Hitler and his Loathsome Irish Nephew

Of all the stories concerning Adolf Hitler, one of the most strange has to be that of his Irish relatives and in particular a man called William Patrick Hitler. It should not be a susprise that Adolf Hitler had relatives but what is facinating is the story of his “loathsome nephew” as Hitler called him. […]

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Hyper-inflation Weimar Republic

When we look at history and at 1920´s Germany in particular, there is definitely a pattern to the rise of the far-right. Economic instability plays a massive role in dividing people. When economies function as they should, the population of a country tends to vote for centre-right or centre-left parties.When people are faced with economic […]

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Why you should visit Green Week 2017

Berlin Is a foodie’s paradise. Every kind of cuisine is on offer here thanks to Berlin’s multicultural and international populace, there is something for everyone’s palette. We are more than just Currywurst and Pork knuckles here you know! The city is also leading the way in all things vegetarian and vegan. With the world now […]

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Spas in Berlin

Travelling is not always so easy; packing, unpacking, airports, train stations, traffic jams, language barriers and there is no denying that the Winter months in Berlin can be harsh. A spa day is a perfect way to warm the bones and help you relax. I have picked my Top Three Spa’s in Berlin for you […]

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Berlin’s Best Theatres

Berlin’s nightlife is world famous. But smoky bars and late nights are not for everyone, so why not catch a show whilst you are here in Berlin? We have compiled a list of the Berlin’s Best Theatres for your viewing pleasure. Monbijou Theatre Where: Monbijoustr.2 (S-Bahn Oranienburger Str) Website Monbijou Theatre is an independent stage […]

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November Events Berlin

Try as we might, there is no avoiding Autumn. Autumn to be fair, is better than Winter, so let’s lap up those orange and red leaves before December descends and we can’t even remember what leaves looked like. We have picked some indoor activities for you troopers to enjoy. Asian Short Film Night ‘LGBT in […]

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Things to do in October

Here are a few of our top tips for autumn adventures in Berlin… Reunification Celebrations Where: Brandenburg Gate When: 1st-3rd October Free Entry German Reunification is celebrated with a three-day street festival around the Brandenburg Gate and ‘Strasse des 17. Juni’. The event is extremely family friendly, in fact this year we have horse-riding, karaoke […]

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Stumbling Stones

Remembering the past Although located in 18 countries, numbering over 50,000 which makes up the world’s largest memorial you could easily have missed the simple yet powerful Stolpersteine (Stumbling stones) beneath your feet as you walk. Designed by a German artist Gunter Demnig, Stolpersteine are small memorial stones that commemorate individual victims of the Holocaust […]

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An Icon of 1920s Berlin: Anita Berber

Anita Berber was arguably Weimar Berlin’s most scandalous and decadent cabaret dancer. After the destruction of the First World War, cultural life in Berlin well and truly blossomed. Anita Berber epitomized that, she adopted the ‘live fast, die young’ emblem of the scene. Live fast and die young she did. Berber was born in Leipzig […]

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Salsa in Berlin

You could be completely forgiven for thinking Salsa doesn’t exist in the rule-loving Fatherland. You could be forgiven but you’d be wrong. Salsa wiggled it’s way across Europe in the eighties and hit hard in Germany. Today Berlin has a thriving Salsa scene in fact, it is one of the Salsa capitals of the world. […]

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