Tag - Friedrichshain
Every year since the beginning of time (1998), the two Berlin districts Friedrichshain (fhain) and Kreuzberg (xberg) fight an anarchic battle right in the middle of Berlin’s Oberbaum Bridge, for the title, King of the Bridge.
The Bridge, considered as one of Berlin’s landmarks, links the two districts above the Spree and separated East and West during the GDR times.
To win, you need to push you opponent back to its district and in 2013, Friedrichshain clearly dominated the fight.
The Street artists FinDac, Belin, Inti and Shaka decorated the wall which surrounds the YAAM, the Young African Art Market (Stralauer Platz 35), with some amazing Murals, during their visit in Berlin in 2012.
But since the YAAM has to move to a different location, to make place for another big construction project, it’s not quite sure how long the wall (and the murals) will remain.
Every year, the Oberbaum Bridge, which connects Berlin’s districts Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg over the Spree, becomes a meeting place for artists and those interested in art. Yesterday, over 100 national and international artists exhibited their works, ranging from established painters, sculptors and photographers to the less well known.
Oberbaum-Bridge 2011, a war between two districts, a war between Kreuzberg (Xberg) and Friedrichshain (Fhain), a war with everything you can throw but won’t hurt people. Since 1998, each summer, people of all kinds and all ages meet up at Oberbaum-Bridge Berlin to fight an anarchic battle with rotten fruits, water-bombs and similar harmless objects.
This year’s winner and therefore the new champion of the bridge is Kreuzberg.
Since April 2004, the MTV-Germany headquarters are located at Berlin’s Osthafen (East Port) (which lies along the Spree in Friedrichshain.), right beside Universal Music and Hugo Boss. The main building was put under a monument protection a couple of years ago, but MTV has found a way to “pimp up” the boring-looking terrain.
For the 8th time, Sandsation is back in Berlin with over 20 sand artists (called carvers) from all over the world (You may remember last year’s event). This year I had the chance to see the artists live in action.
But, what kind of sand do they use?
Well, the sand has been compressed into a material much like a soft sand stone, it also has a little “silt” content, so it wouldn’t work with normal beach sand.