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Berlin Maps: S- & U-Bahn Walking Map by Kristin Baumann

It won’t comes as a surprise to regular readers that I have a thing about maps and that I love nothing more than walking around Berlin. So imagine my excitement when I first saw Kristin Baumann’s S- & U-Bahn Walking Map, which shows the walking time between stations on Berlin’s public transport network. Following the […]

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Johanna Quaas – The World’s Oldest Competitive Gymnast

It’s not every day that you see a great-grandmother doing handstands, forward rolls and cartwheels and performing gymnastic routines on the parallel bars – unless your spending time with Johanna Quaas that is. At 91-years old, Quaas is officially the oldest competitive gymnast in the world, an honour first bestowed upon her in the 2012 […]

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The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall – Konrad H. Jarausch

This TED-Ed Original, The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall, from Konrad H. Jarausch distills the complicated background to and history of the Berlin Wall into a 6-minute animated short film. TED-Ed Original lessons feature the words and ideas of educators brought to life by professional animators. Konrad H. Jarausch is Professor of European […]

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BRLO Brwhouse – Berlin Craft Beer Wonderland

A paradise on earth for Craft Beer lovers, BRLO Brwhouse, on the edge of the Park am Gleisdreieck in Berlin is a combination of brewery, bar, restaurant and beer garden. The Brwhouse, which consists of 38 recycled shipping containers, celebrated its official opening in January 2017 and is the latest chapter in a story that […]

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Salt n Bone – Sunday Roasts and Craft Beer

Salt n Bone in Prenzlauer Berg serves what is for me the ultimate combination in comfort food – Sunday roasts and craft beer – a rarity in Berlin. Run by Dubliners, Andrew Costello and Rebecca Lynch the emphasis on the menu at Salt n Bone is on high quality pub food made with locally sourced […]

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Ghost Station – Potsdamer Platz in 1989

It’s hard to imagine it now travelling through the brightly lit and shiny tiled S-Bahn station at Potsdamer Platz but during the Cold War this was one of Berlin’s infamous ghost stations. When the Berlin wall went up in August 1961 it followed the arbitrary borders drawn up by the Allied Powers and the Soviets […]

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Berlin Wall Homeopathic Remedy (Murus Berlinensis)

People who are unused to medical treatment in Germany are often shocked when the doctor prescribes nothing stronger than tea for a cold or even asthma but just imagine you were told to drink the Berlin Wall homeopathic remedy. There are practitioners of homeopathic medicine who believe that drinking a solution made with the crushed […]

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