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Bierpinsel – Another Crazy Example of Architectural Brutalism in Berlin

A Visit to the Bierpinsel Another Crazy Example of Architectural Brutalism in Berlin ; The first time that I went to Steglitz was to visit a Primark since they only had one shop in Berlin and the shop was in this part of the city that I had never been before. That visit was 2012, and it was then that my obsession with the Bierpinsel started. That day was the first time that I had seen anything as weird looking as that building, and it was, also, my first contact with Architectural Brutalism. After that building, it was love...

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52 Places to See in Berlin: One for each week of the year

A few weeks ago I went to a bookstore to protect me from the rain that was getting intense. Inside there was an entire section with books about Berlin. Most of them with the same places to see in Berlin. Most of these places are common sense for travelers. Everybody knows them, and most of the books there didn’t even try to give any good reason to visit them. While I was browsing through these books, I realized that I have been to a lot of different places in Berlin and that, maybe, I should just write down my...

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Mäusenbunker: Exploring Berlin Architectural Brutalism in Lichterfelde

The Central Animal Laboratory of the Freie Universität, also known as the Mäusenbunker, is one of the best examples of Brutalist architecture in Berlin, and we visited the building at the end of December 2016 to see this strange looking building in the middle of Lichterfelde. It took us a while to find it, but once you see it, there is no way of ignoring it based on its monstrous appearance and the contrast with the area surrounding it. The first time we came across this building was on a Pinterest board about architecture. At that moment, we knew...

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Holiday Gift Guide: Berlin Books You Need to Have

Since Christmas is coming, we decided to create our gift guide filled with books about Berlin. Our own list of the best Berlin books everybody needs to have to know and understand the city a little better. We bought these books over the course of the almost three years we have been here and we promise you they are worth every penny. From endless tips of the kind of places most people would never find on their own to a guide about how to be german. We are sure you are going to enjoy the books on this holiday...

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Lilienthal Park and the Fliegeberg

Hidden among suburban streets in the south of Berlin, there is an unexpected sight. To some, it might look like an ancient burial ground from an alien like civilization or a burial ground from some ancient tribe. But the weird looking hill that lies in Lichterfelde is a part of the memorial park to Otto Lilienthal, one of Germany’s aviation pioneers. Lilienthal Park is the name of the park and the Fliegeberg is the name of that hill that is part of the aviation history in Germany. It was there that, in 1894, Otto Lilienthal started doing his gliding experiments...

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