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Nightlife in Berlin

Nightlife in Berlin

There's no where in the world that can compete with Berlin when it comes to the sheer diversity of it's nightlife. Berlin is arguably the hippest…

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The Berlin Wall

The Berlin Wall

Construction began on The Berlin Wall early in the morning of Sunday, August 13, 1961. It was a desperate - and effective - move by the GDR (German…

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Kreuzberg District in Berlin

Kreuzberg District in Berlin

Much like the city of Berlin itself, Kreuzberg is a district of contrasts. In the east, a punk rock attitude remains where artists rub shoulders with…

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The Death of Dance?

The Death of Dance?

Click on Love Parade to read about the event's triumphant return, or read on for a full history... The biggest dance event in the world peaked in…

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Painting The Town Pink!

Painting The Town Pink!

Berlin has a long, if not uninterrupted reputation for tolerance, which stretches as far back as King Frederick the Great in the 18th Century. The…

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Take Me To Mitte, Bitte

Take Me To Mitte, Bitte

Berlin is comprised of many districts, each with their own unique atmosphere and claims to fame, but if you only have time to explore one of the…

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Museumsinsel - Berlin's Museum Island

Museumsinsel - Berlin's Museum Island

Berlin, quite conveniently for visitors, has much of its cultural attractions within a few blocks around Unter den Linden in the central Mitte…

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The Love is back...

The Love is back...

What kind of cynical, pessimistic folk could ever have written off the Love Parade... Ok, ok, we admit it! The Berlin Life team thought that the Love…

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Europe's Biggest Department Store

Europe's Biggest Department Store

Officially continental Europe's largest department store, the KaDeWe or Kaufhaus des Westens will, in 2007 celebrate 100 years of business and is…

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Symbol of Berlin

Symbol of Berlin

Paris has the Eiffel Tower, London has Big Ben, and Moscow has Red Square. But, in the heart of Berlin, it is the Brandenburg Gate that is…

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Grin and Bear It...

Grin and Bear It...

The Berlin International Film Festival - also known as The Berlinale - has become one of the film industry's most prestigious annual events.…

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Poor But Sexy Berlin!

Poor But Sexy Berlin!

Despite being the capital of Germany, ironically Berlin is probably the least German of all the major cities of this great nation. Divided in two…

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Popkomm Festival

Popkomm Festival

The world's largest music fair has been a prime feature of Berlin's calendar since 2004 when the city sneakily stole the event from Cologne. In fact…

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Christmas Markets in Berlin

Christmas Markets in Berlin

Christmas is a big deal in Berlin, and every district in the city celebrates with its own little Christmas Market selling handicrafts and mulled wine…

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Celebrate the summer solstice

Celebrate the summer solstice

As the days are getting longer in Berlin, city dwellers tend to hustle on the streets and populate the open-air spots to enjoy a drink, to divert…

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Plastic Surgery in Berlin

Plastic Surgery in Berlin

Germany is known for the quality and craftsmanship that goes into the products it manufactures. From Mercedes Benz automobiles to Meissen Porcelain…

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German Food

German Food

Over its long and turbulent history, Germany's cuisine has grown and transformed significantly, and it continues to do so even today. Each region in…

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Tiergarten Park in Berlin

Tiergarten Park in Berlin

It's easy to get lost for hours wandering the Tiergarten's countless paths, creeks, and islands, but then again, it is one of Europe's largest urban…

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Beating the blockade

Beating the blockade

Once in a while somebody would be in the right place at the right time, and an American soldier would press a piece of fruit into grateful…

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