Berlin, a bright and pulsating landmark on the international party circuit, strikes an uncharacteristically quiet note come Christmas Day. Germany’s capital, grown strangely silent, is seasonally transformed into a vacuum of shuttered shop windows and [...]» read more
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KaDeWe is short for Kaufhaus des Westens, or “Department Store of the West”, in English. It is Berlin’s answer to Harrods or Macy’s, and a must-see for visitors to the city, especially during the festive [...]» read more
With the Christmas tree decorated and in pride of place in the Hotel Concorde Berlin lobby, the festive season can now officially commence. For those of you who have never celebrated Christmas in Germany before, [...]» read more
Tucked away on the charming Savignyplatz square is the much-loved Bücherbogen. Since 1980, this specialty bookstore has been sating intellectual appetites with its extensive selection of international publications about visual culture’s manifold forms: architecture, design, art, [...]» read more
The much-anticipated film adaptation of British author David Mitchell’s best-selling book, Cloud Atlas, began showing in German cinemas yesterday. Read on to find out what I made of the film, and also learn more about [...]» read more
Berlin is a city awash with fleamarkets; every neighbourhood or Kiez seems to have at least one. Most take place at the weekend, but some are also on during the week. Whether you’re looking for dusty heirlooms, [...]» read more