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Döner Kebab Pillow from UnitedLabels AG on Amazon

Döner Kebab Pillow – Good Night, Meat Dreams!

Cornershop knew what they were talking about when they sang ‘Everybody needs a Döner for a pillow’* and you can get your own Döner Kebab pillow on Amazon.** Foolish enough to forget to eat a kebab after a big night out? You’ll have your Döner pillow to comfort you. Woken up in the middle of […]

Stone Brewing Berlin, the European headquarters of the US craft brewer in the former Marienfedorf gasworks

Stone Brewing Berlin – A Craft Beer Colossus

Stone Brewing Berlin, the US craft brewer’s first European outpost, is a brewery, restaurant and beer garden on the site of the former Mariendorf gasworks. The red brick colossus of the 3,200 square metre main hall of Stone Brewing Berlin is home to the brewery, main bar, restaurant, merchandise shop and library bar. The brewery […]

The Nazi book burning on Bebelplatz (then Opernplatz) in Berlin in 1933 - Screenshot from Nazi Book Burning, a short documentary from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on YouTube

Sunday Documentary: Nazi Book Burning

In the short documentary, Nazi Book Burning, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum presents the events of 1933 in Germany and discusses why regimes like the Nazis target culture and in particular books. Shortly after the Nazis’ rise to power, picking up on the government’s desire to ‘purify’ German culture and society, the National Socialist […]

Ernst-Thälmann-Park Housing Complex from MODERN EAST. Build Your Own Modernist DDR - a set of 9 paper models of GDR Architecture to cut out and assemble by Zupagrafika.

GDR Architecture Models – MODERN EAST. Build Your Own Modernist DDR by Zupagrafika

MODERN EAST. Build Your Own Modernist DDR is a set of 9 paper models of GDR Architecture to cut out and assemble by Zupagrafika. The kit includes includes three examples of GDR Architecture in Berlin: Haus des Berliner Verlages; Kino International; and the Ernst-Thälmann-Park Housing Complex. The additional six models are: Mokka-Milch-Eisbar ‘Kosmos’, Cottbus; Y-Hochhaus, […]

Escape From East Berlin - Screenshot from Swim for your life out of the GDR!

Escape From East Berlin – Swimming across the Spree

The video entitled Swim for your life out of the GDR! on YouTube shows a daring escape from East Berlin across the River Spree near the Reichstag. The film starts with a shot of the river facing the Fernsehturm as the narrator sets the scene and then cuts to amateur footage of the escape attempt. […]

Kotti d'Azur Poster from Muschi Kreuzberg

Kotti d’Azur Poster from Muschi Kreuzberg

An adult twist on the design of the classic child’s car play mat, the Kotti d’Azur poster from Muschi Kreuzberg will appeal to the inner child in every Berlin-lover. There are some recognisable Kreuzberg landmarks: U-Bhf Kottbusser Tor; Zentrum Kreuzberg; and the Victor Ash Astronaut mural; and some touches of Kotti humour dotted around. Here’s […]

The Verkehrskanzel, a 1950s Traffic Control Pulpit, from the traffic island on the corner of Kurfürstendamm and Joachimstaler Straße in Berlin

Verkehrskanzel – Berlin’s 1950s Traffic Control Pulpit

Perched among the trees at a busy intersection on one of Europe’s most famous shopping streets, the Verkehrskanzel, a 1950s Traffic Control Pulpit, is a relic of a bygone era. It is hard to imagine it now, watching the constant stream of traffic at the corner of the Kurfürstendamm and Joachimstaler Straße, but at one […]

Screenshot aus Der Rote Elvis auf YouTube

Sunday Documentary: The Red Elvis – The Story of Dean Reed

The documentary, The Red Elvis, tells the story of the American folk-rock singer Dean Reed, who emigrated to East Germany in 1973 and became a poster boy for the Communist regime. Born in Denver, Colorado, Reed was relatively unknown in America in contrast to his fame behind the Iron Curtain. In 1958 he signed to […]