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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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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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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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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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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American muralist and street artist Tristan Eaton was invited to Berlin to paint a wall in Berlin’s Friedrichshain district.
The photo-realistic project is a reinterpretation of the 1958 released movie poster “Attack of the 50 Foot Woman” and is part of the One Wall project by UrbanNation.
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The new action movie Hercules, directed by Brett Ratner, celebrated its European Premiere at Berlin’s Sony Center on Thursday August 21. WWE star and main actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson together with Irina Shayk, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Aksel Hennie, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Reece Ritchie and also director Brett Ratner himself attended the premiere.
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GamesCom, the world’s biggest trade fair for interactive games and entertainment took place in Cologne, from August 13 – 17, 2014. 335.000 gamers, trade visitors and journalists traveled to Cologne’s fair grounds to celebrate the “next generation of gaming” with over 700 exhibitor from 47 different countries.
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This 32-meters-high mural was created by artists Addison Karl and James Bullough on a 500qm huge facade at Landsberger Allee and is therefore the biggest mural ever done in Berlin.
It took about 40 day and 300 spray cans to complete the project, a symbol for the diversity and community in city.
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Evidence, the Exhibition by famous Chinese artist Ai WeiWei, was held in Berlin from April 03 – July 13, 2014. With works that have never before been shown in Germany, the exhibition featured three decades of Ai WeiWei’s career in 18 different rooms (3,000 m²). It was the largest exhibition Ai WeiWei has ever done. Part of the works were developed only for Berlin.
Ai, who was kept in a cell illegally for 81 days in a secret prison (see below) where the light was switched on for 24 hours a day and is currently a prisoner of his own country and isn’t allowed to leave, designed this political exhibition especially for Berlin in his simple and spacious studio in the rural outskirts of Beijing
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