The Swimming Ice Rink

It’s winter and ice skating is pretty common at this season, so I took my skates and went to the Jannowitzbrücke in Berlin-Mitte. One of the national broadcasters, the rbb, created there a wonderful ice rink… on a ship, swimming on the spree.

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Berlin’s Trash(y) Christmas Tree


As Berlin is a city of art, it is quite easy to find strange things, like this 12-metre-tall, fire spitting, metal Tannenbaum (en: Christmas Tree) in front of the Europa Center at Breitscheidplatz. The Tannenbaum, which blasts flames into the sky every 30 minutes, is named “Traffic Tree” and is Berlin’s newest attraction when it comes to Christmas trees.

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Traffic Lights Exhibition Berlin

Ever wondered how the traffic lights in Spain, Denmark or China look like? Now it’s time to find out. The East Berlin “Traffic Light Man” (Ger: Ampelmännchen) and thirty different friends from around the world celebrating the 50. Anniversary of the East Berlin Traffic Light Man by holding an exhibition at Berlin’s Monbijou Park till January 2012.

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