Author: Felipe Tofani

Popraci Neukolln 2017: When we pushed rolls of Hay around Neukölln dressed with Black Metal war paint

Neukölln is a weird place in Berlin. At first glance, the neighborhood looks like a clash of cultures or, maybe, the future of Germany. But, in the back streets, you can find a glimpse of the past, and this is called Popraci, a hay roll race that has been happening for ten years yet most people don’t even know it exists. Fotostrasse got together with a few friends and put a team to race in this year Popraci Neukolln 2017, and here you can read everything about it. We have been following Popraci in Neukölln for a couple of...

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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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Going Local in London with Zainab Mohiuddin

Zainab Mohiuddin is a newbie blogger at Discover With Zainab and proud to be born and bred in Streatham, South London. These days she spends her time globetrotting and collecting stories and myths about the places she visits. Catch up with her discoveries on her website; we know you will like it. Going Local in London with Zainab Mohiuddin Have a picnic in Morden Hall Park Morden is right at the end of the Northern Line on the London Underground, and so many tourists don’t stop there. But Morden Hall Park is the absolute best place for an English...

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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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Going Local with Callan in Cape Town

Callan was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. But he got a case of itchy feet and decided to try his luck in Seoul, the capital of South Korea. He stayed there for three years and found an excellent wife in the city. After a while, they landed in Singapore, and they liked it so much that it became their home base for all the adventures they have around the world. Callan writes a blog showcasing how awesome Singapore is and all the quick getaways that are available close by if you are living or traveling there....

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The Abandoned Freibad Wernersee

Far away from the tourists the flock Berlin there is a neighborhood called Kaulsdorf. It’s there that you will find the lonely hippo known as Knautschke after a famous hippo that was born in the Berlin Zoo back in 1943. Knautschke has the entire Freibad Wernersee to himself but, when I was there, I didn’t see he enjoying much of it. Maybe it was cold; maybe it was the fact that the pool was frozen. Maybe he was just waiting for a time where he would have company, but this will, probably, never happen. Freibad Wernersee was closed in...

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