Links in Berlin: So empty

Pollyday is swimming with swans, while we sweat in the city.

Over Christmas and Summer, Berlin is empty. As if half of the city has just fled, we, who are left here, are lucky enough to enjoy the city in beautiful emptiness. Because everyone’s at the lake, swimming with swans as in pollyday’s picture, which she submitted under the hashtag #linksinberlin. Not empty though, are the blogs, writing about our pretty home; and not empty either, are the event calendars which are filled with markets, markets, markets.

Laura and Nora visited and photographed the super beautiful store “Objet Trouvés” on Brunnenstraße, that offers a carefully selected choice of vintage furniture and objects.

August is usually a slow month for art lovers, not this year though – the whole month is taken over by Project Space Festival, celebrating the variety of Berlin’s alternative art scene. The program is so huge, it’s overwhelming – but no worries, Niche has some very worthwhile tips for you.

How to become a true Berliner is an interesting question tackled by author Giulia Pines, who just published Finding Your Feet in Berlin – A Guide to Making a Home in the Hauptstadt. She wrote a piece for überlin titled Now that you’re a Berliner…, answering such important questions as who can make jokes about The Schwaben and how to survive winter.

The question about whether or not to spill secrets about the best lakes surrounding Berlin is almost political. Sven of CeeCee takes the challenge and recommends a beautiful lake that is actually reachable by public transport!

If I’d be a beer-lover, this blog would be filled with articles about the newest and best craft beer distilleries because beer is the new black. Luckily, others love beer and thus Mit Vergnügen profiles Vagabund Brauerei, who’s making craft beer in Wedding since a year.

And if you’re still free on the weekend, consider these events:

You know about Mundraub? It’s an initiative to support the use of public fruit resources, which means they wanna educate you about public apple trees or elder bushes. This Saturday, they’re leading a tour on bike through Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg, showing you the best spots to fill your basket with fruits, berries and herbs. Register here!

It’s time for another Voodoo Market, this time in cooperation with Mädelsflohmarkt – featuring a plethora of local designers, from objects to clothing to jewelry, combined with loads of dainty food stalls and many flea market stands. Tomorrow, 13:00–21:00 at Urban Spree, Revaler Str. 99!

Newniq, a project to feature local design, opens their pop-up-store at Boom, Tempelhofer Ufer 32, celebrating tonight with drinks and music.

And one more pop-up-store, and a pop-up-sale! With her minimalistic pieces, jewelry designer Ina Beissner has taken Berlin’s fashion women’s hearts by storm. Her temporary store is already in its final days, and thus offers a sale on loads of sample pieces. Tomorrow is already the last day, don’t miss it! 11:00–19:00, Brunnenstraße 22.


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    thank you so much for the link, makes us so happy <3

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    OMG, I miss Berlin more than ever, it is hard living so far from it!

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