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Exploring Berlin City West in 48 Hours of Art, Design and Great Food

48 Hours in Berlin City West Exploring the west part of Berlin in 48 Hours of Art, Design and Great Food ; When you live in Berlin, you end up exploring the same neighborhoods all the time. It’s easier like that, but you might miss a lot of great spots. To fix this, I decided to explore a famous part of Berlin that I usually don’t visit often. Because of my lack of knowledge, I decided to spend 48 hours in Berlin City West just to see what could I see and do in one of the most famous...

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If Walls Could Talk… — A Meat Mural by Marcus Haas where the Berlin Wall used to be

If you are a walk along where the Berlin Wall used to be around Bernauer Strasse, you will see a meat mural that might be our favorite street art piece in Berlin. This enormous painting shows the side of buildings being cut by a large knife with the shape of the city being represented in some white tissue. For us, this shows how the Berlin Wall was a scar running along the city. It all came to be in the summer of 2016 when there was a call for submissions for a mural. The theme was “If walls could...

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The Best Photo Spots in Berlin: Where to take pictures in the German Capital

If you’re like us, you travel with a camera and carry it all the time. With smartphones becoming cheaper, everybody takes a camera with them, but we only see selfies everywhere. Because of all this, it became hard to surprise somebody with travel pictures since most people only go to the same places and take the same pictures. But we’re here to solve this problem with our list of the best photo spots in Berlin. Most people come to Berlin and visit the same places. This is one of the reasons why we started Fotostrasse. We want to bring...

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Why you need to visit the Olympiastadion Berlin even if you don’t care about sports

Olympiastadion Berlin is the largest stadium in Germany, and it has a, somewhat, dark history to it since it was originally built for the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics. That one where the Nazi Party decided to show what they were all about when it comes to propaganda. Nowadays the stadium is the home ground from Hertha BSC, Berlin’s most famous football team. All this history is, for me, what makes the Olympiastadion such an unusual place: the mixture of its dark history and its brilliant present. This is why a visit to the Olympiastadion is such an interesting one....

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What to do in Berlin with Tulio – Going Local in Berlin

I am Tulio and I’m here to give you tips on what to do in Berlin. I am originally from the middle of nowhere in the heart of Brazil. A place I call the “Texas of Brazil” given its backward mentality. I have lived all over, but Nothern California and São Paulo were the two places I lived the longest after I left my hometown. I studied Law, but that obviously was not for me. So I moved to Cali where I went to grad school for Marketing and Strategy. Got hired out of Business School from a giant...

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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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