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David Bowie Berlin Concert 1987: The Glass Spider Tour in front of the Reichstag

When David Bowie died, in early 2016, we were not surprised to read a tweet from the German Foreign Office mentioning how he helped bring down the Berlin Wall. We read it and started looking for a David Bowie Berlin Concert so we could see him in action. One of the first items we found was the Glass Spider Tour of 1987 that became legendary for a lot of reasons. Some say it was the worst tour Bowie ever did. Below we’re going to explain you this concert in Berlin. In June 1987, David Bowie performed in front of...

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Knut and Friends: The story of a polar bear in the Berlin Zoo

When I think about the Berlin Zoo, one thing comes to my mind, and it’s the polar bear called Knut. Born in December 2006, Knut was a polar bear born in the Berlin Zoo that became so popular that his presence increased zoo attendance by 30%. Yeah, everybody loved Knut, but he is not longer with us. His sad story is one of the reasons why I believe the documentary Knut and Friends is something that every animal lover should watch. Knut and Friends tell the story of Knut, the famous polar bear from the Berlin Zoo, and shows...

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Berlin Riots: The 1953 Uprising of Workers in East Germany

If you ever wondered why Strasse des 17. Juni has its name, you have to watch this short movie from British Pathé from the Berlin Riots of 1953. This short movie is not a documentary but a newsreel report about the uprising of workers against the Communist Regime in East Germany. This is the real deal, not an interpretation of what happened. If you don’t know what was happening back on June 17th, 1953, let us try to explain to you. The Second World War ended a few years before and Germany was split into 4 areas. The largest...

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Where did David Bowie live in Berlin?

During the seventies, Berlin was a city scarred by a war and by a wall the split it in half. This was the city where David Bowie and Iggy Pop decided to live, trying to escape the drug culture of Los Angeles. But where did David Bowie live in Berlin? During the time of singles like Golden Years and Fame, David Bowie was living on the commercial success of his Thin White Duke period. But he wasn’t happy. His behavior was growing erratic and he blamed his drug addiction. And he wanted to change his life, he wanted to...

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Total Records: The Art of Vinyl & Photography at C/O Berlin

Total Records: The Art of Vinyl & Photography From December 2016 to the end of April 2017 at C/O Berlin ; Without its cover, an album is just a black vinyl disc. But, with its cover, it becomes something magical that captures our eyes and turns music into something more. You don’t even need to close your eyes to remember four guys walking in a crosswalk, a baby under water trying to catch a dollar bill, a yellow banana… Everybody knows what are those and this is why Total Records at C/O Berlin is such an interesting exhibition. For...

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Verkehrskanzel: Berlin’s Only Traffic Control Pulpit Left from the Fifties

I have been to West Berlin a few hundred times but, for me, that part of the city is still a mystery. Sometimes you look into a different direction and something completely new pops up before your eyes. This is what happened to me one day when I left Kurfürstendamm U-Bahn and looked up at the subway exit at Joachimstaler Strasse. There was a prismatic building looking over the street and I had no idea what is was. After some online research, a name came to me: Verkehrskanzel. Located in Kurfüstendamm, the Verkehrskanzel is the last surviving traffic tower in...

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How living in Berlin can make you a better person

Moving to Berlin was something that changed my life completely. I didn’t know that before coming here and I wasn’t ready for all of this. But, living in Berlin changed my habits, my way of seeing things and I’m pretty sure I’m not the same guy that left Brazil anymore. And I blame Berlin for that. Maybe it’s just living abroad. Maybe it’s Germany. But I prefer to believe that living in Berlin is the reason why I believe I became a better person, somehow. Below you can take a look at some of the reasons why I believe...

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Berlin from Above: The Amazing View from the Park Inn Hotel Alexanderplatz Viewing Platform

—What if I told you that the best place to see Berlin from above is not the on the huge TV Tower in the middle of Alexanderplatz? It might sound weird at first but it makes a lot of sense after you think about it. Do you want to take pictures of Berlin with its main tourist spot in there right? So, you need to go somewhere where the TV Tower can be seen. Somewhere as tall as the tower but way less crowded. That place exists and it is the Park Inn Hotel Alexanderplatz Viewing Platform and I...

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