Best of Berlin 2012

The year 2012 is almost over and it was amazing, with lots of movie premieres, fairs, flash mobs and of course, events. Many stars and artists visited Berlin, we celebrated the 775th anniversary and st patrick’s day, the new airport got delayed till 2013, the earth hour took place again this year and the Coca Cola Christmas Trucks were back in town.

But that’s not all, I’ve listed up some of the most interesting articles from the previous 12 months, so if you’ve missed something, take a look, some of these events will be back in 2013 and some of them will never happen again. But whatever happens in 2013, I wish you all the best and stay frosty!

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Coca Cola Christmas Truck Tour 2012


The Coca Cola Christmas Trucks were in town, and it was, kind of a disappointment (compared to the years 2009 and 2010). In fact, it was only one truck, placed on a, what I call, a carnival and not a Christmas market, between a Ferris wheel and a roller coaster. But after they completely skipped the last year, it was at least something.

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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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Berlin Christmas Bike Tour – Santa Claus on Road

The Christmas Bike Tour this year was a bit small, probably because the weather was just awful, but heavy rain can’t harm a real biker.

The Christmas Bike Tour is an annual event where hundreds of bikers, dressed in Christmas costumes, are driving through the city giving gifts, they have collected during the year, to poor children and social institutions.

Here are some picture from this years event.

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Merry Christmas 2012

Merry Christmas Everyone

It’s Christmas Eve in Berlin, people celebrating this day with their families and relatives, singing Christmas songs and giving presents (yep today, not tomorrow). Therefore and for the last time of this year I will show you some fancy Christmas decorations.

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Coca Cola Christmas Truck Tour 2009

Like every year, the Coca Cola Christmas Trucks were on a tour through every major city in Germany and the final parade was held in Berlin yesterday. Ten trucks with four stages and a snack bar to buy Bratwurst and Glühwein against the cold.

With -16°C (3.2°F) and heavy snowfall, it was the coldest day of the year. But that was not a real problem and thousands of people were following the parade on its way from the Kurfürstendamm, via the Potsdamer Platz and the Brandenburger Tor to its final goal, the Rote Rathaus Berlin.

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Shop Window Plush Parade

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The Story of the Fall of the Wall, the Berlinale and the Friedrichstadtpalast, told by little animals.

That’s what you can see if you visit the Galeria Kaufhof near Berlin’s Alexanderplatz. Four shop windows were decorated with a really plushy Christmas decoration. Ten month were necessary to create, place and animate every single puppet, the senior decorator himself had the idea.

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