A gallery where you can spend the night


Mammels Traum /Dieter Mammel’s Dream

Never has the artist felt as comfortable and secure as when he stayed with his grandparents in the country as a child – in their, to his three-year old’s eyes, “gigantic” oak bed. In “Mammel’s Dream” room it recreates this experience with an oversized bed. All rooms in the hotel have been individually decorated by an artist, whose concept includes the entire room. Every room is an original, there are double rooms with prices starts on 99 euros and singelrooms for 49 euros and its located in Mitte so close to communication and city.


Link to hotel: http://www.luise-berlin.com/

As close to the Spree as possible

Badeschiff means bathing ship, the brainchild of a local artist huge swimming pool made out of the shell of an industrial barge that floats in the river. The somewhat dirty part of the eastern Berlin Treptow, seems a unlikely place for sand-and-surf splashing, but once you pass through the entrance gate, there is cool bright sand, hammocks, folding beach chairs and the cool blue water of the pool itself, where you can swim from 8 a.m. until midnight the water is heated to 24 degrees Celsius and filled with 400,000 liters of fresh water. At night, the pool is lit and you have Berlin’s night sky. The atmosphere most incredible.

In the company of the pool there are concert halls and a old ship MS Hoppetossa with club music and restaurant.


Link to the (only german) page: http://www.arena-berlin.de/index.php/badeschiff/

Bikers are the new holy cows

Berlin is ideal city for getting around on a bike, bicycling culture is on top level, berlin is flat, mostly everywhere you find bike lanes and the, sometimes poor, car drivers do take a lot of consideration, specially with right turns and before opening the car door out on the street. So save your legs and move around between tourist sights with a bike, you will maybe even end up in unexpected places and discover more then planned!

The  German railway Deutsche Bahn (DB) is offering its Call a Bike Berlin service. The idea began as a spontaneous and flexible concept but now it is now more complicated, bicycles could previously be left on any side street but now they must be returned to one of the stations in Mitte. first you have to registrate  and then choose the correct rate for use. Anyway here is the website: http://www.callabike-interaktiv.de/ but its only in german…

There are loads of private renters, here is one that have comfortable cruisers and are located in old east part on Alexander platz, under the tv-tower and the other one in west part by the Zoo train station. Thay also have internet cafe or free wifi, maps, locks, and helmet. And cool bikes!

Web site: http://www.fahrradverleihberlin.com/

Ps. The picture in the post is from a bike shop is in Altlandsberg, about a 60km from Berlin.

Sunset on the Spree river

Laid back sightseeing on a raft! The best way of doing it!  The season starts in May but appointments can be made already now in April and the beautiful evening costs 59€  per person. Jump on the raft which takes a bit over 3 hours and there are beverages to buy and a included sushi menu with  miso soup , three small vegetarian spring rolls and sushi. The whole tour begins at the bridge Oberbaumbrücke and the closest metro station would be warschauer strasse or on the other side the river its schlesisches tor.

Webpage for dates and booking : http://sushiaufdemfloss.de/de/booking/

I bet you enjoy it!

A day out betting on horses! The season starts 8th of April. Minimum bet is one euro, there are diffrent ways of betting, either – The winning bet- you bet that “your horse” will be the winner across the finish line, or – The place- you are betting that “your horse” will be among the first three horses galloped across the finish line, or  -The two bets-you are betting that “your horse” in one the first two horses, or the two hardest ones -The trifecta- and -The Superfecta-  you bet the top three/four horses but also the order in which they come in over the finish line . So the stakes can be small with some euro but the emotions are great! Standing by cheering, looking and feeling all those emotions is a special occasion! Getting out there is super easy also, the S5 train from for example Alexanderplatz takes you straight to the Hoppengarten stop, takes about 30 min.


Link to the 2012 race dates : http://www.hoppegarten.com/renntermine.html

Take salt dip

It is an hour car ride outside Berlin but it is also the most beautiful thermal saltwater spa I have ever seen. The variety of pleasure choices is endless, underwater geysers, massage jets, jacuzzi , moist saunas, dry saunas running out in the snow during winter, a bath in goat milk or why not beer bath since we are in Germany, all kind of massages and the prices are really good.

And to get there is really easy:

Take the R1 train from e.g. Alexanderplatz, direction Frankfurt oder, change to train OE35 in Furstenwalde Bahnhof, and get off in Bad Saarow bahnhof, walk 500 meters and you are in for a treat!

Main components according to an analysis of the healing water:

Sodium 8.65 g/l
Calcium 0.51 g/l
Magnesium 0.23 g/l
Chloride 14.46 g/l
Sulphate 0.29 g/l
Bicarbonate 0.23 g/l

Bad Saarows homepage : http://www.bad-saarow.de/en/bad-saarow-therme/

Heavy-duty playground

Would you like to do something different? Not afraid of getting dirty, need to get rid of some tension or just to feel a lot of machine power under your command? They call it a men sandbox or playground but why should only the men have all the fun? So lets call it a adoult playground; the options are almost unlimited: take a hummer for a spin in the forest or a monster truck, or a quad, or just a segway or wildwater rafting or a construction digger or a war tank , or  flight with a gyrocopter, or … your pick! It does cost a bit, around 150 euro but its unbeatable feeling to manage these huge and loud machines. So grab your bulldozer and come out and play!

Homepage : http://www.maennerspielplatz.de/erlebnisfinder-berlin.html

A hat is a message for the sky!











Whether its for a wedding, cocktail party or just to dress up an every day, with these unique creations everyone is green with envy. Something extra to bring home from Berlin! Julia is living her dream, she is a schooled hat-maker, a does the whole process by hand according to the old procedures.  But her pieces are far from oldish, all modern with a special twist, pieces of art!

Julia Mogwits homepage : http://www.juliamogwitz.de/














Art critic Emilie Trice has called Berlin “the graffiti Mecca of the urban art world.” And so true, there is a lot, a lot and maybe even to much… Street art in Berlin is a big industry also. It’s not exactly legal, but the city’s title of UNESCO’s City of Design has kept local authorities from doing much to change what observers call the most “bombed” city in Europe. From the authorities’ point of view, the graffiti attracts tourists, and the tourists bring money to the city.

World largest open air gallery










A section of the former Berlin wall is now the East Side Gallery, it is 1.3km-long. Approximately 106 paintings by artists from all over the world covers this memorial for freedom and it makes it the largest open air gallery in the world. To match the walk with communication get off at the S-Bahn stop Warschauer Str., walk along the wall, then get back on at Ostbahnhof.

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