Monthly Archives: January 2012

Soak and float

I was here when Germany was winning the European football cup, perfect timing, there was nobody there! But even thou its a magical place. The pool with warm salt water, where you just float in a dimmed lighting and with underwater music or if you look ahead on their website a harp concert for example, is true relaxing experience for all your senses. The center dome has a round window in the ceiling where moonlight comes in or you can float and look at the stars, open until midnight. There is no obligation of wearing a bathing suits except in the pool which a some customers make use of. There are all kind of different saunas and every hour with various infusions in the Finnish sauna, and of course jacuzzi and a heated outdoor pool.

 

Liquidrom homepage : http://www.liquidrom-berlin.de/en/index.php

Varieté with the genius music from Tiger Lillies

The Berlin Wintergarten theatre has a long history dated back to 1887, bombed 1944 and then rebuilt but the feeling is there from  all the burlesque shows. Its an  extraordinary showthat combines the nostalgic atmosphere of Variete, circus from the twenties  with the vibe and energy their music. The Tiger Lillies are a three person band, formed in 1989 from London and they have over 30 albums on their record they have surreal style that is dark and humorous, a bit from the last century.

Wintergarten Theatre : http://www.wintergarten-berlin.de/en/programme/current-shows/the-tiger-lillies-freakshow.html

Where will you be at noon on Sunday

 

This is the place where everybody is on weekends during the day, after the brunch of course…Flee markets are located practical  in every district of Berlin. And its such a nice of spending time and you might find THE catch of the year!

 

 

 

Meeting, chatting, bargain the prices, trying out, sitting in sun and having a cup of and looking at people, what could possibly be nicer! The biggest one is in Mauer park but this one at Boxhagenerplatz is my favorit, it has more charm in small scale. And there is a lot of cafes around,  so go and enjoy a stroll in the park. The link is only in german but google translate fortunately does the job.

 

Berlin-City offical portal : http://www.berlin.de/special/shopping/flohmaerkte/1998240-1724959-flohmarkt-am-boxhagener-platz.html

Come home for dinner

shy chef

 

If you still feel that you haven’t got to know the Germans quite well enough, invite your self for dinner at home in the bohemian Kreuzberg. The concept is genius and simple. The chef is called the shy chef, he cooks, you book a place at his next dinner seating and there you are at the dinner table full of new acquaintance. As it is a secret supper club, you have to write and make a reservation and the shy chef accepts donations that are well worth the evening.  Bon appetite!

 

The shy chefs blog page : http://theshychef.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

The wet and dead collection

naturhistorische

 

They call it the wet collection and right so, there is 80 tonnes of ethanol. After three years of reconstruction it is from some time now open to the public.

It is high level research collection that is used by scientists even nowadays.  Except the wet collection there is an stuffed example of every animal ever walked the earth, really neat!

And if you have curious children this is the place to take them!

 

Natural historic museums homepage : http://www.naturkundemuseum-berlin.de/en/ausstellungen/the-wet-collections/?Fsize=0&Lightversion=1%3Ftypo%3D1%3Ftypo%3D1%3Ftypo%3D2%3Ftypo%3D1%3Ftypo%3D2%3Ftypo%3D1%3Ftypo%3D2%3Ftypo%3D2%3Ftypo%3D0

Private art collection in bunkers

Boros collection

 

Here is a bit different art walk. Private art Collection of the Boros couple,
Located in a 3000 m2 old bunker in central Berlin, something about the bunker; built as
shelter for civilians, then used as prison by the Soviet Army then a warehouse
then the toughest club in the world with techno-, fetish-, and fantasy parties and so on and so on…
Now it houses art and one of my favorite pieces of Olafur Eliasson. Worth while!
But it requires some planning because of  reservation through their web page before visiting.

Boros collections homepage : http://www.sammlung-boros.de/index.php?id=2711&L=1&id=1

Dance the night away

ballhaus_berlin

 

Visit a ballhause In Berlin. Can’t get any more German than this. Early evening you eat a schnitzel with sauerkraut, rinse it down with
a big pitcher of beer, watch a concert or professionals dancers doing their foxtrot or swing and late evening the whole dance floor just rock explodes.

Everyone is there just to dance and have fun and its not hard to imagine the atmosphere from early century’s parties right where the band was playing, thick layer of smoke in the air, and the ladies pearls and feathers swinging around the dance hall.  And its still the same good atmosphere the beer floats and it’s an excellent opportunity to meet locals,the crowd is mixed but for sure  no teenagers.

Clärchens Ballhaus homepage :http://www.ballhaus.de/programm.html

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