America Haus in Berlin

März 11, 2017

#America #House #Berlin

Berlin Spandauer Schiffahrstkanal

März 11, 2017

#Berlin #Spandauer #Schiffahrstkanal #Tegel

Rummelsburger Bucht

März 11, 2017

 

Rieselfelder in Gatow

März 11, 2017

#Rieselfelder  #Gatow #Berlin

Teufelsberg im Berliner Grunewald

Dezember 31, 2016

#teufelsberg #berlin #grunewald

Teufelsberg im Berliner Grunewald

Als ich mal wieder auf Entdeckungsreise rund um den Teufelsberg im Berliner Grunewald war, sah ich diese Gruppe von Menschen auf dem Berg diskutieren.

#teufelsberg#berlin #grunewald

Brücke am Bahnhof Zoo

Juni 19, 2016

Bruecke Bahnhof Zoo

Hippies am Bahnhof Zoo

Während ich im Burger King unter der berühmten Brücke in Berlin am Bahnhof Zoo saß, kam mir dieses Hippie Pärchen vor die Linse.

36. Berlin Halbmarathon Ngatuny

April 20, 2016

Berlin_HM_2016

ein Foto von Emmanuel Ngatuny

, der beim 36 Berliner Halbmarathon die 21,1 km in 01:02:07 lief. Damit kam der Kenianer hinter seinen Landsmännern Richard Mengich  und Simon Tesfay  auf Platz 3. Die 10 km passierte er nach 28:42 min. Hier schaut er sich um weil, Arne Gabius direkt hinter ihm in Ziel lief.

#berlinhalf #berlin #Halfmarathon #2016 #run #berlinhalfmarathon #ngatuny

Berlin Half Marathon April 2016

April 20, 2016

Berlin Half Marathon 2016

ein Foto von Simon Tesfay

, der im April 2016 in Berlin den  Halbmarathon in 01:01:00 lief. Damit kam der Kenianer hinter seinen Landsmann Richard Mengich auf Platz 2. Die 10 km passierte er nach 28:37 min.

#berlinhalf #berlin #Halfmarathon #2016 #run #berlinhalfmarathon #tesfay

Berlin Marathon 2015

März 20, 2016

Berlin Sport Laufen Marathon 2015Eliud Kipchoge

Die Spitzengruppe mit Pacemakern um den späteren Sieger Eliud Kipchoge. Kipchoge gewann den Wettkampf in 02:04:00.

Berlin Ostkreuz

März 13, 2016

Ostkreuz Ruine

Ruine am Ostkreuz

ein Foto aus vergangenen Tagen …

Speisegaststätte

Dezember 22, 2015

speisegaststaette

S-Bahn Berlin Tiergarten

Dezember 20, 2015

s_bahn_tiergarten

10 signs it’s your first time in Berlin

Dezember 12, 2015

1. You’re trying to pay for everything with a credit card.

Man at ATM; Gumball Dispenser

Yeah, Berlin isn’t really the place for plastic money. We prefer the old-fashioned paper kind. So nur bargeld, please.

2. You’re expecting beautiful architecture similar to what you’ve seen in Paris or Vienna.

But then you remember that Berlin was destroyed. Destroyed over and over again, and then divided, and than reunited and all this history is “hidden” from you. It’s not easy to immediately appreciate Berlin, you have to do your homework to fully enjoy it.

Pay attention on the bullet holes all over the historical buildings. Notice how there’s several new buildings in a city with over 700 years of history. (That’s because of war, guys! War.) See all the parks we have? Those were actually extensively bombed areas. Berlin usually built parks over them because houses were too expensive. Berlin’s motto is ‘poor but pretty.’

3. You’re pleasantly surprised by the nightlife.

Yeah, it’s legendary. People dress up in fetish costumes, the loud sounds of the nightclubs, the different people from all over the world, the vibe…

Photo: fotostrasse

4. Because you were expecting to only see techno clubs.

I’ve lived here for four years and no one’s ever asked me to go to Berghain. It doesn’t matter if you’re a metalhead, punkrocker, techno lover or just want to have a good time with your friends in a bar. Berlin is big enough for all of us.

5. You’re afraid of the large words yet you’re still trying to pronounce them out loud.

Photo: fotostrasse

I confess, they are very scary at first. But after awhile, you’ll see that enormous German words are just regular words without spaces between them.

6. You’re still looking for maß bier, mustard and all the other ‘typical’ German foods.

But then you notice that Berlin is Berlin and Bavaria is Bavaria and those two don’t have a lot in common. Prepare to eat your wurst with ketchup and curry and to have Turkish food more easily available than German food. And here, the beer is 500ml because 1L beer makes no sense — it will get flat, warm(er) and it’s just not practical to carry a heavy glass through an entire night.

7. You’re shocked by the price of beer and water.

Photo: fotostrasse

Get used to it: you can buy a good beer for less than 80 cents but a bottle of water will set you back 1.60€. Consider it a sign.

8. You think all of your money has disappeared. But it’s actually just in coins now.

You could easily have 30€ in coins just clanging around in your bag.

9. You’re afraid someone’s going to force you to speak German.

But they won’t. Because everybody speaks English. If a Berliner tells you they don’t speak English very well, they’ll most likely be way more articulate than most US or UK-born citizens.

10. You assume most people will be wearing dirndls and lederhosen and will be counting down the days until the next Oktoberfest.

#MadeInBerlin

A photo posted by Made in Berlin (@madeinberlinvintage) on

Again: Bavaria is not Berlin. And even in Bavaria, they don’t do that.

Graffiti in Gray

November 8, 2015

Graffiti in Gray

automn leafs at Tiergarten

November 1, 2015

automn leafs