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What to do and Where to go in Berlin

Berlin is a city that has so much to offer, making it impossible to create a definitive “top 10” list. Whether you’re on a whirlwind tour or just want to hit the highlights, these are the articles I wrote about where to go and what to do in Berlin:

Get ready to conquer Berlin's biggest schnitzel at Louis! This legendary restaurant in historic Rixdorf serves up an epic pork schnitzel that's over a kilo. Discover the taste of tradition and challenge your appetite.

Conquer Berlin’s Biggest Schnitzel: An Epic Food Challenge at Louis

Ever dreamed of tackling a schnitzel that could feed a small army? Look no further than Louis, a charming restaurant in Berlin’s historic Rixdorf district. This isn’t your average schnitzel, folks – it’s the biggest schnitzel in Berlin, and ready to test your appetite. A Schnitzel Legend in the Heart …

Heavier, harder, louder, faster was the motto for heavy metal fans in the 1980s, not just in the West but also behind the Iron Curtain. The Museum in der Kulturbrauerei Berlin is hosting a charming exhibition, "Heavy Metal in the GDR," that dives into the passionate and surprisingly resilient heavy metal scene in East Germany.

Behind the Iron Curtain: The Untold Story of Heavy Metal in the GDR

The Museum in der Kulturbrauerei Berlin is hosting a charming exhibition, “Heavy Metal in the GDR,” that dives into the passionate and surprisingly resilient heavy metal scene in East Germany.

However, the story doesn't end there. In July 2015, Murnau's final resting place in Stahnsdorf South-Western Cemetery was desecrated in an unusual set of circumstances. His skull was stolen, and although wax residue found at the scene hinted at a possible occult motive, the perpetrators and their intentions remain shrouded in mystery. This macabre incident has cast a shadow over the legacy of one of cinema's most visionary figures, leaving an enduring question mark alongside his undeniable contributions to the art form. His skull has not been recovered since.

The Ghost of F.W. Murnau in Berlin: Unearthing His Secrets in the German Capital

F.W. Murnau left a multi-dimensional legacy in Berlin. It includes the enduring impact of his films, the unsettling story of his stolen skull, and the subtle tributes scattered in surprising places around the city.

The Berlin Wall wasn't simply a physical border. The video here paints a vivid picture of how this seemingly impenetrable structure went through the heart of Berlin. Families were separated overnight, friends couldn't visit each other freely, and the Berlin Wall's construction led to a devastating housing crisis in West Berlin. You can still see some of these problems in the city today.

The Berlin Wall in Video in 1981: A Must-See for History Buffs in Berlin

Get a chilling glimpse of the Berlin Wall in video. This short documentary reveals the Wall's impact on Berlin and the human cost of Cold War division.

If you love movies and find yourself in Berlin, a trip to the Deutsche Kinemathek, also known as the Berlin Cinema Museum, is an absolute must. Discover the magic of German film and television history at this extraordinary museum in Potsdamer Platz.

Berlin Cinema Museum: A Celebration of German Film & Television

If you love movies and find yourself in Berlin, a trip to the Deutsche Kinemathek, also known as the Berlin Cinema Museum, is an absolute must. Discover the magic of German film and television history at this extraordinary museum in Potsdamer Platz.

Berlin is filled with incredible street art, but a one-piece mural on Prinzenstrasse holds a unique surprise. The Daphne and Apollo mural, a towering collaboration between artists Francisco Bosoletti and Young Jarus, retells an ancient Greek myth with a hidden twist.

Explore Berlin’s Daphne & Apollo Mural on Prinzenstrasse in Kreuzberg

Berlin is filled with incredible street art, but a one-piece mural on Prinzenstrasse holds a unique surprise. The Daphne and Apollo mural, a towering collaboration between artists Francisco Bosoletti and Young Jarus, retells an ancient Greek myth with a hidden twist.

In the aftermath of World War II, Berlin became a city split in two—a concrete sign of the ideological divide between East and West. This short video, Life in POSTWAR BERLIN before the WALL, which I found on the BBC Archive YouTube page, explores the stark differences in the quality of life between East and West Berlin and the invisible boundary between them.

Berlin’s Divided Heart: Stories of Resilience and Resistance

In the aftermath of World War II, Berlin became a city split in two—a concrete sign of the ideological divide between East and West. This short video, Life in POSTWAR BERLIN before the WALL, which I found on the BBC Archive YouTube page, explores the stark differences in the quality of life between East and West Berlin…

In the heart of Berlin, at the edge of where Tempelhof and Neukölln meet, a colossal iron relic stands as a stark reminder of the city's turbulent past. Known as the Vaubeka Crane, this industrial titan once symbolized resilience during a crisis.

From Industrial Workhorse to Historic Landmark: The Vaubeka Crane Story

The Vaubeka Crane towers over the Teltow Canal, a crucial waterway for transporting goods into Berlin. It was built in 1935 for the United Berlin Coal Dealers by Vereinigte Berliner Kohlenhandels (VAUBEKA). Its task during the airlift was monumental—to quickly unload precious coal flown in from nearby Tempelhof Airport…

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