Eavesdropping Berlin

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Category Archives: History

The Dirty South in Berlin

Dirty South is a new addition to the fast evolving American/Tex-Mex food scene here in Berlin. But unlike most Tex-Mex joints and their tequila neon signs, sombreros & tacky Americana memorabilia, this tiny … Continue reading

March 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

My Relationship with Karl-Marx Allee

My first trek along Karl-Marx Allee almost 7 years ago was totally intimidating. I was on foot, walking from Alexanderplatz to Warshauerstr. I remember being awed by the Stalinist architecture … Continue reading

March 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Berlin Stolpersteine

Stolpersteine (or “stumbling blocks”) are the the brass cobblestones you find in front of buildings all over Berlin. They are the work of artist Gunter Demnig, who first developed the idea for … Continue reading

March 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

A drink at Würgeengel

Dresdener Straße, right next to the (notorious) Kottbusser Tor, is fricking amazing. There are a bunch of great places all squished together on this tiny street. Within 80 meters, there … Continue reading

February 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Berlin: Metropolis of Vice

Documentary series of 3 programmes produced by the Canadian Public Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). The whole series looks at Paris, Berlin and Shanghai between the wars. Here the video for Berlin … Continue reading

February 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Berlin Hotels: The Unusual

Here is part 2 of the 4-part Hotels in Berlin series. In this post, I will present a small selection of hotels that channel the unusual side of Berlin, nostalgia for … Continue reading

February 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Berlin Hotels: The Swanky

When a visitor first comes to Berlin they can easily be thrown off by the empty spaces, the large run down areas, the weird cold new architecture in the government … Continue reading

February 20, 2012 · Leave a comment