Yearly Archives: 2011

New Year’s Eve in Berlin

the official party at Brandenburg Gate Also this year Berlin will host one of the world’s largest New Year’s Eve parties. The event will take place downtown Berlin on an area over two kilometers long, between two renowned  landmarks: the Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor) and the Victory Column (Siegessäule). With over a million visitors, dozends […]

Berlin under construction: Kunsthalle, Library, Autobahn

Slowly but surely first rumors/reports about the coalition talks between Conservatives and Social Democrats are leaking, According to the media recent talks between SPD and CDU were focusing on plans to build a new public art gallery – the Berlin Kunsthalle – and a new public library – the “Metropolen Bibliothek” – the latter to […]

Kastanienallee is a treasure! Keep it as it is!

Today is another “day of action” against the re-construction Kastanienallee in on the schedule: meet friends, see bands, drink a drink, and sign the petition against the demolition  of Prenzlauer Berg’s eye candy street #1 – also known as Casting Allee..:). Currently some 7000 people have already signe the petition – another 3000 would be […]

50 years of Berlin Wall

As you might know: today 50 years ago, on August 13th, 1961 East German soldiers and workers began to build the Berlin Wall. For the Western World this came as a complete surprise. Not only had Walter Ulbricht, head of East Germany’s government in those days, only weeks before said “Nobody would intend to build […]