Bernauer Straße – The Berlin Wall Memorial

The Bernauer Straße is a street in Berlin’s Mitte district, it was named after the City of Bernau which is located about 10 km northeast of Berlin. During the old GDR times, the Wall was erected alongside this street and it became famous for numerous escapes from windows of nearby apartments and houses in the eastern part of the city.

Now, a part of it was turned into a memorial park, explaining the history of a divided Berlin, with a newly constructed Visitor and Information Center, a viewing platform and an exhibition about the time when the Berlin Wall was built in August 1961.

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Berlin Street Art – Hands

German Street Artist Andreas von Chrzanowski a.k.a case painted this piece of art in less than one week, on a wall at Köpenicker Straße X Brückenstraße in Berlin.

Case, who is known for photo-realistic portraits, is part of the graffiti crew Ma’Claim, which was founded in 2000 and is considered as pioneers in photo-realistic representation within the graffiti scene.

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Olympus OM-D Photography Playground 2014

Because last year’s exhibition was a huge success and over 27.000 people visited the Opernwerkstätten in Berlin in 2013, Olympus is hosting another OM-D Photography Playground from April 10 until Mai 25, 2014 (same location).

Rent an OM-D E-M10 (and keep the SD-Card) for free and discover the 7.000m² huge playground with (interactive) installations created by nine international artists: AlexandLiane, 3Destruct [ANTIVJ], Clemens Behr, Dean Chamberlain, Leandro Erlich, Philip Beesley, ANNA BURNS and THOMAS BROWN and Transforma and Maser.

With instruction signs in German and English and a professional staff helping you, not only with the cameras functions and controls, but also with the different photography techniques, the OM-D Playground is something for everyone.

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Japanese Embassy Cherry Blossoms

It’s this time of the year again, the cherry blossoms are in full bloom throughout the city and instead of taking part in the annual Cherry Blossom Celebration at Berlin’s Gardens of the World, I thought I should pay the Japanese Embassy a visit.

Built between 1938 and 1942 and designed by Ludwig Moshammer, damaged during WWII and rebuilt in 1987, the Japanese Embassy is one of 166 foreign representations in Berlin.

And as the national flower of Japan, it’s pretty obvious that even “little Japan” has its very own Cherry Blossom Trees.

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 German Premiere Berlin

The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the second part of the “Amazing Spider-Man Film Series”, celebrated its German Premiere on Tuesday April 14, at the Sony Center in Berlin, with director Marc Webb and producer Matt Tolmach.

Like last time, the main cast, Andrew Garfield, and Emma Stone were part of the celebrations, but this year, together with Jamie Foxx and Dane DeHaan with his wife, Anna Wood.

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Bikini Berlin – Shop Different

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.

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