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Beyond Two Beers: Berliner vs Kindl & Sampling The Craft Beer Scene

May 1945. Berlin was a city of ghosts and ruins. Allied bombing had laid waste to vast swathes of the city centre, decimating the German capital’s infrastructure. Industry was crippled. Large-scale brewing operations had been torn apart by the high explosives that rained from the skies. In the years that immediately followed World War Two, though, […]

Eight Strangest Berlin Wall Escapes

As of Monday the 5th of February 2018, the Berlin Wall will have been down for longer than it stood: 28 years, 3 months, and 28 days. Erected on the 13th of August 1961, The Wall divided Berlin for 28 years during the Cold War and claimed the lives of, as official records currently state, […]

Zentralfriedhof Freidrichsfelde

Berlin Experiences founder, Matt, recently started contributing to the Atlas Obscura – here’s an interesting look at Berlin’s Zentralfriedhof Friedrichsfelde, also known as the Memorial to the Socialists: http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/memorial-to-the-socialists-zentralfriedhof-friedrichsfelde “Established in 1881, the Zentralfriedhof Friedrichsfelde was Berlin’s first non-denominational municipal graveyard – a pauper’s cemetery that would later become the final resting place for many of […]

Top Ten Must-See Berlin Museums

–  Berlin has museum culture at its heart. Radiating from an entire island in the centre of the city – complete with an ensemble of museums – chronicling six thousand years of human history. A vital constituent in the European narrative, it is not hard to argue the case that Berlin in its entirety is in-fact one huge open-air […]

The Essential Guide To Private Tours In Berlin

***DISCLAIMER*** For the record, I should state that I have worked as a guide offering private tours in Berlin for more than a decade. In the process, I’ve met thousands of wonderful people and worked alongside the best tour guides in the city. I’d like to say I’ve accumulated enough experience to have some useful […]

Ten Great Reasons To Tour The Berlin Wall In 2017

How absurd that of all the stunning buildings in Berlin – the triumphant Prussian Brandenburg Gate, the magnificent UNESCO-listed Museum Island – that the one landmark that has come to be synonymous with the name of the city is built of simple reinforced concrete. A monument to the ideological conflict of the Cold War that defined much […]

Dietrich at the Delphi – return of the Blue Angel

Archetypal femme-fatale famous for her husky German accent, vocal opposition to Nazism, and popularising the duct-tape facelift, Berlin’s own Marlene Dietrich returns to the silver screen once more this Friday (9th December), for a night at the gorgeous Ehemaliges Stummfilmkino Delphi courtesy of the Berlin Film Society. Directed by Billy Wilder, the 1948 romantic-comedy ‘A Foreign Affair’ tells […]

Look Inside: Behind The Scenes at BER

Mired in controversy, Berlin’s International Airport remains unfinished, more than five years after its planned opening. An absurd saga complete with malpractice, staggering incompetence, bribery, whistleblowing and organisational myopia.  As construction continues some 18 kilometres south of Berlin’s city centre, and the losses mount (with at least €1m bleeding away per day on a project currently more than […]

The City At Night: The Berliner Philharmonie

As the days continue to get shorter and we hurtle towards the Winter Solstice (December 21st), its time to whip out that camera and own the night. The hush of empty streets, the crisp cold air and the enchanting glow of electrical light framing the structures of the city. There is something inherently calming about photography at night. One […]