Yearly Archives: 2013

first Pictoplasma 2014 artists and speakers announced

It’s Pictoplasma’s 10 year anniversary next year – and the first round of artists and speakers for the 2014 Pictoplasma Berlin Festival and Conference 2014 was just announced. And all the characters are probably already excited to celebrate and rock the Babylon from 30 April – 4 May 2014. From their website: “5 Inspiring Days With Conference […]

Information Pavilion at Airport Tempelhof

The airport is closed, the green is open to the public. But what are the future plans for the “Tempelhofer Feld”? Now there is a new information pavilion – an info-box located near the main entrance, providing information about the future use case scenarios of the airport’s taxiway area. And since the hottest topic probably currently […]

Berlin Christmas Markets

It’s this time of the year, that not only christmas markets are popping up here and there and everyhwere, but also aticles and blog posts about christmas markets. Why? Because it’s this time of the year…:) In case you’re not aware of the german tradition of christmas markets, here’s a short intoduction: about a month […]

RIP Kadir Nurman – inventor of the Döner Kebab

There are things, that you probably think of that they would always have been. The Disco Ball is such a thing – and also Curry Wurst and Döner Kebab. And actually surprisingly quite many things were invented in Berlin – at least all the three things mentioned before are a.f.a.I.k. Berlin inventions. Sometimes it’s not […]

S-Bahn disrupt between Nordbahnhof and Anhalter Bahnhof

There’s just another big gap in the north-south connection: after work was completed and U6 is back in operation, now the S-Bahn is disrupted between Nordbahnhof and Anhalter Bahnhof. The construction work on the north-south connection will be split in two mayor phases: first from November 22nd until December 9th – and then again in […]

everyday life in East Germany – new permanent exhibition

Since last Friday (November 15th) Berlin has a new permanent exhibition, addressing everyday life in East Germany before 1990. How was life in communist Germany? What did people read, write, what movies did they watch? Over 600 square meters of exhibition space offer an insight into work culture, weekend activities, leisure etc. of back then […]

public transport: U6 is back

Finally, after 16 months the disruption of U-Bahn line U6 is over. No more “Pendelverkehr”, no more walking between Friedrichstrasse and Französische Strasse. Just jump on that train and non-stop travel across the city. The disruption was necessary to make work on the new U-Bahn station Unter den Linden possible, where good old U6 and […]