Berlin Street Art – Project M/6

by Carsten on December 9, 2014

Two massive Murals were painted on a Wall at Bülowstraße 7 in Berlin, they are part of the One Wall Project and Project M/6 by Urban Nation, a company supporting international urban art and artists in Berlin.

A 20x15m mural of a vintage woman, created by dutch artist Handiedan and a golden eagle, a work out of hundreds of crossing lines, by chinese artist DALeast.

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Parrot Bebop Drone Event Berlin

by Carsten on November 27, 2014

Apparently, drones are the new thing and they are getting more and more popular around the globe. The French wireless products manufacturer Parrot hosted an event, to celebrate the German launch of its newest product, the Bebop Drone, on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at the Tempelhof Airport in Berlin.

We got invited to test-drive the new drone, flying through the check-in hall of Europe’s largest historical monument, controlling the drone whether with a tablet, the sky-controller or a Virtual Reality Headset.

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Jason Segel’s Nightmares!

by Carsten on November 18, 2014

Jason Segel, multitalented actor, writer, and musician, teamed up with New York Times bestselling author Kirsten Miller for his first middle-grade novel, Nightmares! (en)Die Schrecken der Nacht! (de) and to promote his creation he attended an autograph-session at Hugendubel KaDeWe on November 17, 2014 in Berlin.

The book is the first one in a trilogy about a boy named Charlie and a group of kids who must face their fears to save their town.

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25 Years Fall of the Berlin Wall Celebration

by Carsten on November 11, 2014

From November 7 – 9, 2014, the city of Berlin celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. A symbolic frontier of lights, the LICHTGRENZE, a line of 8,000 illuminated helium balloons along the 15 kilometer long path once occupied by the Berlin Wall, divided the city once again.

From the Oberbaumbrücke and its East Side Gallery, through Checkpoint Charlie, the Potsdamer Platz and Brandenburger Tor, up to the Bernauer Straße and Bornholmer Straße, which was, on November 9, 1989, the first checkpoint allowing people to pass through freely to West Berlin.

On November 9, all balloons were released into the Berlin night sky accompanied by the Staatskapelle Berlin playing “Ode An die Freude“.

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Festival of Lights 2014

by Carsten on October 22, 2014

Again this year and for the tenth time now, the Festival of Lights and the Berlin Shines Festival took place during the first three weeks in October.

National as well as international artists presented light installations which transformed the city into a huge stage, numerous landmarks, historical places, streets and other important buildings throughout the city were illuminated with different colors and videos.

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The KLB Open 2014, the biggest international Kite Landboarding Championship took place in the middle of Berlin, from October 03 – 05, on the Tempelhofer Feld, which is the largest inner city kite flying field in the world.

Over 50 contestants from all over Europe competed in three disciplines: Race, Freestyle and Hangtime and strong winds of up to 20 knots offered perfect conditions.

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The Fall of the Wall Exhibition Berlin

by Carsten on September 30, 2014

This year on November 09, Berlin will celebrate 25 years fall of the Berlin Wall. In preparation for this big event, the Potsdamer Platz Arkaden are hosting an exhibition about the Wall, the old GDR (DDR) times and the life in a city divided by stone.

Learn about the construction of the wall on August 13, 1961 – the life with and behind a wall, the diversity between east and west and the fall of the wall on November 09, 1989 – the Exhibition not only features a variety of photographs but also various historical objects.

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IFA14 – Consumer Electronics Unlimited

by Carsten on September 10, 2014

The world‘s leading trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances, the “Internationale Funkausstellung (International Radio Show)” or just IFA 2014 took place in Berlin this week.

Over 1000 exhibitors from over 30 countries presented a comprehensive display of consumer electronic products and services. Smartphones, Smart Watches, Smart TVs and Smart Washing Machines, this year with completely new buzzwords like “4k“, “UHD” and “Curved TV“.

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Sex Tape German Premiere Berlin

by Carsten on September 6, 2014

The German Premiere of Sex Tape took place on Friday, September 6, 2014 in Berlin’s Sony Center, with actress Cameron Diaz and actor Jason Segel.

They both play a couple which discovers, that their self made sex tape was accidentally uploaded to the cloud and sent to various tablets, leading to a series of awkward encounters and close calls.

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Ritz Carlton Berlin Celebrates 10th Anniversary

by Carsten on September 3, 2014

As part of the 10th anniversary, the Ritz Carlton, one of the most luxury hotels in Berlin, opened its doors to the public on August 30, 2014.

Visitors had the chance to participate in a guided tour through a suite and the club lounge, explore the foyer, the restaurant “Brasserie Desbrosses“, a restored french brasserie from the year 1875, the “Curtain Club“, a British Gentlemen-Bar named after the heavy curtains which separate the bar from the lobby and the Tea Lounge, for a classical afternoon tea ceremony, as well as the first floor with its many rooms and locations for meetings and parties.

The 70m high tower, which opened in January 2004, holds 303 rooms (including 40 suites) on 19 floors and is part of the Beisheim Center, a group of buildings located at the Potsdamer Platz in Berlin.

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