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Urban View – Berlin 2013

10 Nov

A selection of black and white images taken throughout the year 2013 in Berlin

copyright Jessica Weber

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Last Chance to see the Sauerkraut Varieté

8 Mar
The Sauerkraut Varieté a circus night with a twist.
 
We went to see  it last week and it was so much fun!! 
The show closes this weekend, so don't miss it!
 This Friday until Sunday from 8pm inclusive 
5 Courses in a cup
 ( yes, so don't forget to bring a cup and a spoon)
Circus tent Cabuwazi, Wienerstr. 59h, beside the 
Spreewaldbad ,Görlitzer Park, Kreuzberg, Berlin 
More info here: Berlin Lacht

sauerkraut-flyer-2013

by Jessica Weber

by Jessica Weber

Pictures by Jessica Weber of Hacki, Doro und Frau Schalupke from the Sauerkraut Varieté

First Signs of Spring – Weissensee, Berlin

7 Mar
The Ice is melting, the sun is finally shining, first signs
 of flowers starting to bloom and the ducks are out. It can 
 only mean one thing, Spring is in the air! 
Here are some impressions of the beginnings of
 Spring taken at the Weissensee, Berlin 06.03.2013
Beginnings of Springtime in Berlin, Weissensee

Beginnings of Springtime in Berlin, Weissensee

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All images taken by Jessica Weber with Canon G12

Pret A Diner, Berlin

20 Jan

A dining experience not to be missed! Pret a Diner is a food and lifestyle concept that pops up in various cities, including Berlin, London, Munich and Frankfurt. The Diner locations are usually in unconventional buildings or spaces such as, old cinemas or on the roof of a skyscraper for example. Pret A Diner is now back in Berlin at the ‘Alte Münze’ at the Kroegel 2.  The ‘Alte Münze‘ is a  former state mint, where various German currencies from the Reichsmark to the Euro were printed.

The location, concept and high quality of food provide an unforgettable experience. An exclusive evening, attendance is via invitation only, so if you fancy trying to snap up  one of the hottest tickets in the city, visit the website and send ‘Pret A Diner’ an email at : http://www.pretadiner.com/inthemix/index.php

Be quick though, Pret a Diner will close down again and relocate somewhere else by the 20th Feb. 2012

Art in the Street- Warschauer Straße

27 Dec

Art in the Street – Warschauer Straße

Go Climbing in Berlin

20 Dec
Video from Adrian Kawaley-Lathan
 

One thing I loved doing as a young girl was climb, trees, rocks, anything really. I could climb for hours and imagine all sorts of magical worlds I was climbing through. So when I was asked by a friend to relive my childhood dream and go climbing my answer was ‘yes’. I started climbing again a few months ago in Berlin and I can say ‘it Rocks!!’ (Sorry). Not only is it a great way to stay fit and socialize but you also get a strange feeling of achievement anytime you manage to overcome your fears and make it to the top. There are many climbing walls indoors and outdoors around Berlin, but the one I have been to is the climbing wall at ‘ The Kegel’ in Friedrichshain, Berlin. Der Kegel has the highest climbing wall in Berlin at 18.70 m. Although you can only go to that height  if you climb with a harness and rope. For those who are not quite that brave yet, you can  go bouldering indoors on  many climbing walls with a soft padded floor underneath, in case you fall.

For the day you pay 6  or 4.50 for students and 1.50 for the shoes. It’s open from Mo. 2pm-11pm , Tues.- Fr. 12am-11pm and Sat and Sun. 10am-11pm. It’s usually quite busy and you can have a great buzz with friends and interact and have fun with the other climbers too. You might even pick up a few insider tips from the pros!  I recommend that after your hard work you go across to the ‘Spaeti’ (corner shop) and get yourself a well deserved Jaegerbomb or a beer to celebrate your achievements (That’s what we do anyway). You can really spend hours climbing, as it doesn’t seem like hard work at the time, and it is lots of fun. I will warn you, though, that after the first time you will be very sore for at least 4 days, you may feel a bit sorry for yourself. However it won’t put you off and once you get back to climb the next hurdle and get to the top, it will all feel worth it again.

