Craft beers are conquering hearts and tastes all over the planet. More popular then ever they are a sing of a finer appreciation of the old beloved liquid bread. As the capital of one of world’s most famous beer cultures, Berlin offers a young and exciting Craft Beer Scene with rapid development and good taste. Continue reading
Really close to the “Admiralbrücke”, a small bridge that attracts hedonists every sunset, there is a charming Iberian restaurant called Picoteo. Located in a green and quiet corner of Kreuzberg, the restaurant is a hidden treasure well known by locals. With a warm service and a great wine selection, the menu offers the best Spanish and Portuguese specialties, the freshest seafood and the best paella in town. From the tapas, our absolute favorites are the pimientos de padrón and the queso de cabra con miel y hierbas. Continue reading
For the empowerment of the independent art scene
Coming up next week Nuestro Barrio, an exchange project between the independent art scenes in Mexico City and Berlin, brings a great agenda to think, experience and understand the importance of autonomous art projects and places inside our community and cityscape.
The summer season is open! And with it our special services are back on track. Besides the famous ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BURGER BBQ taking place every Friday afternoon in our Amstel backyard, we have prepared a brand new Walking Tour. Guided by the sweet Ana, the best Berlin walking tour leaves every Saturday morning from the hostel and goes through the following sightseeing’s: Continue reading
This coming weekend Berlin hosts a very cute event. One of city’s most beloved postcards turns into an outdoor art market, where the work of over 100 international artists is presented, performances take place and the whole street is colored by passersby. It is Open Air Gallery again, single event of the year in which the famous Oberbaumbrücke – bridge that connects the two alternative neighborhoods of Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg – is closed for pedestrians only. Continue reading
HOT HOT HOT: here comes the sun! And once again Berlin – in its most sublime state – turns into a stage of joy. In celebration to the long days, to the warm nights and all the cheerful glow of the season we have prepared a list with 10 things to do in Berlin in summer. Let the season began.
1- Go swimming in a lake
Berlin has water everywhere. Besides the river Spree and its many canals there are over 70 clean lakes refreshing around. In the inner city or at the outskirts, for the shy ones who prefere clothes on or for those fans of nudism, to hide or to been seen, there are lakes for all tastes. Continue reading
Berlin has a long migration history that seems luckily never to cease. More than fifteen percent of the population is foreign from over 190 countries. Whit its tolerant, libertarian and creative disposition the city keeps attracting people from all around the world. The result is a living multiculturalism full of possibilities, a heterogeneous city that not only respects but especially celebrates diversity and all the wealth that comes with it.
A big example of this is the up coming beloved event Karneval der Kulturen (Carnival of Cultures), a four-day urban festival that reflects Berlin’s many faces. From 13th to 16th of May the street of Kreuzberg are taken as stage for all forms of cultural expressions in a free and open program that attracts annually a plural crowd of over 1.3 million people. Continue reading
Berlin is blooming, temperatures are rising and the city begins to stir. If you are planning to come soon here are 10 great things to do in Berlin in spring:
1- Have an afternoon drink at the Klunkerkranich Bar
This roof top bar in Neukölln offers a great view over the city and yummy drinks to accompanied it. Film screenings, DJs and live music are part of their program. Open daily from early afternoon until late at night. Continue reading
International Festival and Conference on Contemporary Character Design
This weekend is the 12th Pictoplasma Berlin 2016 to bring – as every year – more color and forms to the Berlin Spring. This cool International Festival and Conference on Contemporary Character Design showcases the latest trends in fine urban arts, illustration, animation film and graphic design, focusing this year at the character’s overall posture and attitude, bringing up the question: How does their appearance create personality and enable them to show character? Continue reading
As an important pole of criticism to capitalism and as a host of countless autonomous groups, Berlin has always been committed to the workers fight. Therefor the Labor Day, celebrated internationally on May 1, is a special deal in the city.
Since 2003 a huge anti-violence party takes place in the alternative and famous neighborhood of Kreuzberg. Organized by its own network and a broad coalition of residents, traders and civic initiatives, Myfest takes place from 11:30a.m until night and attracts people from all over the city in a colorful and public festival. Streets around Kottbusser Tor, Heinrichplatz and Oranienstraße are closed, giving space to many stages where DJs, Bands, performers and comedians present. Street tends over the sidewalks offer all kinds of culinary delights and drinks for fair prices. Continue reading