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  • ANGST FÜR PUNK BERLIN!

    part one of a brief tour of berlin that generally avoids main attractions, but instead focuses on easily overlooked gems and sentimental favorites.

    • Feb 2017
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  • Pratergarten

    1

    Beer Garden

    i love its mid-century architecture. a special place to soak up the summer atmosphere beneath the chestnut trees. populated by all sorts of berliners.

  • Trödelmarkt Arkonaplatz

    2

    Flea Market

    "early bird gets the worm!" at this exquisite oasis made even more charming by a separate farmer's market. good cafés around the peaceful square as well.

  • Eschschloraque

    3

    Speakeasy

    great bar hiding in plain sight at end of an alley in berlin's most touristy area. no sign on door. knock but door policy varies. be chill if you want in.

  • Zeughauskino

    4

    Indie Movies

    exceptionally nice cinema, usually not crowded. room preserved from 1963 - socialist architecture at its best, perhaps. also hosts programs for the berlinale.

  • Cookies Cream

    5

    Vegetarian / Vegan

    the ultimate pop-up vegetarian restaurant, perhaps? banks, markets, warehouses have been past locales. after dinner, the space sometimes converts into a club.

  • Lerchen und Eulen

    6

    Bar

    one of those many shabby yet wonderfully comfortable berlin café bars but "larks and owls" does it better than many of the rest. comfortable and genuine.

  • Oberbaumbrücke

    7

    Bridge

    amazing mural by blu, called the pink man (made in 2007), in kreuzberg, at the western end of the bridge - right by schlesischestrasse. more murals nearby.

  • Badeschiff Berlin

    8

    Pool

    a floating outdoor bathing area along the spree. very festive, with drinks and food. a nice get-away. of course, it's best in the summer.

  • Club der Visionäre

    9

    Lounge

    another one of those summertime gems, an outdoor hang-out by weeping willows along the canal - used to attract artsy, designy types. hopefully, it still does.

  • Lohmühle

    10

    Housing Development

    on the banks of the landwehr canal, a community of artists, misfits & squatters. lively, feisty, like copenhagen's christiania, despite efforts to shut it down.

  • Görlitzer Park

    11

    Park

    once a train station, destroyed in world war II. graffiti-garnished park hosts cultural gatherings & impromptu activities, official & unofficial.

  • Klunkerkranich

    12

    Beer Garden

    a rooftop paradise of gardening, beer and city views of surrouding neukölln. a democratic, inclusive crowd. cover charge at night.

  • Sowjetisches Ehrenmal im Treptower Park

    13

    Memorial Site

    last time i was in berlin, treptow was on the verge of being an "it" neighborhood. i visited the nearby park, filled with soviet-era monuments. eerie artifacts.

  • Tempelhofer Park

    14

    Park

    you can ride your bike on the runways of berlin's retired airport. for those of us who have to "settle" for the high line in NYC, this one emerges victorious.

  • Berliner Unterwelten e.V.

    15

    History Museum

    explore bunkers, shelters, escape tunnels, sewers, even an airplane factory, all of it underground! sign-up online.

Christian Svanes Kolding

Christian Svanes Kolding