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.
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.
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“.
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.
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.
In Berlin, people do things differently, if you want to watch the World Cup with your friends but are too lazy to get up from your sofa, you just combine both.
The Stadion An der Alten Försterei (eng: Stadium near the old Forester’s house) has been transformed into the World’s largest living room (about 3500m²) for the duration of the World Cup.
The Stadium, which is home to the football club 1. FC Union Berlin, holds over 750 sofas and up to 12,000 people can watch the World Cup together, whether its from your own sofa or from one of three open stands.
A former Soviet space capsule was exhibited at the Jüdische Mädchenschule in Berlin from April 4-7. The capsule, named Vozvrashchayemyi Apparat, is scheduled to be sold at auction in Brussels on May 7.
The 1850kg heavy device, which could carry three astronauts, went to the moon and back two times in the late 1970s. Two Sokol-KV2 Space Suits were also displayed together with the interior electronics.
A new shopping mall opened its doors to the public today in Berlin, located in the western area of downtown Berlin (near Kurfürstendamm), next to the Berlin Zoo, the newly reopened Zoo Palast and facing the new Waldorf Astoria Hotel.
The Bikini Berlin is Berlin’s first Concept Mall, on about 17,000m², you can find a collection of carefully selected and perfectly matched boutiques, concept and flagship stores as well as restaurants and service providers.
You also have a great view on Berlin’s Zoo and its animal kingdom through a panoramic window while drinking a coffee at the bar or enjoying the sun on the terrace.
Converse, a sneakers brand owned by Nike, hosted an interactive Street-Art Event, the #Clashwall #Berlin. People had the chance to submit their own creations for a huge street art mural live-painting by street artists Wurstbande, Gogoplata and Rylsee, on a house front at Torstraße 86 in Berlin.
It’s Earth Hour around the World and millions of people in over 7000 cities in 150 countries across all 7 continents are switching their lights off for an hour to raise awareness for the planet.
In Berlin, the Brandenburger Tor went completely dark for an hour, together with other famous Landmarks throughout the city and the WWF-Youth performed a special Black-light-Show, forming the words “Earth Hour 2014” and other names and places chosen by the audience.