In 1969, the GDR opened what was presumably the closest thing to Disneyland in East Berlin: Spreepark. Located nearby to Soviet Memorial at Treptower Park, school children would make trips to both in one day, first pledging allegiance to the GDR, and then spending the day on the amusement park grounds, congealing the two memories together.
Archive: June 2012
You get a falafel at literally every corner of Berlin these days, still, a vendor doing it the delicate and fresh way is rather hard to find and I want to share one of my favorites: Mo’s Imbiss in Kreuzberg.
dOCUMENTA (13) is happening and it’s not at all as bad as we feared after hearing Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev‘s (CCB) musings. In the coming weeks, we will present to you our pictures and thoughts of some of the exhibits in cooperation with art-savvy Niche Berlin. Let‘s start with our first impressions.
Achtland is the label of Thomas Bentz (left) and Oliver Lühr, or rather the realization of a long-standing idea of building up a high-end, ready-to-wear label that is based in Berlin.
One of the biggest and most well-known urban gardening projects in Berlin is based in Kreuzberg and called Prinzessinnengärten. It’s a beautiful place that transformed a former urban wasteland at Moritzplatz (once the location of the departmentstore Wertheim) into a prosperous and flourishing garden.