Category Archives: Berlin

The Best Neighborhood in Berlin: An Interview with Back to Berlin…and BEYOND (and a giveaway)

Photo (cc) flickr user optikfluffel

Photo (cc) flickr user optikfluffel

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 Ebe from Back to Berlin…and BEYOND 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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The Week in Germany: Berlin, Erotica, and Some Other Random Stuff

Nice try Frankfurt Book Fair, but we think we'll just keep writing both. Photo copyright Nicolette Stewart, taken at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2014

Nice try Frankfurt Book Fair, but we think we’ll just keep writing both. Photo copyright Nicolette Stewart, taken at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2014

Have you assimilated yet?

Gone native?  Become German? At Germany, Ja, they say they’ll tell you.  Right here.  I’m not entirely sure I would fill the list with the same items though, if I had written it.  Except for number 13: “You don’t have a flat sheet on your bed anymore, just a duvet and cover.”  Yup, I’m thoroughly Germanized in that respect.

Erotica at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Apparently Fifty Shades of Grey has everybody clamoring for the stuff.

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Events You Won’t Want to Miss in Berlin This Autumn

by Marta Lopez

Photo copyright dpa

Photo copyright dpa

Surrounded by hundreds of creative industries and cultural institutions, Berlin is one of those cities where there is always something left to watch, visit and feel. This autumn brings an important event to the cultural calendar: The 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall. Therefore those who fancy a cultural trip to the German capital will be in luck. Art, cinema and photography will be some of the highlights of the season.

“Magic Rooms & Contemplatio”: The Art of Contemplation

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Rebecca Culverhouse: A British Filmmaker in Berlin

by Vanessa Abel of Leather and Abel

Rebecca Culverhouse. Photo courtesy Leather and Abel

Rebecca Culverhouse. Photo courtesy Leather and Abel

Rebecca Culverhouse is a nomadic British filmmaker who has made films in Japan, the UK and Germany. Currently based in Berlin, she is writing the script for her first feature film, which is based on a short Japanese drama shot in the Tohoku area before the great earthquake of 2011.

L&A: What kind of films do you make?

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Take a Look: Berlin’s Eastside Gallery

by Shannon Miller

Photo courtesy Beginnings in Bayern

Photo courtesy Beginnings in Bayern

Our last day in Berlin, we took my husband’s mom to the Eastside Gallery. She’s an artist, so we figured she’d love the murals painted on old sections of the Berlin Wall. It’s another way Berliners have turned ugly history into something positive.

Photo courtesy Beginnings in Bayern

Photo courtesy Beginnings in Bayern

During the Cold War, people in West Berlin drew graffiti on their side of the wall, and when the wall came down, artists joined together to create an international memorial for freedom by painting murals on remaining parts of the wall. The Eastside Gallery is one of the world’s largest open air galleries, but it’s had its share of problems. Just this year a developer for luxury apartments destroyed part of the wall to begin construction despite protests, and every year the wall is further damaged by weather and vandalism.

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Berlin Fashion Week July 2014 – Day 4

The Senate Department for Economics, Technology and Research has been promoting the fashion industry since 2007 with an annual budget of up to one million euros and a comprehensive range of measures. At least eight fashion shows by Berlin’s fashion labels are co-financed every year, at least five international presentations by Berlin’s fashion labels (Berlin Showroom) take place within the scope of the Paris Fashion Week since 2013 and are planned to take place in New York as well and since 2010, emerging fashion labels from Berlin are granted up to 50,000 € of prize money and coaching within the scope of the fashion contest Start your Fashion Business.

anne gorke (Foto: Cosima Scholz für styleranking.de)

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The highlights from July 08-13, 2014  are brought to you by styleranking.de

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Berlin Fashion Week July 2014 – Day 3

Berlin will again show its ‘green-fashion’ side this season introducing the newest trends and discussing current questions revolving around ecological design. Among this week’s eco-shows are: GREENshowroom and the Ethical Fashion Show as well as the fashion shows for Fashionistas Showfloor Berlin and Lavera Showfloor.

The Showroom Days take place in various locations, largely as public events, for everyone interested in fashion.

dimitri (Foto: Cosima Scholz für styleranking.de)

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The highlights from July 08-13, 2014  are brought to you by styleranking.de

 

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