My Berlin Blog

In-depth reviews and articles about this unique city.

Cool Summer Culture

When the temperature rises, it’s good to escape the crowds and get out of the city centre. In Berlin, there’s a host of cool culture …

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Cool tips for a hot day

In a Berlin heatwave, it’s easy to stay cool – in every sense of the word. If you look down on the German capital from …

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Einstein

Einstein in Berlin

Albert Einstein’s Berlin years (1914-1932) were set against a backdrop of tumultuous times. The 20th Century had opened with great hopes, but soon developed into …

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Charlotte’s Amazing House of Treasures

The Gründerzeitmuseum, tucked away in Mahlsdorf on the eastern edge of Berlin, is home to a unique collection of furniture, antiques and curios. Its name …

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The Art of Society

Berlin’s Neue Nationalgalerie is back after almost six years of reconstruction. I can’t imagine a more fitting exhibition space for 20th Century visual arts.  With …

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Berlin Global

“Only Connect” “Only connect and both shall be exalted” is the essence of the Humboldt Forum. When E.M.Forster famously used these words he was linking …

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The Humboldt Forum – a Palace for all Peoples

The Berlin Palace (Stadtschloss) is back in Berlin, a least in part. The opening ceremony took place on 20th July 2021 and the golden cross …

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Temples of Drama and Music

The very word opera conjures up high drama – and no city does it better than Berlin. Over the past century it has experienced lawlessness …

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The Fantastic Futurium

And now for something completely different – a museum that looks forward to the future rather than back to the past. Called the ‘Futurium’ or …

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Berlin’s Green Heart

The Tiergarten is a splendid park. Spread before the Brandenburg Gate, for Berliners it has long been synonymous with both pleasure and leisure…

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