Since 1988, women in Berlin have the option of their own Turkish bath. Situated in the building of the former Schokoladenfabrik (confused by the name I was almost sure that I can also pay a visit to a chocolate factory..), the hamam - or the Turkish bath - is a place where only women are allowed. The first of this kind in Germany, one day the week, on Thursday it opens the door to children.
It is a non-pretentious place, with a small interior garden where to relax in the sun, a colourful corner where t... read more »
An invitation to chess, at the library
Since the beginning of the year, the market of luxury hotels in Berlin has a new competitor: Waldorf Astoria, the first hotel of the chain inaugurated in Germany. The hotel, official partner of the Fashion Week, is designed in the Art Deco style and targets mostly the high-end business sector. The majority of guests till now are Americans on the road in Europe, German businessmen, Israelis, Russians and UAE citizens.
Would you dream about a high-end treatment?
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When you don't have too much time to spend in Berlin, you need guidance. Especially if you are an art lover, you may want to see the best and as a creative person, from a different perspective. Leslie Vettermann from Kustwege offers a different category of tours for the tourists interested in the classy Berlin.
- What kind of tours do you offer? What does it mean an art tour in Berlin? Do you also include galleries?
Kunstwege Berlinoffers different kind of tours – tours through museums like the Brück... read more »
I am for a long time admirer of the colourful works of Paul Klee and I am very interested in the Bauhaus movement so it was only a matter of time till I would visit the new exhibition from Martin Gropius Bau. The event took place yesterday and I was really happy to enjoy the colours, the maze of colours and the long journeys that Johannes Itten and Paul Klee went through in a crazy century. I am not extremely happy of the comparative type of exhibitions when you are like forced to find out the similariti... read more »
Summer is a great occasion to discover new places and spots in the city. As someone who does not like winter, cold and rain at all, I prefer to use the short summer time in Berlin to walk around as much as possible and get the best view of every old and new corner.
The official opening took place on 6 July 2010
For a couple of weeks already I want to focus on George Grosz Square on Ku'damm. Grosz was the Toulouse Lautrec of a city going through crazy times. The irony of his drawings put him on the bla... read more »
To be honest, I did not appreciate too much the advantage of living quite close from the lovely Tiergarten area. It is a gorgeous natural spot in the middle of the busy city, where you can spend hours walking, jogging or biking. During the weekend it may be crowded, especially during the summer when many are picknicking or reading on the grass or sunbathing - some of them exposing various degrees ofnakedness- but during the morning, all you can find are tourists, busy people commuting at work Berlin-styl... read more »
It is nothing new if I say that I went all over the world and saw many hotels and nice places and I even spent a good slice of my life in hotels of various stars and budgets. And continuing by saying that Das Stue is one of the best I've seen in years, is stereotypical again. Instead, I will say that during the nearly 60 minutes I've spent touring the hotel I felt at home. A big, elegant and welcoming home, where I will recommend to stay to all my friends visiting Berlin. The name of the hotel - 'living ... read more »
Welcome in the world of Dali
As a teenager, I was passionate about Dali and did not miss any opportunity to visit any temporary or permanent exhibition set up in the towns I was visiting or living. I went to one in Vienna and even went to Figueras and took a look at the spectacular castle dedicated to Gala.
Unaware about the dispute with Gala Foundation, I avoided to see the permanent exhibition in Berlin, because I felt that I grew up and I needed somehow a big break from Dali and from surrealism in ... read more »
One of the five-star curry place in Berlin
Wherever you go, at least in Berlin, one may see more fastfoods than in Texas. No wonder, as one of the creators of the concepts in Europe were the German brothers August and Carl Aschinger that moved from Swabia to Berlin in 1892 and by 1900 they already had a network of 30 fastfood points in Berlin.
You are about to leave the Checkpoint Curry
There is more than hotdog and hamburgers to buy, but nothing has less success than the currywurst. I do not have a... read more »
Right in the middle of the fancy heart of the high-class shopping district in Berlin, on Ku'damm 225, a oasis of colours and gift ideas, at affordable prices compared to the average of prices displayed by other shops around. It is called Pylones and it comes from Paris.
An invitation to more colours
At the first sight, the collection of colours - from toasters to hair brushes and animal head - shaped plates - does look aggressive and a little bit kitsch. However, if you have the time and look at each ... read more »