Category Archives: General

The Week in Germany: The Berlin Wall Is Back, Neukölln Guide, Halloween, and Some Other Stuff

Kloster Eberbach. Photo copyright Nicolette Stewart

Kloster Eberbach. Photo copyright Nicolette Stewart

The Berlin Wall is going back up.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of its fall, the Berlin Wall is going back up…in the form of glowing, balloon-like orbs.  It is going to be a gorgeous memorial, a visual haunting by the wall’s ghost.  Read more about it on Fotostrasse.

A haunted house to complete your Halloween.

Over at Abandoned Berlin you can creep yourself out with photos of a building where Nazi uniforms were made.  I hear there is exciting news brewing over at Abandoned Berlin as well…but more on that later.  Go look at this spooky place right here.

Is Neukölln the coolest neighborhood in Berlin?

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The Best Neighborhood in Berlin: An Interview with Leather & Abel (and a giveaway)

Photo copyright dpa

Photo copyright dpa

What do you  need to know to get settled in Berlin?  Giulia Pines’ book Finding Your Feet in Berlin has all the answers to your questions.  One of the most important factors is finding the neighborhood that is right for you.  But how to choose?  Which neighborhood is the best? Today we’ve got Vanessa from Leather & Abel here to tell us about her neighborhood and why it is awesome.  As for that book we mentioned, we’re giving away two copies of Finding Your Feet in Berlin right here, right now, so go enter and vote on your favorite Berlin neighborhood.

What Berlin neighbourhood do you live in?

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The Best Neighborhood in Berlin: An Interview With Katy Derbyshire (and a giveaway)

Berlin Mitte. Photo copyright dpa

Berlin Mitte. Photo copyright dpa

Everybody has something to say about Berlin.  Even people who have never been there seem convinced it is the best city on Earth.  Katy Derbyshire, a translator, British expat, and Berlin resident, has lived there since 1996. When I talked to her at the Frankfurt Book Fair, I asked her about her to tell Young Germany readers a little about where she lives for our series on Berlin neighborhoods.

What part of Berlin do you live in? 

KD: Mitte.

What is it like?

KD: Mitte is very, very central with a lot of culture. It’s 100 percent gentrified… It’s no longer the coolest part of town. (That, she tells me, is now Neukölln.)  It is fairly international, as well.

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German Cuisine: Making a Wedding Cake

by Nadia Hassani

Photo courtesy Spoonfuls of Germany

Photo courtesy Spoonfuls of Germany

It was the photo of a wedding cake in the shape of a Louis Vuitton suitcase that had my cousin’s girlfriend in Germany in stitches a few years ago. I had emailed her the link to show her how outrageous some American wedding cakes are. Back then I decided that when she and my cousin got married I would make them a wedding cake. They did get married last winter, and when they announced they would visit us in August, it was finally time to get to work.

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The Best Neighborhood in Berlin: An Interview With Der Irische Berliner (and a giveaway)

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Berlin. Photo copyright Nicolette Stewart

Berlin.  Everybody loves it.  Everybody talks about it.  Everybody likes to say it is over, or has just begun.  But if you want to move there, it can be hard to know where to start.  Giulia Pines recommends finding the right neighborhood.  Her book Finding Your Feet in Berlin is full of helpful tips (in English!) about making Berlin your new home, and we’re giving away two copies right here.

In the meantime, we’re collecting more insider tips on Berlin neighborhoods.  Today we’ve brought Der Irische Berliner on by to find out about his neighborhood and why he loves it.

What Berlin neighborhood do you live in? 

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The Best Neighborhood in Berlin: An Interview With Sole Satisfaction (and a giveaway)

Graffiti in Prenzlauerberg, Berlin. Photo copyright dpa

Graffiti in Prenzlauerberg, Berlin. Photo copyright dpa

What do you  need to know to get settled in Berlin?  Giulia Pines’ book Finding Your Feet in Berlin has all the answers to your questions.  One of the most important factors is finding the neighborhood that is right for you.  But how to choose?  Which neighborhood is the best? Today we’ve got Kate from Sole Satisfaction here to tell us about her neighborhood and why it is awesome.  As for that book we mentioned, we’re giving away two copies of Finding Your Feet in Berlin right here, right now, so go enter and vote on your favorite Berlin neighborhood.

What Berlin neighborhood do you live in?

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