Der Kegel
Revaler Str. 99
10245 berlin
Kegelfon: 030 6676 6837
info@derkegel.de

Sundays? Sorted! – Mauerpark

12 Dec

Sundays? Sorted!

In recent years, as more and more of us feel the need to get away from the monotony of everyday life as often as we possibly can, and since the advent of low cost airlines has brought, to the lion’s share of us at least, the ability to travel further afield than we may have done in the past, we have witnessed the rise of the “City Break”.  The practice of whisking yourself and your friends/loved ones off to somewhere new and interesting for the weekend is by no means new, it is however, no longer the reserve of the well to do few, it is enjoyed by more and more of us year on year.

There are many cities that you may choose as a destination for a long weekend, Prague, Vienna, Paris even, but may I make a suggestion? If I were you, I would definitely try Berlin first. Not only does it have a hugely significant role in the turbulent history of Europe, fabulous architecture, countless museums and art galleries, and breath-taking scenery, but also, a wealth of cool bars, great restaurants, a vibrant, happening night life and club scene and bags of atmosphere ta boot.

Now, all of us know that one of the main hazards we encounter on a weekend break in a city is, how to spend a Sunday? Often the final day of a trip and more often than not, entered into with, shall we say, a slightly fragile disposition, it’s invariably a difficult day to fill satisfactorily, especially when travelling with a group, be they family or friends. Well, worry not, Berlin has the answer to this particular problem too.

Upon finding yourself in Berlin on a Sunday with little inclination as to what to do, you can do nothing better than head to one of the flea markets (Flohmarkt). The biggest of these is in the Tiergarten, however, they can be found all over the city so there is bound to be one in close proximity to where you are staying, simply ask around. One of the best is situated beside Mauerpark (so called because it is right on the border where the Berlin Wall was erected) in the Prenzlauer Berg district. The market itself is huge and encompasses all manner of products, many local businesses are represented, as well as plenty of independent stalls and it’s possible to purchase anything from bespoke lampshades to designer T-shirts to used furniture and, most importantly for me, tons of vinyl


The atmosphere is friendly and bustling, with many people, Berliners and tourists alike, enjoying a “Sunday Social”. As with everywhere in Berlin, there is plenty of food and drink on offer, with at least four different beer gardens and bars, some with live music or DJs. There are  grills serving Bratwurst, steaks and fish, as well as numerous stalls selling everything from pancakes to Turkish Pizza, and like most places in Berlin, all at a very reasonable price.

Directly beside the market is the Mauerpark itself and if you don’t fancy wandering round the market stalls, it’s worth grabbing a beer and going for a stroll round there instead/as well. Unlike some other cities I know of, Berliners use their Sundays to get out and socialise, so, you will find the park busy, even in winter, with lots of different people enjoying various different activities with their friends. Some of the things I’ve witnessed in the Mauerpark on a Sunday have included;  a brass band playing 80s TV theme tunes, amateur tightrope walkers practicing between the trees, an electric violinist, an outdoor public karaoke event with an audience of hundreds, a rock band, and, what looked like Morris Dancers, to name but a few. On top of all this revelry of course, there are plenty of people out with their kids or just sitting around picnicking with friends, making the most of their day.

The relaxed vibe makes the whole flea market experience thoroughly enjoyable. The market at Mauerpark is so big and has so many different things going on, attracting so many different kinds of people, both in the market itself and in the park next door, that you are bound to enjoy yourself no matter what kind of mood you are in. It is the perfect way to spend the final day of a city break or any other Sunday in Berlin, and an easy way to pick up any last minute presents, either for friends, or for yourself.

Mauerpark, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin

 

Christmas Sale- Kater Holzig

8 Dec

Kater Holzig is hosting a Christmas Sale this 
Friday the 9th and Saturday the 10th from   
1pm-9pm.
 Featuring Berlin designers , live music, food and booze. 
http://www.katerholzig.de/programm/ 

It’s a great excuse to buy a Christmas present for yourself!!


							

International Comedy Film Festival

7 Dec

Check out the International Film Festival

From the 7th-14th of December

Filmtheater am Friedrichshain
Bötzowstraße 1-5
10407 Berlin

030 – 42 84 51 88

http://www.comedyfilmfestival.de/

Art in the Streets- Invalidenstrasse

7 Dec

Invalidenstrasse, Berlin

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