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The Newly Found Original Berlin Wall that was lost in the woods in Schonholz

Back in 1999, local historian Christian Bormann found something that it wasn’t supposed to be lost. Nine years after demolition began, he found a piece of the Berlin Wall, somehow forgotten in the woods between a train station and a supermarket. More than 80 meters of the original Berlin Wall, built in 1961, is standing there, some with the V-shaped brackets that once had barbed wire on it. It’s hard to believe that something with this historical importance was lost and this is why we went there to see it with our own eyes. At the end of January...

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Understanding the Berlin Wall with Walled in! – The inner German border

Walled in! – The inner German border is a computer animation produced by Deutsche Welle together with the Berlin Wall Foundation to mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the wall. The short movie describes in details the fortifications and the way that the border between East and West Germany was set up and it’s an excellent resource for those who want to know more about it. Mostly because the Berlin Wall only exists in the memory of those people that experienced it. There are a few preserved stretches of it around Berlin, but it remains as an...

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Where did Nick Cave live in Berlin?

Where did Nick Cave live in Berlin? Our research about where Nick Cave used to live in Kreuzberg ; After watching Nick Cave in Berlin on the Dutch documentary called Stranger in a Strange Land, I started wondering where was the apartment where Bram van Splunteren interviews the artist. This act of wonder became a comprehensive research online, and it made compare Google Street View pictures with screenshots of videos. But, in the end, I think I finally managed to find out where did Nick Cave live in Berlin. Based on Stranger in a Strange Land, it seemed that...

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Nick Cave in Berlin: Stranger in a Strange Land

During the years where Nick Cave was living in Berlin, back in the 1980’s, he was filmed for a Dutch documentary called Stranger in a Strange Land. Produced by Bram van Splunteren for the Dutch TV channel VPRO, you get a glimpse of the life of Nick Cave in Berlin even though some parts of the movie are voice-over in dutch. But you don’t need to worry about it, all the interviews with Nick Cave are in English. Stranger in a Strange Land is a Dutch short documentary about Nick Cave in Berlin that also includes his friends and...

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Best Berlin Books — A Christmas Gift Guide for Berlin Lovers

Christmas is coming, and you might have a friend that loves book and Berlin in the same way. If you are looking for the best Berlin books, this article is for you. Below we’ll be pointing out some of the best books we bought in the last couple of years. If you want even more books about Berlin, we wrote an article about more books back in Christmas 2014, check it out. Notmsparker’s Berlin Companion Between all the books we read about Berlin, one of our favorite ones is the Berlin Companion by the fantastic Beata Gontarczyk-Krampe aka Notmsparker....

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Last Morning of Risiko, one of Berlin’s legendary bars from the 1980’s

Risiko was a legendary bar & club in the West Berlin of 1980’s, and Uli M. Schueppel did a short film about its last morning, all the way back in 1986. The footage captures and documents a little piece of Berlin history with a cover of Lost in Music by Anita Lane and Alex Harvey as the soundtrack of this movie shot in Super8. Risiko used to exist at Yorckstrasse 48, from 1981 to 1986. Today, in the same place, a travel agency that specializes in train tickets called Kopfbahnhof occupies the room. I was there a couple of...

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Folsom Berlin: a narrative from a straight girl

Everything you need to know about Folsom Berlin by the eyes of a straight cis female, but useful for the rest of the colorful spectrum of genders and sexuality    Folsom Berlin is a BDSM and Leather street fair that happens every year in Berlin. Since 2003 loads of people, gays, and straights, men and women, trans and cis, get together in the neighboorhood of Schöneberg to celebrate this non-profit leather festival that originated in San Francisco. Nowadays, it is the most significant gay fetish event in the whole continent together with another fantastic event, the BLF or...

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Best areas to stay in Berlin

The best hotels to stay in Berlin plus a comprehensive guide of Berlin's prime areas divided in neighborhoods    Welcome to Fotostrasse’s comprehensive guide to the best areas to stay in Berlin, the best hotels and more. All the hotels and hostels we’ll show you here have been personally chosen and tested by us or our friends to ensure you’ll have a great time. We want to avoid traps, you know? Nothing worse than coming to a cool city like Berlin and having a bad experience with the place we are staying. This can ruin the whole trip....

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