin, General|Comments Off on The Eliasson Exhibit Will Have You in Awe!

Karneval der Kulturen – Why it is a Must!

Since my first Berlin-Blog post on Young-Germany.de, I’ve been excitedly waiting to write about one of Berlin’s particular events: the annual Karneval der Kulturen (Carnival of Cultures). The Karneval der Kulturen stands out of the slew of cultural events held here, combining multiculturalism with international foods and music for a spectacular must-see highlight! [...]

By |June 1st, 2010|Berlin, General, German Culture, Living in Germany|Comments Off on Karneval der Kulturen – Why it is a Must!

Kunstschacht-Ruhr 2010

Berlin Hauptbahnhof (Central Station). The clock reads 10:27 am. My train is set to leave in three minutes, yet still I am disoriented in this maze of what seem like a thousand platforms. A sign tells me to head to the third floor, where the ICE (Inter City Express) is waiting for the [...]

By |May 25th, 2010|General, German Culture, Travel in Germany|2 Comments

Ich bin ein Berliner

Berlin is a marvelous city. The metropolis offers an endless array of cultural events and is admired by many for its international diversity. Every year, Berlin welcomes a large number of tourists from all over the world. And sometimes, they fall head over heels for Berlin, decide to stay and call this their [...]

By |May 17th, 2010|Berlin, General, The German Language|3 Comments

May Day in Berlin

Music.  Street fights. Parades. Pagans. Peace. Across the globe countries celebrate the International Worker’s Day on the first of May. In Germany, this day has a delicate background that still has a strong impact in 2010. If we take a brief look at German history, May Day was first celebrated in 1919 as a one-time holiday [...]

By |May 4th, 2010|Berlin, General, German Culture|Comments Off on May Day in Berlin